So I've been shopping around for replacement Fender necks. I can't make up my mind whether to spend extra for a graphite/steel reinforced neck or not. I haven't had problems with neck warping with my one piece maple neck bass yet. Also, lot of good luthiers (like Sadowsky) don't bother with reinforcement and concentrate on good traditional or multipiece construction. I'm tempted just to get a traditional wooden neck from Warmoth, USA Customs or B. Hefner because it'd be cheaper and possibly produce a more organic sound. I do understand though that there are good reasons for wanting the extra weight and sturdiness though and am willing to pay more if the benefits are concrete. I've done a search on this topic before, but the threads center more on dead spots, weight, warping, and balance than on whether reinforcement colors the sound or not. From what I gather, the benefits seem to depend on whether you got lucky or not with your purchase. So, I'm looking to you all to help push me in one direction or the other. Do you guys feel like the rods make a good difference in tone? Is it something one grows to notice? Do you even notice a difference? Do you think it's crazy not to want steel or graphite rods in the neck? Would plunking down the extra money be worth it?