I'm thinking about selling my Jazz Bass and buying either an Ibanez SR900 or the SR500. I think most of you would say to go for the 900, but there's just something about the 500 that keeps me coming back. I have a few questions, if you don't mind helping me out. The SR500 neck is bubinga/wenge. Doesn't wenge in the neck add a natural growliness to basses? Has anybody found this with their SR500/505? The body seems to be untreated mahogany except for the stain. This concerns me 'cause mahogany isn't the hardest of woods. If I got one could I use a sealing oil like polymerized tung oil to seal and protect the finish? The SR500 and SR900 have the same electronics and bridge. The difference is that the 900 is maple (w/a little bubinga) and neck-thru while the 500 is mahogany/wenge/bubinga and bolt on. What would be tonal difference between the two since the only difference is the woods? Thanks!