Ok so I just pulled the trigger on a SB-2 with the old headstock. Always wanted one, now I own one. I was trying not to spend anymore money on the studio, but whats one more "tool". I have a Marcus Miller, that I love, but at the same time I had a SWEET Sterling. So what the hell, i will yank the frets on the marcus miller. DUMB me, i can still play it, but i cannot close my eyes and get into the music. I stare at the frets. So I find a sweet '78 Musicmaster at the flea market, 250 bucks! That sounded great on recordings, then it just lost favor quickly. Plus its a bit noisy, single coil hum and whatnot. I have a wishbass #989, sweet sweet bass. Forget about it, no lines and my intonation sucks. Then I buy a cheapo P-Bass, sounds good recorded (kinda) but the action is way to high. So I am now leaving the p-bass with a buddy, thinking about either A) Selling the marcus or B) playing with refretting it and keeping the wishbass as is (cause its cool) and leaving the musicmaster original (cause its cool) Lemme tell you though, i played a Sadowsky Metro and that thing was SWEET but way to expensive. Moral of the story, dont rip out the frets on a Marcus Miller. I just wanted to get that off my back. SB-2 BABY!