Hey folks -- I've seen several threads on this topic, but am looking for a magic answer on the topic. No just kidding. Actually, I've never owned a MM Stingray, but I want one. I'm down to one bass right now, which is a killer Fender Jazz with the tug bar on the RIGHT side, which I use as a thumb rest. However, it often gets in the way when trying to slap and pop. Originally, I was going to settle on an HH, but now I'm leaning more towards an H 4-string. I thought about the 5, but I never use the B string, and I just don't know if I'd feel comfortable popping the E with the B in the way along with narrower string spacing. And ultimately, I've been reading about these new Classic stingrays, which look killer, but about 400-500 dollars more expensive. I play mostly Rage Against the Machine, Primus, and Chili Pepper type stuff. For those that play these styles of music, what Stingray do you prefer? I want to make a shortlist and see if I can find some around to play. Thanks!