Hi, I was at my local music store today and i saw a stingray bass there. Upon futher inspection i noticed it didn't have the standard headstock. the words were gone and there was just a logo there which seemed familar. I looked at the price tag which said $795 (Australian) I asked the guy about it and he said it was made by Ernie Ball and that it was essentually the same bass but with out actives or the seymore duncan p/u but that it would only cost about $500 to get them put in. Does any one know if this bass pretty much the same or a epiphone to gibson style thing??