Ok all you Metro (and NYC) owners, I've got an RV-4 that I really like and I've been thinking about getting either an MV-4 or a 4 string Ken Smith with soapbar pickups. My question is, having not played a maple fingerboard in 30+ years, can you still get a good "old school" tone from the maple/ash combo of an MV-4 or are they strictly modern, bright sounding? I'd like to get something that's gonna sound different than my RV-4 and the Ken Smith would certainly do that, but I'm really liking my other Metro and would like a second one. I'm strictly a fingerstyle player and don't slap any more than enough to embarass myself, so I don't need the super bright high end. I lean towards a thicker, punchier sound. Should I stick with rosewood and alder? Opinions? BTW, I've read all the rosewood/alder vs. maple/ash stuff I could find, but I've yet to hear much discussion about getting old school sounds from a maple/ash bass.