Sorry, a simple search didn't lead me straight to the cheese, and the "Stingray Alternatives" thread got me thinking... I've been kinda wanting an instrument that does the Music Man thing, but honestly, neither the 'Ray nor Sterling has just the right feel in my hands. Anyway, I was just noticing the MTD Kingston. Everyone seems fond of the MTD line, the price on this relatively humble axe looks right, and it's got a big pickup in the right spot -- so far, so good. My questions, then: 1. The neck - is it a big ol' chunk like a P or a 'Ray? Or maybe something more thin, fast, and modern-like? 2. The sound - this looks to be a passive instrument. I only really expect one tone out of it -- but is it a tone that would be acceptable for someone like me who isn't a hardcore 'Ray purist, but who wants something in the ballpark? Inquiring minds want to know... thanks!