Hi everyone So here's the deal. 3 years ago our bassist left the band and I stepped in as temporary replacement, switching from guitar to bass. I guess I caught the virus - it's been all about bass since then. I first got a CV Precision 50's, then a Taurus T24, to stay on the cheap side - despite 25 years + of guitar playing I truly was a beginner at bass after all. But after a bit of saving I decided to get a Stingray. Now for the problem. The Stingray (brand new 2017 model, 4 strings, 3 band eq, maple neck & fingerboard) is obviously great. BUT I'm having this huge frustration on intonation. We have quite a bit of songs in drop D, and some parts played pretty high up the neck - and beyond the 12th fret the E string is desperately flat, sufficiently to hear it. I actually changed some parts in my lines, couldn't stand what I was hearing. I believe I know how to make a proper setup and I spent time on the Stingray. In standard tuning, no problemo. Intonation is spot on pretty much everywhere, really. Neck relief is fine. First 3, even 5 frets are perfectly intonated. So it's not the nut either. I changed the factory strings (45-100) for DR Lo Riders (105-45), went through another setup, to no avail. Should I settle on this? My Stingray will not take drop D? On a side note, my two other (much cheaper) basses do not have this problem. I'm stumped. Any thoughts? Thanks!