Two years ago I herniated two disks in the center of my back. Physical Therapy was able to get me to a place that was livable and life went on. Then in June of last year my hand started to go numb. Countless doctors and tests later I was diagnosed with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Anyway, long story short is that my left shoulder is compressing the nerves going into my arm and causing my hand to go numb. All this got me to thinking about the particularly aggressive way that I perform live and how heavy my Warwick is. As someone who performs a lot, does a fair amount of session work etc, I'm particularly nervous about not being able to use an instrument that has amazing tone. So my question is, are there any bass companies out there with uniquely amazing tone to their instruments, while not weighing a million pounds?