Well after much deliberation I have decided that the very BEST Stingray clone I can find out there is the Dillion VBM400. Another bass player emailed me info and pics on his VBM500 (5 string) and I am really impressed with his bass. The look is very impressive and I was pleased to find out that the hardware is high quality. This was the problem with all of the other clones I have read on or personally played. I have ordered one for myself and it will be shipping soon. The only problem with these is they don't have very many colors and they are extremely hard to find. Just an opinion... but I'm very impressed with this bass and I'm getting it for under $400 new. Also, John Dillion actually answers email inquiries personally.