So really, why are Ernie Ball basses so god awful ugly. I am referring to the most famous model that has an egg shaped pickguard and a banana shaped control plate. Now, I realize personal taste reigns over all, plus I myself really do appreciate radical or different designs. Ernie Ball Music Man Stingrays literally appear as if the designers thought it would be funny or camp to design a mess. I guess my main point or gripe is that I don't care it looks unique, but it appears to me they just blatantly threw the parts together without designing or making an attempt at an aesthetically pleasing product. PS I really respect it as a hypthetical studio bass, but c'mon!