I dropped in on one of the music stores here in Honolulu today. I had just finished my last sales call for the day, so I had some extra time. I wasn't really looking for anything in particular... you know... just curious to see if they had anything that might interest me. This store deals in high-end guitars and basses, as well as good quality used stuff. Well... there was a Warwick Thumb 5-string hanging on the wall, so I asked if I could check it out. The guy told me it was used. When he handed it to me, I noticed right off that this Thumb is a neck-through! Oh, wow! I asked, "How much?" He said, "$1,300.00." He set me up with an amp, and while I played around with it, I asked if it came with a case, or a gig bag. He said, "Neither." I said, "I'll buy it today if you toss in a case." He said, "Well, I guess you'll have to have a case then, won't you." So I walked out of the store with a flawless (no scratches, dings, dents anywhere... flawless!) Warwick-5 Neck-Through Thumb Bass, and a really nice Ritter gig bag (they didn't have a case that would fit the bass) for $1,300.00. I was almost shaking, because I've been jonesing for this particular bass, but the price was just too high. I'm still in shock... but I'm definitely happy! Now here comes the question: in my excitement while test driving the axe at the store, I failed to even notice, until I got here to my office where my rig's set up, that it doesn't have any strap pegs (?) on it. Instead, where the pegs are supposed to be, there are what appears to be plastic "inserts" (?)... I'll be asking the guys at the store tomorrow, but I thought I could get some help from you fine folks first. Do you think the previous owner, who I was told, used the axe as a trade-in for a high-dollar Tobias, had some kind of "special" strap lock set-up?