This morning I messaged our very own NickMan. I asked him if there were any Stingray 5's at the GC where he worked. He told me there was a black and maple one there. So I drove past all the crappy Miami drivers and made it there in one piece. So I get there and he hands it to me and lets me play it for a while. It played like butta, and the sound was growly yet punchy. Sort of modern but old school sounding at the same time. I plugged in to an Ampeg B100r and it sounded and played amazing. I have only played a couple other basses that gave me that feeling. So I put a deposit on it today and Im gonna go pick it up tomorrow, so I can gig with it on saturday. So now my stage rig will be : Stingray 5 + Mesa 400+ + Ampeg 8x10 = Pics will up soon with review.