Okay, so this whole time as a bassist (edit: on and off over the last 10 years, recently fully dedicated) and I've never had a positive thing to say about Warwick basses. The ones I've played at GC have always felt and sounded like jello. - and I don't generally change my mind unless new information or opportunity presents itself, like when I wanted a bongo so badly but found out it wasn't for me when I finally played it. But... On a sheer whim I tried a Warwick again, about a week ago. And another, and another, until I realized what I don't like is that dark tone on a fretted. BUT on fretless I was in love. Boom, that's one. Suddenly I find myself asking Gard about Thumb fretlesses... Then I spied the Bleach Blonde Thumb fretted. Nice. Could it possibly be brighter with all that maple? I had to find out. Tonight, my friends, I found just that, after an hour's drive to a store I knew had some warwicks. Seems the Thumb shape, even, has grown on me - I was spouting off how much I didn't like it for so long, that it got under my skin and festered. So, it seems that I shall have a pair; fretted and fretless, light and dark, bright and deep. Opposable Thumbs, you might say. I'm shocked at myself. Do they make "bass beano" for all this GAS?