So I'm in the market for a new fiver and I dropped by GC in Charlotte in hopes of them actually having a five-string Stingray. Against sll odds, they actually had one - blue with an abalone pickguard and gold hardware. Actually a nice looking bass. So they had to get it down from the rafters to try. Man, the action on this bass was beyond belief - bad, that is. The truss rod must have been maxed out, cause the action was non-existent and this thing buzzed up and down the neck. That, and the frets were noticeably felt when sliding your hand along the neck. So I said something to the salesman and his comment was "yeah, Music man basses all come set up like that. They are only good basses when they are set up." So since you couldn't sell that bass (or any other one for that matter) like that for sure, you'd think that the GC folks would/could at least set it up so you could play the dang thing. I guess they never plan on selling a high-end bass so why bother setting one up.