I am about ready to get my first pro level bass. I have loved the stingray's sound and feel for years so I have decided on a Stingray 5 string. I can't decide between a H of HS model. I am unable to try either of them our before purchasing due to where I live I feel the HS could give me a better jazzy sound for the few songs I play that require that sound, and I am also very used to resting my thumb on a neck pickup from my previous basses. However it is slightly more expensive and reasonably more difficult to find and order. What do you guys think? Is it better or worse to have a neck pickup vs having that area open? Are the tone options significantly more versatile enough to justify the increased cost and difficulty of purchasing?