Best place to order a Stingray from?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Will Kelly, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. Will Kelly

    Will Kelly

    Mar 3, 2010
    I have been pining for a Stingray since I let my old one go about a year ago.

    I want to buy new. Where would be the best place to order one from.

    Will most places allow me to choose pick guard and preamp options?
  2. bovinehost


    Dec 5, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball Music Man/Sterling By Music Man
    DuBaldo Music in CT is my dealer of choice.

    Bass Central keeps a lot of stuff in stock, though.

    Hard to go wrong, but I like supporting the little guys.
  3. Will Kelly

    Will Kelly

    Mar 3, 2010
    Thanks Jack, would not have considered them (having never heard of them).
  4. TXLawDawg

    TXLawDawg Put some stank on it... Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    Austin, Texas
    +1 to Bass Central...good folks.
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  6. woofdoggy


    Apr 15, 2012
    and a 5% discount on most items :)
  7. SJan3


    Dec 8, 2010
    Try The Perfect Bass
  8. smcd


    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    Why on earth wouldn't you order it from Guitar Center? You can order it and play it before you pay for it. If you don't like it, you can walk away. Pluse they have a coupon right now that gets you $200 off any purchase over $999.

    Why anyone living in MA would order a bass shipped to them from a retailer in FL is beyond me.
  9. Will Kelly

    Will Kelly

    Mar 3, 2010
    Well, I did think about Guitar Center. Not sure if I would have a problem ordering the kinds of options I want... regular Stingray 4H, SLO neck, 2 band preamp.

    Guitar Center seems to have trouble with 'special' orders in my experience.
  10. smcd


    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    The thing about GC is you can order it and if it's not EXACTLY what you ordered, back it goes. I'm sure Bass Central and that place in CT will do the same, but if your order doesn't come through correctly with either of those places, you have to get involved in shipping back and forth - which I would find a giant headache.
  11. funkybass


    Oct 19, 2006
    I bought my SR5 from the perfect bass. I highly reccomend them.
  12. mam1862

    mam1862 Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2008
    Northfield, Ohio
    Guitar Center without question. Try the GC Platinum Store. Thy have some other colors.
  13. Bassist Jay

    Bassist Jay Zane guitars and basses endorsed.

    Dec 28, 2009
    Sterling, CO.
    Endorsed Artist, Sales Representative and Research and Development for Zane Guitars and Basses.
    I go through Bass Central on all of my Music Man basses. Great people to deal with. Like Bovinehost also said though Dubaldo Music is also very good too as well as The Perfect Bass.
  14. cronker


    Feb 13, 2007
    Adelaide. SA
    My SR5 took 5 months to ship to Australia, mainly because its a lefty, I think. No really unusual mods, just a natural finish with perloid pickguard. I think it was about the lefty thing, I'm sure they only flip the modelling every few months for us southpaws.
    Still, it is a wonderful instrument!

    PS: the dealer was happy to hang on to my $3000 payment for the 5 months. Surprisingly, it was only when I threatened to cancel my order that he started to track down my bass. ;(