I Bought a SBMM Ray 35 about a year ago and fell in love with it. It was my main gigging bass, tuned standard, along with a MIM Fender P tuned flat. My lady recently bought me a real Stingray 5. You could call it my dream bass. Now it is my main bass, tuned standard along with my Ray 35, now tuned flat. Both basses were set up by one of PRS's luthiers to be identical, aside from tuning. I run DR Fat Beam mediums on both. Someone explain why, IMHO, my Ray 35 sounds and feels better than my Stingray 5?!?!? I want that to be the other way around!