I'm about to sell my Stu Hamm Urge Std, and I'm looking for another bass. Don't laugh, but after 45 years of owning everything from pre-CBS Jazz, maple fretboard P's and J's, Rickenbacker 4001, original EB-3, etc (wish I still had them to sell!), my main bass in a little souped up Hamer short-scale. I play guitar and have a solo act, but only play bass in my band. So, I go back and forth between guitar and bass. I like change, and I don't play the Fender much now. For some reason, I have never been in love with Fender necks and overall feel and sound, even though I've owned five of them. Just my taste, I guess. The Stu Hamm is the best feeling one I've played. 32" scale, but it plays like a long neck, with a short body. I'm looking for something mainly for slap, but versatile enough to play other stuff. Like most, I'd love to have a Stingray, but I'm not going to put that much money into one instrument. I prefer passive pickups, especially humbuckers, but that is not a deal breaker for the right bass. I also prefer maple fretboards. One question first: I've always been a two-pickup guy. Do basses with that Stingray set up (one bridge humbucker) have the versatility to play cover stuff? Opinions? I've looked at and/or played these basses... OLP & Jay Turser Stingrays (I would mod), vintage Fender Prophecy, Traben Chaos Limited, Ibanez ATK's, Ibanez SR's, SX's, and several more. So you can tell the price range I'm looking at. <$500 new or used. Only the OLP, Jay Turser, and a couple of Ibanez's have maple fretboards. My modded Hamer has rich deep lows, and mellow highs, so I'm looking something a little "tighter" for slap, and just for a different sound. I'm wondering (aloud) if the two pickup models would have that Stingray-type sound if you used mostly bridge pickup. (That Traben is sweet, but I wish it had a maple fretboard). Forgive my rambling.. I'm just trying to give a "feel" for what sound I'm looking for, and why. Also, weight is a factor, so I don't want some behemoth slung over my old shoulder. I've never played an OLP/MM, so I have no idea how they feel, and only how they sound recorded. Thanks a million, and I look forward to your opinions.