The Stingray is as good as it gets and this iteration will likely go down as legendary. It has so many options and applications and a simple DI tone is super useable. The one downside was that by the time I got the bass, the strings were basically dead. I was bummed out that 99% of the bass was perfect and then I had to go out and buy new strings to really hear what I wanted out of it. Not worth dinging it down to 4 stars but from an experience standpoint, I had to wait 5 months to get it and then when I did, the strings were dead. But the bass is so versatile. The best piece of equipment I've ever put my hands on.