Hi folks (first thread, so I apologize if i miss some formalities). I am a guitar to bass convert (played guitar for 25 years, been playing bass for most recent 10 years of that) have been playing a Spector 4 string for the 10 years I have played bass (love it). I started out playing bass with a pick, and have gradually moved to a fingerstyle playing where my thumb acts like a pick to play the main root notes and I use my other fingers as well to add in fills...I also slap/pop etc. I play different many different genres: mostly rock and some (old-school) country/bluegrass. I like a ballsy bass tone with little noise and little "presence"/high end. I am in the market for a new 5 string bass and am curious what some other's thoughts were on what kind of setup/bass would best match my playing style. Mainly, I'm curious about pickups, pickup placement, & what tone woods might enhance the sound based on this thumb-pick and finger style. Thinking about a custom build - but either way I'm looking to get out for $2000 or less. Thanks in advance, ask questions if you want more clarity!