The maple neck on my '94 Stingray is toast. It just kept bowing and at the last setup, my luthier had to put it in a vice, pull it straight and max out the truss rod. It is now starting to bow again. In hindsight, the neck has been bad since I purchased the bass new in 1994. I now have to replace the neck, but I have a dilemma. I have spoken to our local Ernie Ball representative and after three weeks, they came back to me with a price that is pretty much exactly the same as buying a Status Graphite replacement. They also want the old neck back. Should I stick with original, or go with a Status?