I read in a back issue of BassPlayer, an article by Rick Turner (if I remember correctly) that tiger striped/fiddle backed or other highly figured maple bass necks are very weak and prone to warpage. (Birdseye was ok, said he...) Do you luthiers agree? I have a friend with a beautiful Ibanez tele copy with a tiger striped maple (fiddleback) neck and he's had no problems but then it is a guitar neck. Turner(?) said that hundreds of years of fiddle/violin builders who used figured necks were wrong. What's the scoop as I'd like a heavily striped neck one day. I'd consider using bubinga or other laminates in combination if you think that would be necessary. Thanks!