Well, i'm going to try swap the pup out on my Sterling to a Nordstrand or something similar (Made a thread...) to try and get a little 'more' for my sound. If it really doesn't give me what I want, then i'll be looking at trading/swapping basses (can't afford to buy a new outright). Pretty much, my favourite tone is from Warwicks. The problem is, with newer Warwicks (I presume) i'm not a fan of the necks (I havn't tried an older one). I've tried Vettes and Thumbs, liked the tone, but not the feel. I'll either be looking at a Stg II, Stg I or even perhaps something like a Dolphin. I've always loved the growl they get, especially Alex Katunich/Dirk Lance's and the bassist from Grinspoon (Aus band, uses Stg I's I think) and the deep lows they get, yet they also have a crisp top end. I'm pretty much after that, growl when I dig in and a nice smooth round tone when I play softer. I'm wondering, is the difference in necks that big between the older and newer ones? If so, I want a thin fast neck, would the older ones have that? If not, what other basses can I look at for that sound? What's similar tone wise? I tried some US and Europe Spectors, which were OK, but I much prefered the cheap Korean models to them, lol. They were easier to fret, faster and more comfortable. Lakland's have caught my eye, but I don't think they'l give me what I want either. Any recommendations? Or is there really no substitute for a Warwick? I'll be running through a Trace V8 into a Schroeder 410 and I might be getting an Eden Navigator to run into the House PA/Record with. I can go used, as i'll sell the Sterling over here in Aus and get the bass sent over from USA. Thanks (Sorry for long thread, but I like to give as much info as I can).