Well, my summer plans changed and my funds got freed up. I decided that my current bass was going to be my bass for smooth jazz type stuff, and I wanted something else for the more aggressive music I play. After a few trips to guitar center (yuck) I had ruled out the stingray. But I later found out that those were just old and set up very poorly. I then went to bass central. Doug had me try a stingray, even though I was pretty sure I didn't like it. It felt like a dream. It played much better than the ones in guitar center. I was in love... you know how it goes . So I went in today to choose what color I wanted it in. I went back and forth between some bursts and transparent colors. But I finally decided to settle on the natural with a black pickguard. I love it. It's pretty conservative with its aesthetics, yet it still looks pretty aggressive. Here are some basic pictures... I'm going to go play some more, and maybe when if I need a break, I'll take some better pictures later. Oh, and if anyone is in the FL area, I'll be playing this bass at the Port Orange Lakeside Jazz Festival near Daytona tomorrow at 2:00 pm. Seminole High School Jazz band. Come out please . I'm in love!