I'm looking for a cheap (less than $400) bass to add to the family. What I would like is a stingray style bass that i can pop a Nordstrand pickup into. I'm considering the upcoming SX stingray, or the OLD MM3. Keep in mind that I mean to throw all electronics away whichever one I get, I'm just looking for an opinion on workmanship. I know the SX isn't out yet, but based on other SX models, I assume that the Stingray will be similar.