I've got a quick couple questions. I've been thinking about selling off a few of my basses to raise some money so I can order one of the discontinued Spector NS5CR basses from Musician's Friend (in black of course). I know that I have heard it said that these are identical to the newer Czech models (FM), but upon further inspection I'm not quite so sure. From what I gather, the discontinued model is only 34" scale, has no graphite reinforcement rods in the neck, and has standard dot inlays instead of crown inlays. The inlays are not even a factor, but I'm concerned that the lack of graphite reinforcement and 34" scale may hurt the quality of B string significantly. I know the newer Czech Spectors are supposed to have one of the better B strings out there, but what is the verdict on the older, discontinued model? Thanks for all of your help!