I am looking for a new 5 string bass in the price range of $1000-$3000. I currently have a Spector 5 string Euro with a Padauk body, maple neck thru, walnut layer in the middle of the body, Delano pickups, Glockenklang Pre-amp. This bass has a distinct low midrange and midrangey punch to it, with decent clarity, and solid low end. I love the sound of it, but unfortunatley, Spector does not make this bass any more and I found out it was an exotic model and very FEW of them were made. I want my next bass to have the following attributes: 5 string 35" Scale 1.87" Nut Rosewood or Ebony Fingerboard Neck-Thru Two Humbuckers 24 frets Active pre-amp No wenge fingerboards No shorter scales (34" or less) Humbuckers not Bartolini Not neck-heavy The bass must have a solid/punchy midrange tone to it, I don't want an edgey/crazy midrange tone at all. I primarily play with my fingers, and use a pick from time to time. I don't want a bass that can effortlessly do a slap tone or ANY tapping harmonics - My current Spector can't do a slap tone or tapping harmonics at all - fine with me! It seems like every bass I have tried lately can do that darn slap tone and not even get close to the thickness of my Spector. So, I am thinking the farther away I get from that slap tone, the closer I will get to what I want. Is there a bass out there that you guys recommend for my application? Or am I better off going custom to get exactly what I want? Also, I am in a cover band that does a lot of 90's rock, alternative hits and some classics. Green Day, The Killers, Jet, Weezer, Muse, Pearl Jam, Offspring, Finger Eleven etc.