OK, our band's leader wants to add Elton John's "The Bitch is Back" to our setlist. No Prob. I played that back in '78 or so. So I put it in the CD player and go to work. First, use a pick or not? I did it with a pick before, so I brushed up on that (I don't use a pick any more). Alright, no problem with that. Now how do I get the right tone? I tried my RB5 and Jazz FMT V, but they've just got too much bite, no matter what. So I tried it finger style, and that took some of the edge off the tone, but the attack was a little soft. Not too mention that those are some pretty quick little 16th notes. Doable, nonetheless. Now, I don't remember having these problems 25 years ago, but then again, I was playing a P-bass then. Then I remembered watching Elton in concert, and last night on TV, and BINGO! Dee Murray plays Stingrays! So I went into the bass archive and dug out my SR5, which hasn't been out of its case in at least a year, and plugged it in. Still in tune, too! Well, if you want that Stingray sound, you gotta get a Stingray. Everything fell into place and now it sounds right. I tried using the SR5 on Josie ... no dice, although Tom Barney used an SR5 at least part of the time the last time I saw Steely Dan. So there you are. The SR5 may be a one-trick pony, but when you need to do that one trick, it's the pony for you.