In the three weeks that I have owned the Musicman SUB,& read a lot about them thanks to TB I am having trouble convincing myself to save for a Stingray. The bass sounds, looks,& plays great, I have cleaned it up put new strings on and a new battery & next week a new scratchplate so it will look even more like a Stingray. I dare say a few bassists who thought the same,and maybe even Sterling Ball thought that he had done too good a job on the SUB as it was made along side the Stingray. From what I have read from various places & from EBMM Customer service, the pickup & 2 band eq (active) are the same as you get on the Classic Stingray 4H. So I would like to know if any of you bought a sub thinking of moving up to a Stingray, settled with the sub instead & saved yourself the money. This is only a question and in no way to anger any EBMM owners, as the one's that I have spoke to hear and at the EBMM forum have been very friendly & helpfull.