ok- so- i used to own a pre-eb stingray- but it got lost. then- i ordered a new stingray 4 to replace it- and i've noticed some differences and i was looking for some confirmation. what's up with the neck? the old ones seemed like they had some sort of clear glossy coating and the new ones seem like bare wood. would it be smart/possible to remove the neck and have a luthier laquer it or coat it with something? also- it seems like the pre-eb stingrays had more of a curve to the neck- can anyone confirm this? its been 2 months since ive played my old bass- so i could just be confused or hallucinating. am i ever going to get this thing to feel like my old stingray? do things just get better with age? am i going to have to wait another 20-something years before i like the feel of this bass? thanks.