Ive had a few EBMMs, really about 15 or 20. Of those,about 3 or 4 have been StingRay 5s. The StingRay 5 is just flat out my favorite bass made. This is my latest one, that Ive had about 2 months. The discontinued Autumn Redburst is a sweet finish. Strung with TI flats its amazing. Plain and simple. Sits great in the mix, and the low B is great. Ive owned "the one" a time or two, but when its comes to this bass, it just isnt leaving. I havent had a bass that suited me better than this one, ever. Enjoy.