I'm ready to move up to a 5 string (currenty playing P-bass). I've decided I want it to be a Stingray for three reasons: good reputation, good reviews, and, most importantly, they look really cool. Here's the catch -- I've never played one. I don't think I ever even heard one live. Would I be crazy to spend over $1000 on a bass I've never played? Tell me I won't regret it! I play in a classic/hard rock band. I like the tone and "thump" of the P-bass. Can the Stingray recreate this sound reasonably well? Thanks in advance for your replies.