very soon i'm going to buy new bass and i have to make a choice between one of these three. a ric 4003jg, fender jass (mia) and a warwick corvet standard. i've recently played all three recenantly and still cant make up my mind. the ric i played was, i believe, a 2005. it still had that "ric" sound but i was dissapointed the the neck was thicker, not as flat as the one i use to own. the warwick played and sounds very nice but im concerned about posible repairs in the future sence it's made in germany. the fender jass is versitile and there are lots of after market parts should i decide to repair or upgrade. hmm maybe i just made my discission .