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First Stingray.....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Yorick, Nov 14, 2012.


  1. Yorick

    Yorick

    Nov 10, 2006
  2. SoVeryTired

    SoVeryTired Endorsing nothing, recommending much

    Jul 2, 2011
    Milton Keynes, UK
    Actually, it says it's the 'firts' ever.
     
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  4. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Yes, the Leo started production with serial B001000.

    Yikes! 11,500.00 GBP = 18,233.12 USD :eek:

    From the preEB registry list:
    X00205..1976. "X" denotes a prototype. See pics at page 9 of 1976 MM Catalogue. Black with maple. White pg. Plastic "radio" Knobs'.
    B001000..First production model MM serial number. Reference "Fender The Inside Story" by Forrest White. Production commences June 1976. Natural with Flamed Maple. White pg. Black PUP. Knurled metal knobs.
    B001001..1976. Given as a set (Bass and Guitar) to one of six Music Man sales reps at that time. Natural with Maple.
    B001002..1976. Given as a set (Bass and Guitar) to one of six Music Man sales reps at that time. Natural with Maple.
    B001003..1976. Given as a set (Bass and Guitar) to one of six Music Man sales reps at that time. Natural with Maple.
    B001004..1976. Given as a set (Bass and Guitar) to one of six Music Man sales reps at that time. Natural with Maple.
    B001005..1976. Given as a set (Bass and Guitar) to one of six Music Man sales reps at that time. Natural with Maple.
    B001006..1976. Given as a set (Bass and Guitar) to one of six Music Man sales reps at that time. Natural with Maple.
    B001007..1976. From June NAMM Show 1976. Came in a set which included a Guitar (set number 7...see above). Natural with Maple.
    B001008..1976. Natural with Maple. Black pg. White PUP. "Radio" knobs latter replaced with metal. Presented to Carle Radle by Eric Clapton and used during 1977 tour of Japan.
     
  5. Oracle

    Oracle Banned

    Sep 7, 2012
    that's what I call a collector's item.
     
  6. sevdog

    sevdog Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2008
    ATX
    I'm going to have to check the bus routes before I go sell my car to buy that. My car is just going to go down in value, so what the hell, right?
     
  7. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Always groove.... Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Columbia, Md
    I can't believe I'm saying this, but it's probably worth that if it can be verified. There's only one "first ever" bass.
     
  8. +1 to this. Although I'd be terrified to pull the pg off for fear of finding a second route for another pickup :bawl:
     
  9. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Always groove.... Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Columbia, Md
    I'm predicting this ends up in a glass case in the lobby of MusicMan.
     
  10. 1SHOT1HIT

    1SHOT1HIT

    Feb 17, 2012
    It says its been in the Hollywood Guitar Center since Forest's death so I'd assume if MM wanted it they'd have already done it.
    But you never know.

    That's certainly a cool bass, and you're right, there is only ever, one first ever-EVER-FOREVER & EVER!
     
  11. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Nice looking bass but I still prefer new stuff.:D
     
  12. That neck... Orgasmic... If I had the money I would pay that for it. Hell I would pay 21k.
     
  13. thiocyclist

    thiocyclist

    Sep 19, 2012
    Colorado
    Rickenbacker made the "first Stingray" or at least its direct ancestor. It's in their factory's instrument library/museum.
     
  14. musicman666

    musicman666

    Sep 11, 2011
    ca
    That bass is screaming for some mojo.....I would totally rock that bass!
     
  15. I think the direct ancestor of the Stingray is the Precision Bass...
     
  16. here's the original prototype

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