SOLD 1980 Pre-Ernie Ball Stingray FS

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by tepperware, Jan 26, 2014.


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  1. tepperware

    tepperware Supporting Member

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    I've been deliberating for a few months about what to do with this bass. It served me well and was my main bass from 1991 to 2000, but it has mostly been sitting in my closet since then.

    Everything is fully functional and the bass sounds great, I just prefer the sound of a passive instrument.

    As you can see in the photos, the bass has its share of bumps and bruises. The case, which I believe is original, also has its share of wear and tear. The key for the case is long-gone; I don't believe I ever had the key.

    The bass has all the features of that era - slab body with rounded edges, two band EQ, etc. It has a rosewood fingerboard, which I believe was a relatively new option when this bass was manufactured. It also has a string-through body bridge, which I believe was optional at that time, since not all Stingrays from that era have that. The bass weighs a whopping 10.7 lbs!

    The bass is all original with two exceptions. Firstly, the strap buttons were replaced with Dunlop strap locks. These are the kind that will accept a strap with or without the Dunlop strap lock. Secondly, there were holes drilled into the tail of the bridge to allow strings to be strung either through the body or through the bridge. There is an attached photo that illustrates this.

    I'm looking for $2000 CONUS plus shipping. I'd prefer cash, but I will listen to trade offers, either full-on or partial trades. Keep in mind that I only like passive, four-string, fretted basses, either American or Japanese, or German in the case of Hofner. Also open to guitar-related offers.

    I do accept PayPal.
     

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  2. tepperware

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    More photos
     

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  12. EduardoK

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    Nice!
    Straight neck? Dings marks at the neck? Wear?
    How's the truss rod?
    Fret condition?
     
  13. tepperware

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    Good on all accounts. It's definitely due for a setup since it has rarely been out of the closet over the last decade or so.

    The frets have lots of life, as I tried to show in the pics. In fact, I think the pictures tell the story better than I can regarding dings and wear. I tried my best to document every blemish.
     
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    wow, like a shark to a corpse, look at all those rays!

    :D
     
  16. drums1977

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    Would you fancy a fine 1979 Pbass for trade? I also have a stunning 1972 Telebass...

    Let me know
     
  17. tepperware

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    This bass has been traded and is no longer available. Thanks!
     

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