OK people, I'm brand new here. Started off as a bass player when I was 14 and played all through high school, then migrated to guitar which is now my main instrument. However, I still have a couple basses and I love playing bass. For ages, I've loved the bass sound on recordings by The Thompson Twins. I don't really need to know how they got that sound originally, but I'd like to know your suggestions as to how I can achieve that sound now. Fretless obviously, but it's that particular focused honky upper-mids heavy sound that I've had trouble capturing in the past. I build Warmoth/Carvin/USACG guitars and basses for a hobby, so imagine you can give me specs on a bass that would help me achieve that sound. What body wood, neck wood, pickups, etc . . . I anxiously await your comments!