Hello all, I've been thinking about replacing my EB stingray for a five string for awhile now and the MTD Heir 5 has really caught my eye. I was attracted to the looks of it and the 19mm string spacing. I played a four string version of it recently and really liked it, but I have some reservations: Its passive (although I like its fundamental tone, I would like some flexibility), its made in overseas, and the hardware is not completely up to par with the stingray's. Although the fit and finish of the instrument was fine and the hardware wasn't glaringly horrible, the fact that it is made overseas still bugs me. Is this stupid? I was talking with a dealer who said a quality preamp would make it a killer bass, and it would cost me about what I could sell my stingray for. Anyways, I'm curious to what you guys think of all this. Would this be a good idea or a disaster?