Saw a sterling hs and fell in love (clear finish). I currently play a Yamaha Attitude (like a P bass on steroids). I like it but the neck is fat and I can really smoke on the sterlings neck. I play mostly fingerstyle but also pick,slap,and tap a bit. Band is acoustic/prog rock with upfront melodic bass. I have always wanted a sterling but could never adjust to not having the p pups as a thumb rest when playing the E string, but the hs has the single neck pup for thumb anchoring. I noticed when I played it my fingers were hitting the pole pieces sometimes. Is this bass mainly for slapping or have others found comfortable positions without the "floating thumb" I guess im trying to convince myself to drop the $ and get another "main" bass.