I'm 38, and I've never played a bass made after 1977. (except for a G&L for a while) I was in Sam Ash the other day and plugged in a cheapo spector just to test out an amp, and I was confused and mystified by it's non fender/gibson-ness. I'm kind of GASsing now for a "modern" bass, to see what it's all about. Not a Lakland or Mike Lull where they put modern electronics in a vintage form, but a true "modern" bass... and I think I've narrowed it down to Warwick and Spector (the nice ones) based on cost, availability, and looks, etc... Should I consider other makers, or are there pros / cons to warwicks and spectors. Or is it just a YMMV, fender vs. gibson style argument?