Hey guys. While I'm happy with my Ric,I'm in the process of having a bass built with different character.Consider it a custom"beater". This bass will most likely be all maple like my Ric,but it's going to be a bolt-on.I'm investing in fine quality components,but in the end this is going to be a bass for hard use. So I've seen the Fender,Lakland,Musicman,and Warwick;name the ones you've seen take a great deal of abuse. *To relate,I recently saw gig footage of SRV doing a near"pogo-stick"routine on one of his strats,and it looked like his beloved Number One. Thanks for any input.