F/S: '92ish Stingray 5 Honeyburst - Birdseye

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by shizoz, Oct 5, 2013.


  1. shizoz

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    Up for sale is my Honeyburst Stingray 5. I bought this from blindrabbit who is the original owner, who bought it originally in 92. If I'm mistaken, I'm sure he'll sound off on it. I can't say enough about this bass - it is a great 5 string, tight growly B, and just alot of fun to play. Beautiful grain in the wood, and the neck is birdseye. They don't make them like this anymore! It comes with a hardcase, but it's not original to the bass. There are a few scratches where the strings have been inserted, but that is it.

    Asking $1400 shipped, paypal is good, not interested in trades.
    Give me a shout if you have any questions.
     

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    More pics...
     

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    Pic of the scratches under bridge
     

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    Make no mistake - if I had the $$$, I'd be buying this back in a heartbeat. Fantastic bass, and it looks like shizoz took as good care of it as I did. Yes, I am the original owner, and bought it around 91 or 92. They do not make them with the birdseye necks like this anymore. Whoever ends up with this lovely beast will NOT be disappointed.

    Of course, shizoz is an amazing guy, and you couldn't ask for a better person to deal with here on TB. Great communicator, honest, closes deals quickly, and packs well.

    Bump for a listing that you can't go wrong to move on. I sure do wish it was me who could move on it...
     
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    I had this same bass in 1991. Never should have sold it. :(
     
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    Thanks blindrabbit!
     
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    Here's a pic of me with Audley Freed of Black Crowes back in the day with my 92.Other then the 70's these where the best MM's they made.These blow the new ones out of the water.
     
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    Yuuuuup!
     
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    WOW looks like a SWEET BASS There GLWTS BUMP
     
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    You folks are making me not want to sell it!
     
  15. bobunit

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    Fine looking Stingy. Wish I still had my 93'. GLWS. :)
     
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    I have a '98 just like this. It's simply my favorite 5 string period.
     
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    What is the difference in the pickup and preamp of this vintage vs. a new 'Ray?
     
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    ...hope its ok if I help...

    This SR5 came from the period when they were using ceramic pickups in them. At some point in time (relatively recently?) they went back to using Alnico in SR5s, making them consistent with the rest of the Stingray line. AFAIK, the preamp has always been the same across all SR5s (and SR4s I think too, with the exception of the 2 band models).

    This is a top notch bass, and whoever gets it will be extremely happy. I've been buying lottery tickets like crazy the past few weeks hoping to get money to buy it back!!!
     
  19. bassman28

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    That gloss bird's-eye neck makes a huge difference.Put that neck on any Ray you choose and you'll see what I'm talking about.The neck is the secret I know from neck swapping experience. I have swapped necks a lot.I put a 91 birdseye gloss on a 2001 Ray 5 and it improved the tone ten fold.These early gloss necks are ranked right up there with the pre EB skunkstripes.This is an amazing sounding bass here.
     
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    FWIW, I used to get lots of compliments from sound guys and recording engineers about the tone that came from this bass, so I'll confirm that this is a fantastic sounding instrument, whether it comes from the neck or all the other parts of it!
     
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