Okay, Ive been saving up for a new bass for a loooong time. Ive never played a MM Stingray that I didn't like, but I am also very intersted in a used Modulus Flea 5 string. I have heard Stefan Lessard's tone live, which is amazing IMO, and he plays a Modulus Flea. However, I have never played a Modulus. I have heard that they are "sterile" sounding. Is this true? Also, which would you recommend for... funky hard rock/ metal with a progressive twist? Which is growlier? The Stingray would have a maple fingerboard. Thanks to anyone that helps. PS- I am also intersted in a Spector Euro LX Neck Thru. I have played this, and I really like it. For all you Spector users, would your Spector's tone be good for funky metal stuff?