|BrokeDownSouth ||12-03-2013 10:55 AM |
EB MM Stingray 5 Birdseye Maple Neck Era
I previously posted a question about the approximate dates that Ernie Ball switched from using a metal battery door to the plastic flip out boxes. I got some good feedback on that, so now I'm wondering the approximate dates that EB began / stopped putting the birdseye maple necks on the 'Ray's. Stingray 5's are of particular interest for me.
|blindrabbit ||12-03-2013 11:18 AM |
My old 1991 EBMM SR5 *did* have both the metal battery door and a birdseye maple neck.
My 1996 EBMM Sterling has a plastic battery box and a flamed maple neck (no birdseye to be seen).
|Jiker75 ||12-03-2013 11:21 AM |
My '93 and '94 both had/have Birdseye necks
|bassgod0dmw ||12-03-2013 11:22 AM |
Both my 98' and 99' SR4's have birdseye maple necks.
|BrokeDownSouth ||12-04-2013 05:47 AM |
I wonder if they gradually introduced/quit using Birdseye on different models. Anyways, Looks like it was used throughout the 90s so far.
|nivagues ||12-04-2013 09:36 PM |
Generally, the early EB Rays mainly had figured maple necks. Around circa 1990 wood workers (furniture makers etc) experienced a shortage of exotic woods (for whatever reason) and resorted to figured maples which made supplies less plentyful/more expensive. You could still find figured maple necks but it was luck of the draw as to what the instrument came with.
|Smallmouth_Bass ||12-04-2013 09:44 PM |
'93 SR5 with a bird's eye maple neck. '98, mostly without.
|BrokeDownSouth ||12-04-2013 10:05 PM |
All the new std. stingray 5's I've looked at recently have straight grain very light maple necks. The 'classic' models have figured necks.... Wish I could nail a time frame down.
|godsey ||12-04-2013 11:51 PM |
Low end bass .com has a sr5 natural and beatiful birdseye.go to the used bass section and you will see it .its 1199
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