Would love to hear from any/all who have owned a Music Man bass or play one currently. I am a "weekend warrior" playing 6-10 dates a month in a variety of bands playing everything from old school Motown, to classic rock, to modern country, to contemporary worship. I have played a 78 P-Bass for the last 25 years and am thinking about buying a second/"better" bass that will play as well as my P (and still share the Fender "heritage"), but give me more sonic options. Some questions: 1) Are any particular years of MM better than others - more so from a playability vs. collector standpoint as this will be a working instrument, not an investment? How do the new models stack up in quality and price to used ones? It looks like US $1,500 is about the price of admission for either new or near mint used models ... any way I could get into one for significantly less than that? 2) Am especially interested in hearing about suitability of 1-pickup StingRays for fingerstyle players. I have read that the standard StingRay is great for pick players and slappers but is not friendly to fingerstyle (which is about 85% of my playing). I am accustomed to resting my thumb on the P-bass pickup and wondering if that will be too different on a StingRay. 3) How do the 2-pickup StingRays sound? If I get a StingRay it will probably be a 2-pickup model simply for reason #2 above. 4) Anyone had experience with the Sabre model and what are your opinions? 5) Music Man vs. Lakland -- thoughts? I'm sure I will have follow-up questions but these should get it started. Thanks in advance.