It's bizarre. All 4 low strings on my Stingray 5 are so deep and powerful, but when I play any note on the G-string, all bottom end disappears and it doesn't cut though the rest of the band. I find myself playing the same notes further up the neck on the D string, which kind of defeats the point of having a 5 string to begin with. The string and pickup height have been properly adjusted, so I don't think that's the problem. I tend to use Elite strings (partly cos I can get 2 sets for £30, rather than the usual £20-25 each). Does anyone else have this problem with their 'Ray (or for that matter, any other bass). Is it inherent in the design? Oh, and it's an '89 model, so it's got the older alnico pup. Cheers!