I'm looking at a Stingray 5'er in the near future, with a maple fretboard, black pickguard, black finish, and piezo. However, the Ernie Ball site tells me that no music stores carry that specific model and design around me (or in the neighbouring states: South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Florida). Musician's Friend doesn't offer the Stingray 5 with a piezo that I'm aware of, and I really want the piezo...mainly, because many fellow TB'ers highly suggest it. However, there are some stores in North Carolina (that I will be moving to in a month) that carry the same exact model and design....minus the piezo. So, I was wondering, is the cool look worth it without the piezo?