Hello tag me as Bongo curious... My EBMM SR5 is probably my favorite bass. I've got many but the Ray is my primary go-to bass, especially if I'm playing with unfamiliar tunes, or unfamiliar peeps. I've never found a 5 string neck more comfortable. In the past I've never given Bongo's much consideration, aesthetically they just didn't speak to me. No - its not the toilet seat image that many seem to reference, honestly I don't understand that. However let's just say that as we age, our tastes change & I'm starting to see the Bongo in a new light. Not easy to find a selection, and the closest music store that even has a shard of a chance of inventory is an hours drive away. I'd be looking at a 5. Some questions if you would indulge: With the HS configuration on a Bongo - is the bridge pickup a true single coil, and does it have the hum cancelling phantom coil ? I see some that have two sets of stacked knobs and some have 3 stacked. I've read that its a 4 band EQ, as opposed to the 3 band on my SR5. Is neck dive an issue? The upper horn tip seems to be around the 14th fret in the pix. How does the Bongo 5 neck feel in comparison with a StingRay 5 neck? I love the slick oiled neck on the Ray. Many Bongos I see have painted necks. The basses I have that have gloss necks I frequently deglaze with a scotchbrite pad to get the same feel as the oiled neck. thanks in advance for your comments. Maybe I'll be joining you soon!