GREETINGS!! For the past 3 years my main bass has been a 5 string Warwick. I recently went into a studio for a recording session and played a variety of different basses. I have now decided that my Warwick's string spacing is more appropriately designed for use with chopsticks. I like Warwick basses very much but I feel like its time for me to move on to something with a wider neck and something that isn't so heavy. I'm looking for a new bass that I imagine would fall in the range of $1000-$1500 but i would of course like to pay a lot less. Does anybody know of any good custom shops in the L.A. area that could stay under my price range for a nice high end bass? It doesn't even have to be custom. I just need some Ideas about what bass company's to look for. If you been playing bass for a while and you now found your bass then thats what I'm trying to do as well. Can anyone help me out with some direction? Thanks!!!