hey up guys and gals. So a band that i loved when i was growing, then hated turning into an adult and just getting back into now, has a pretty sweet bass tone which i never noticed before! So the gear used was an original Gibson grabber, and a Ampeg SVT Special anniversary head, tuned drop C. I was wondering if anyone knew if the bass sounds more like the all Maple version or the alder version? I know maple is traditionally brighter and the tone seems pretty bright to me, if i bought an alder one would it produce a similar tone? Is the Sliding pickup a Single coil? How powerful is the output of the bass? (Could it be compared to an active bass? I dont want to have to keep adjusting levels majorly in live shows when switching) How would you rate the Grabber II reissues compared to the originals? Is it worth paying the extra cost for a new one compared to the older models? Do they even sound alike? I have the cash to buy a pre-owned one in exactly 3 weeks time (Student loan), whats the going rate for one? (Taking into account i am in the UK and if i imported stateside i would have to pay shipping/vat. Above all, does anyone gig with theirs constantly, can you get the tone like the one in the link above reasonably easily? My current rig setup is. Ampeg SVT-IIP preamp or a Trace Elliot SMX Pre-amp. Crown XS-700 (1900 watts mono bridged) Barefaced 2x15 with tweeter.