... and much to my surprise, I'm finding I prefer the Stingray 5. Maybe it's because a Sterling is my main bass? A new GC recently opened between work and home, so I stop in about once a week and paw the wares. They have a pair of Bongo 5ers and a Lava Pearl Stingray 5 which I usually thump on for a few minutes each visit. I still really like the Bongos, but that SR5 neck feels like coming home. Maybe because the control layout and pickup placement is reminiscent of my Sterling? I'm finding this to be a somewhat distressing revelation, since I've had such a good Bongo jones going. I have absolutely zero dollars right now for toys, so its all academic at the moment.