Skeptical, really, especially if you got the 'vette you wouldn't need the Thumb. It may impress you in the store, heck, you may even like it, but when you own it for a month or so, you just realize how limited it's potential is. The BB's wood characetiristics are "bright resonant" so no need to put "bright" PU's in it. My luthier is quite impressed with the bass' resonance, and that's another reason why I'm keeping it. You should consider pickups with deep and bold sound, those with Alnico magnets in them. Maybe Seymour Duncan Basslines, or something like that. Ceramic will make it way to trebly, but hey, meybe you want it like that. And don't forget to shield everything. Even $2000+ basses have piss poor shielding. As for the corvette - the only thing I'd do to it, is to replace the MEC's. MEC's are shoddy, and they can't help the bass open its entire potential up. As for the streamer. My friend owns a Streamer Stage II, but it's been modded. He put some custom made pickups in it. It does sound BIG. But then again - so is the pricetag.