I'm beginning to realize I hae the strangest love/hate relationship with my Warwick. Sometimes it feels great and sounds great, other times I feel like I'm wrestiling with it - and all it's putting out is a muddy thumping sound. I think the truth is I still can't handle it. I play pretty hard most of the time and I think that Warwicks want to be caressed. If I'm in the right mood and I'm not ripping into it, I think I have a good go of it. I wonder though. All my other basses seem pretty consistent. I know what to expect when I take them out to play. When I use the Warwick I always have to bring a backup cuz I don't know what mood it's going to be in. Also, as much as I hate it sometimes I feel it's my only bass that truly has a spirit, almost as if it's alive. This may be because it was my first "real" bass - or possibly because I'm nuts.