Hey dudes, I just traded my Stingray4 form a Stingray5. I didn't notice the smell at first but after a few hours playing it, it becomes very prominent. I can't really describe it, I don't know what it is. It's a bit sweet, kind of like an old-man's perfume. I let the case dry in the sun for 3 days, that didn't help. Then I spilled a lot of baking soda in the case and closed it for a day - at first it seemed to help but 2 days later the smell is back. I fear I won't be able to get rid of the smell... The bass doesn't smell after I used some Dr. Duck's Axe Wax on it. I don't know what is in that stuff but it has a very light and not-disgusting smell that disappears after a day or two. Any other ideas? Man this dude was nasty. I'm waiting for some Birchwood Casey Tru-Oil and Wax to arrive but I can't get my hands on Murphy Soap Oil... Hopefully lemon oil with a toothbrush/steel-wool will be enough to clean the neck and fretboard.