Well, I picked up a used 4 string musicman stingray today for $700 and I LOVE it.. Best sounding bass I've played to date.. I'm running it through a gk1001rb bass amp and it sounds fabulous.. I think my G.A.S. is cured for a long time! Btw, it's black with a sorta slate grey pickguard. I think it's the same one flea plays on his starlicks video ;P heh..