This may sound like an odd question, but, I bought my Stingray in early December. At that time there were 4 MM basses in the store, 3 'Rays and a Sterling. I went back to get a set of strings Saturday, and the other 3 MMs were still there! I know they're the same ones because I remember where each one had a slght ding or identifying mark. And, they're starting to get filthy with smudge marks. I guess no one in the store is cleaning them. I thought MM basses were supposed to be in such high demand that they more or less flew off the racks. If you think of it, they sold one MM bass out of four in three months. Oh, BTW, there's a 5 string there that wasn't there a few months ago. I find this strange. Does anyone know if this is the norm? Mike J.