I didnt rush into buying a second bass (partly cause i was still paying for me other one)... As fellow TB'er will know i am GB fanatic... and my bass i would not give it up for the world, there isnt a single thing wrong with it...still the best bass ive ever played.. i had Bernie set it up for me.. I was looking for a backup bass and i have tried literally hundreds of different basses and decided to go with a Fender Artist MM IV.. I hate it.... the sound is weak and doesnt have any balls to it.. (i know u can rewire it but should you have to when uve paid big bucks) It hates being dug into.. i love to dig into my GB i get such a great tone and it does growl like a warwick.. I have had the setup done so i can have a taughter string tension.. bassically it is useless for heavy rock fingerstyle....it flops about all over the place and has unequal tones across the fretboards even with ajustments to the pickups (cure one problem another one occurs). Ive steered away from Fender before cause i know lotsa people who use them and love them but i was always dubious.. and unfortuantly i have been proved right (in my case) and i probably wont go back to them again anytime soon.. Just dissapointed and it has to go..its kinda a one trick wonder.. wonderful slapper i need a rock bass a bass where u can dig in without being frightend of string flopping... I think its gonna have to be a trip to music live not only to buy a new amp and cabs but also a trade in for my Fender..