i'd say that the sabre is ALMOST the ideal bass i'm after (well actually a Wal probably is but i can't afford one), cos it's got the versatility of of 2 PUs, BUT it's only a 2-band active EQ: no knob to cut or boost the mids. for those of you who have a sabre, do u think a lack of mid control counts against it that much? for me it might be a problem cos i usually play with the mids cut out. i guess my alternative is to get a sterling and modify it like hell. has anyone actually tried installing a 2nd PU to their sterling or stingray? hmmm...i wonder how it would cost to add one in cos i'd imagine that quite a bit of alder would have to be removed to fit the neck PU + extra electronics? what do u guys reckon. try grab my hands on a sabre (and they're really rare here in australia) or buy a sterling and mod it?