OK, so I started off with an OLP Stingray 4. It was a really nice bass, fast, fat sounding, deep, nicely made. Then I tried a Bongo. Again, a wodnerfully punchy, deep, well made bass. Then I tried a proper Stingray...... I thought it was gonna be amazingly good, but it was horrid. No nice tone, characterless, no punch, nothing. I then moved onto a SUB Sterling. This was also like the stingray. I also tappd on the body, and it reverberated.....I think it was a metal body, as no wood body I have ever tapped has made a metallic ping like this SUB. I then tried a Stingray 5er. This bass also had no character, was awful to play on, and sounded in general, awful. So, I like Bongos and OLPs, but hate Stignrays and SUBs.