Hey guys. it's been awhile. The time is getting closer for the purchase of my new bass (it'll be my first really Good bass) and I am torn between the Thumb-5 and Stingray-5. No matter which I choose I personally gotta have a 5. The rest of you guys who play 5s know what I mean. Anyway, I have been set on the Thumb for quite a while now but recently have been eyeing the 'Ray. I know it can have a killer tone from listening to Flea play it but I'm not sure if it would be right for me. Personally I like the looks of the Thumb better but I know looks aren't everything. I have been playing things ranging from Punk, to lowdown deep grooves to metal and I would like something that could cut it in all those styles. If anyone has had experience with both of these basses I'd love to hear some feedback to help me reach my decision. I know in the end it's all up to me but this helps a lot too. PS, I am more into the deep thumpy sound than I am into the cutting mids and treble. If that helps anyone.. thanks guys and gals..