for the first time in about a year, and i realized a few things 1.)how i miss playing this fine instrument, and even though it had dead strings and needed a set up, i couldnt put it down. 2.) after putting it down, and picking up my mia p, i realized how much better the quality is on the ray. just the feel is so good its retarded. 3.) now that i am buying my mesa 400+(or svt-cl) that i may want to give the ray another chance...considering i'm finding myself going after that distorted sound with the fender, but i had it all the long with the ray. i hope that guitar center credit card comes soon, so i can buy that amp already.....maybe i'l make the change back to my ray.....then i can sell my svt 3 pro, my compressor, and some other toys to get myself a ray back up. ugh, im such a dufus.