Same old story, there's a guy... This guy has a MusicMan StingRay five string for sale that has this mod and a bone nut. Says he bought the bass from GC new a couple years ago. From the pics the fret board is nasty dirty and the neck looks like it has been sanded on. Couple years old? I doubt it. Anyway, what do these mods do to the value? Let's say it's not beat to heck but been played a bunch.. Is it worth six bills?