Alright guys, I think I've found my new fretted bass. I played a Stingray 5 last year and left pretty unimpressed, but I played an SR4 yesterday and...well, nearly needed some new trousers! The playability, the shape, the look, THE SOUND! WOW! The fingerstyle was really nice, and I thought "You know, a lot of people say this is one of the best basses for slapping." ...I concur. Absolutely fantastic! Stunning! Beautiful! Punch, zing, zap, kapow! The spacing was perfect, the action perfect, and the sound -- perfect. Wow. I should have a black one with a black pearl guard, matching headstock, and maple board by the end of the summer, should I get a job at the Pizza Hut I applied to (my family knows the managers, I talked to the hiring guy last night, and my brother worked there for two years, so I'm *really* hoping.) Now...let's see some Stingrays! Sunburst, white, teal pearl, whatever, let's see 'em.