I've swapped necks on basses with different acoustic properties and found that probably 90% (or better) of the tone of the bass followed the neck. Both strung with TI flats. One bass was a thudder and the other midrange. I did this on another pair of basses with more similar acoustic properties but it was apparent the same thing happened. Bit of a small sample to jump to conclusions so was wanting feedback from what others have experienced (as opposed to read about) along these lines. Did a search but kept coming up with web site doesn't respond.