Had massive GAS and couldn't resist ordering the SBMM Ray34 Natural Ash. I played the Silverburst edition in Guitar Center a couple years back and always regretted not purchasing. I was blown away by the feel and endless amounts of tone that could be produced with the 3 band eq. I instead went on to purchase the Schecter Diamond P Custom 5 (no regrets on the Schecter, great Bass. Just too heavy and being a 35" scale makes it a little too long for my frame.). The SBMM has that bright punchy sound I like. Can't wait to get out of work to play it! I'd love to hear about your experiences that led you to buy your RAY.