Been buying and selling some basses trying to find one I'm really happy with, including looks/playabilty/tone. I think I might have found the winning combo. 2002 Spector Euro4. 9V Tonepump preamp, EMG P/J pickups. The flame kicks ass too. This was actually purchased through Guitar Center's used gear site. I was surprised that it showed up in one piece considering their packing job included a couple plastic pillows, a Fender gig bag with no padding, and a box.
I have two of those Eruos, a 4 and a 5. I love both of them. I replaced the humbuckers in the 5 with Nordstrand big singles, and it kicks all kinds of ass now. I really, really like singles in the Spector (like the 4 strings), and the dual coils in the 5 were just too muddy for me.
Enjoy that bass, it's awesome!