I have never played a two band Ray, but am looking to order a bass soon and like the 2 band for the classic look and from what i hear is somewhat different. I rarely touch the mid on my previous stingray so I don't really feel I need it, although I understand there voiced different. I have always found the stingray had a somewhat boost in the high freq, around 12k maybe higher, and when I would try to roll off treble just to remove te extreme highs I would loose the highs I wanted to keep and couldn't find an inbetween. I hear the 2 band has less of these harsh highs naturally. I really wish I could get someone to compare both with a recording, I'd be willing to pay a little. I usually on my three band use two settings treble boosted alot, along with a slight bump in the lows, and then dig in, this gives me a agressive flea like sound. Bass boosted slightly and everything flat, may roll off treble depending on how smooth I want the sound. Should I go for the 2 band?