I absolutely love the shape and feel of the classic shape Spector basses. Recently I parted ways with a 1990 Kramer era Korean neck thru NS-2a. The bass sounded too bright and would not stay in tune. The J-pickup at the bridge position was pretty good, but I could not get much usable tone out of the reverse P-pickup at the neck position. Are their any Spectors in the mid-price range...say $750-$1500 that sound great or are they all excessively modern sounding due to the maple body and EMGs? The Europe series looks interesting.