Thoughts - * Butter creme finish on limited edition is sweet * The humbuckers really open up some tonal variety on the Stingray. The neck pickup can get some boom going. And combining them yields some interesting variations. * The bridge pup by itself sounds a little different than the regular stingary pickup. Sounds great, but just a tad different. Like a cross between a bongo and a Stingary maybe. * The pups are differently shaped - one of my minor gripes about MM pups is the 2 screws on the top limit the use of the pup for a thumb rest. The Stingary 5 pup is an exception. The two humbuckers on this bass were like Stingray 5 in this way - good thumb perches! * Man - that thing is --- heavy. Like a good Stingray should be! * Price was about $1400 - seemed like a pretty fair price for what you get.