My Stingray is from 2003 (wedding present from my wife) and I can honestly say it's my favorite to play. I can get very aggressive tones to light and airy, super versatile bass. Some don't like the weight, but I like junk in the trunk. If just feels very solid and can take a beating, not to mention it sounds great. Not much more than I can say that hasn't been said, this is an American bass icon and it deserves all the accolades it gets!