I recently bought a brand new Stingray 4 at a local shop for a very good price. I knew from the beginning that I would have to adjust to the thicker neck (my 1st bass was an Ibanez GSR200). I have been practicing scales, arpeggios, etc on the bass for about a month now and am getting alot more comfortable with it. The problem is that I find the Ibanez alot more playable. I feel my hands having to stretch alot more while playing the Ray. I am thinking of doing one of the following 2 things: 1) Continue playing the Ray until to see if I will continue to adapt to its size and feel, or 2) Sell the Ray and buy something like a used MM Sterling or a used Lakland Skyline 44-02 (or even 55-02). For those of you out there that have experienced situations like this, do you think I am wasting my time w/ the Ray if I currently find it somewhat uncomforable, but gradually more and more playable? Or do you think I can continue to adapt (with the right practice regimen) to it until the point where the Ray is the bass for me? Keep in mind that I play for a loud rock band, so the ability to cut through the mix is important. Also, I love the Stingray tone. However, I don't really think this will be a big deal with the replacement basses I've mentioned. I've heard I can get similar tones and more versatility w/ the Sterling and/or the Laklands. Any advice?