Been off-list for a long, long time. Too much G.A.S. among other things made me go. And well, I'm back, momentarily, to expell (or inhale) some G.A.S. I've recently become aware of the Sterling Ray 35 which is a 34" scale (for clarification if the "35" gives you pause) Stingray 5-string, but it is made in Indonesia. I played this one back to back with a few Corona-made Stingray 5s, and it seems to be very nice for the money in sound, playability, fit/finish/etc... I do wish I could order it in some other colors, but I understand it to be available, currently in only three: Black, Natural, and one other, which I can't remember at this moment... What say you? Any issues which you've experienced with these? I'm having a hard time saying no. I picked up an OLP MM 4-string for super cheap a month ago which was my first of that style bass, and it KILLS, so here we are now looking at 'Rays again, and as a 5-string to boot- It's the first/only 5er I have every seriously considered (4ers and 6ers in my stable for the last 15 years) Thanks for any/all thoughts.