I am currently looking at purcahsing a StingRay 5. I had the chance to try one out a couple of weeks ago and was suprised by the versatility of the instrument. It was setup on a SWR350 head with a Goliath III and Son of Betha cabinets. I am also looking at a bass that could handle Jazz gigs. Does anybody have any experience with the StingRay5 as far as Jazz goes ?