Well, it's not actually a new bass day, I got this beauty back in early February and have just been too busy having fun playing it to post about it! So new bass month I guess. Without further adieu, here's what she looks like: I'd been saving up for a new bass for a while and I went to Nashville prepared to blow some cash. Went to every music store and played just about everything in the city that was for sale (under 3K). I played every Fender I saw, several Laklands, Mike Lulls, a Geoff Gould (the new Modulus) bass that was fantastic, but just not my cup of tea. If you had told me that I would fall in love with a plain old Stingray HH I would not have believed you. I've said pretty regularly that I prefer the 2-band EQ, however, I don't know if my ears have changed or my tastes have changed, but the 3-band is absolutely killin it. Found this baby at Guitar Center. Now, I often knock GC but I have to admit, I got excellent customer service at the Nashville store and they had no idea if I was a buyer or just window shopping. Very impressed with that store. The neck on this bass is flippin AMAZING. It feels similar to my Xotic jazz, but honestly I prefer the MM. The rosewood used on the board is the finest piece of wood I think I've ever seen in my life. My cell phone camera does not do it justice. As for tone, this thing just oozes it. I quickly threw together some sound samples if you'd like to check them out: Both Pickups Neck Pickup only (I was surprised with the nice rich p-bass quality tone) Rear Pickup (think Schwarzejazz) And just because it's a Stingray, I did a little slap for you I'm loving it with the roundwounds, but picked up some D'Addario Chromes today. I'm betting those will sound killer as well. Next week I'm expecting to receive a Darkglass Vintage Microtubes preamp that I can't wait to hear the Stingray through!