I just went to Guitar Center today and picked up my new musicman that I ordered months ago. It is sweet. It is a Sterling/Vintage Sunburst/black pick gaurd/maple f.board and no matching headstock. I love it. I had a Burnt Apple/Stingray for a few months as a loan and I must say that i fell in love with that too. What a adjustment to get used too.I have very tiny fingers and feel very comfortable with the Sterling, but I like the challenge of that Ray neck. Playin with the Ray definetly improved my finger strength and flexability.I cant wait until I have each of them. They are quite different in many ways, but I love both of them for what they got.For now i will surley enjoy the new Sterling.Anyway, just thought id share my new bass with everyone.peace.