as i said before i found a great deal on a new warwick neck thru thumb. was about to lay down the money and then i started to read all the really bad stuff you guys said about the new models. are they really that bad? it sure didn't seem that way to me. does a brass nut really matter that much? are mec pups really that bad? you guys might be right, but i didn't feel or hear anything bad when i was playing it. i really don't know how important these things are. are we just nit picking or are the new warwicks really a piece of crap. please be honest before i waste my money. it doesn't come easy. thanks for your help guys & gals.