What are the pros and cons of these 2 types of basses. I have a deal where I can trade My thumb towards a special and need to know if I should do it. Also it might be worth noting that this is the only thumb I've ever played that did'nt dive towards the floor since the strap button was built higher in the bass body than others I've seen(It's a '97). What do you think? And are the tonal characteristics of each pretty similiar?