I don't remember when I bought my Stingray5

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MattGreer, Feb 10, 2014.


  1. MattGreer

    MattGreer

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    Is there a way to tell from the serial number?

    The longer story is that I bought it, but Guitar Center gave me a 4-string to use in the meantime. So I had the 4-string for close to a year and a half before the correct (they configured the bass I wanted wrong, so they had to re-order) bass showed up. So I don't remember when, exactly, I received the bass. I'm thinking 2009, but it may have been 2008? I don't remember...
  2. drTSTingray

    drTSTingray

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    Post your serial number in the thread on the EBMM forum and they will tell you when it was built
  3. AMp'D.2play

    AMp'D.2play Supporting Member

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    Here's a listing of Stingray 5 serial numbers. Get yours (look on the neckplate) and see where it falls in sequence. It might not give you the exact month & year it was made, but a good ballpark estimate. It could at least narrow it down to the year, as you asked.

    Or, as the poster above mentioned, post your serial # on the EBMM forum and you'll get your answer.
  4. StuartV

    StuartV Out of GAS!!

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    Go to music-man.com and click the link to Contact Us and send an email to their Customer Service with your serial number. They will email you back within a day and tell you everything about your bass.
  5. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

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    The helpful guy at MM customer service got me the serial date of my Big Al in under an hour.

    10/20/10...almost to the date of my Precision V build.
  6. lpdeluxe

    lpdeluxe Still rockin' Supporting Member

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  7. MattGreer

    MattGreer

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    Beautiful bass there, lpdeluxe.

    The situation is I'm going to sell or trade the Stingray5, so I'm sure someone is going to ask how old it is. Got a Bongo6, so I'm hoping to trade the Stingray5 straight up for a 4 string but if I have to I'll sell it and buy something.

    At work at the moment so I don't have the s/n handy. Thank you guys for the help!
  8. lpdeluxe

    lpdeluxe Still rockin' Supporting Member

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    Thank you.:D

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