It's time for a new instrument and I'm having some difficulty deciding what I should go with...so any help would be much appreciated. Firstly I like a thick/meaty punchy tone, something that can really cut through a mix. And I also want something that plays fast with a thinner neck and low action. I've been searching e-bay for months trying to find a good used Aria SB, but none match up to the asking price. I'm willing to spend upwards of $1000. Some ideas I've been tossing around are: MM Sterling or Stingray, Warwick $$ or a custom-made Carvin. Problem with Carvin is there aren't any around me and I don't know anyone who plays one (but some of the features they offer could be what I'm looking for). Any suggestions and/or tips would be great. Thanks.