Hey guys, I just bought my first stingray! it's absolutey wonderful so far. I got it used for a good price, it's natural ash, wonderful piece of wood, rosewood fingerboard, 3 band eq. the neck is ever so slightly thinner than other rays i've played too, which makes it even more comfortable, and the neck has some lovely swirls in the patterning of the grain. Oh man, it even smells nice!!!! I will post pics as soon as I have found my digital camera. I'm so happy with it, it's my first "high end" bass and joins the ranks of my ultra cheap fretless, and my ibanez EDA-900. Oh man i love this thing!