The Stringray is easy to play as the neck has a great feel to it. The shape is cool looking and while it is somewhat heavy, not too much more heavy than any bass out there. The inherent sound is unique and is easy to get a nice sound out of it.
The Ernie Ball MusicMan Stringray is great for all types of music, but works best in rock and punk, in my opinion. It has a twangy sound to it that makes for a unique blend. It has a few tone control knobs so you can dial in your own tone, which definitely comes in handy. I have used overdrive with this bass and have found that you can get some really cool and interesting sounds with the inherent sound of this and a bit of drive. Overall, the Stringray has a great sound that is unique and interesting.
I've been using the Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray bass for about two years and I have found it to be unique in both tone and look, making for a great bass guitar. The price is reasonable as it is a high end bass. I can't say this is better than a Fender bass, but would encourage those interested in a top end bass guitar to try this as well as some of the other basses on the market, as it is all about personal preference. For the price, this is a great bass guitar with its own style.