From the recordings that I believe have a Stingray 4 or 5...i really like the driving sound it has...however. I'm just not sure about only one pickup...(it also seems the more Stingrays I look at the more I like them)...silly huh? Seems like there is more tonal variety with two. Also it seems like the recordings I've heard with them are more root note oriented...the Warwick players seem to be a bit more "technical" for a lack of better terms. (I am not saying that all Warwick players are technical). I just need some more advice...I'm thinking of setting a limit of a grand US on my next bass. I want 5 string..just not sure which way to turn....btw...playing hard rock metal with a bluesy edge.