Old dog, new thread....ANYWHOOOO. Okay, Selling my Spectors cuz one sits on the wall for fear of damaging it (signed & numbered nsjh-5) and only sees action in the studio, and the other one, altho the best sounding bass I've heard under $1k, has lost it's charm. SOOOOOOOO now that I've bought my Evil Monster Cabinet I need a new bass. I've been tremendously impressed with both the Stingray 5 and the Lakland Skyline 5, altho I've been able to spend alot more time with the Ernie Ball. Both have a good weight to them (the heavier the better IMHO) and they both bite well enough to cut through my hateful guitarists, I'm not terribly familliar with how they wear, how well they hold up etc.... Looking to hear all types of pros and cons, ups and downs, anything anyone can tell me FROM EXPERIENCE with either of these....especially anyone with experience in very heavy rock or metal acts.. PS- ATTN Mr. Boonshoft: please, for the love of God PLEASE PLEEEEASE make me an AG500 with 750+ watts RMS. OH PLEASE. I'll pay any reasonable price....it's the only reason I dont own it already.