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is this "custom shop stingray" fake ?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ialma, Jan 5, 2014.


  1. ialma

    ialma Supporting Member

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    Never heard of a custom shop Stingray before, so I think it's a fake but you never know.
    Thanks everyone.

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  2. Doctor J

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    They don't have a custom shop, I thought? Fake. Fake as time-travelling cheese.
     
  3. TN WOODMAN

    TN WOODMAN

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    With the multitude of options available in a sense all MM could be viewed as custom shop .
     
  4. solderjunkie

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    Wrong headstock shape, wrong decals, wrong trussrod adjustment, wrong bridge, wrong pickup shape, cheap hardware...
     
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  6. mokl

    mokl

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    lol at the pickup!
     
  7. smcd

    smcd Supporting Member

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    Wow, glaring fake!
     
  8. snyderz

    snyderz Supporting Member

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    At least he polished it up for the sale.
     
  9. Kmonk

    Kmonk

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    Ernie Ball does not have a Custom Shop. Nice attempt at faking it though. I'm sure some unsuspecting buyer will end up with it.
     
  10. Maxdusty

    Maxdusty Supporting Member

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    Fake - truss rod adjustment is not where it should be. Looks like one of the Made in China clones, Maestro I think- with Ernie Ball decals.
     
  11. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

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    The headstock looks more like a Fender (or a knockoff) than a EBMM headstock.

    The pickup is also weird. Ditto the truss rod access.
     
  12. ddnidd1

    ddnidd1 Supporting Member

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  13. smcd

    smcd Supporting Member

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  14. mellowinman

    mellowinman Guaranteed to break the Ice at Naughty Parties Supporting Member

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    There's no time-traveling cheese?

    I am SO getting in touch with PayPal!
     
  15. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

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  16. Dave W

    Dave W Previously bassgod0dmw Supporting Member

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  17. millsbass5

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    The only one-of-a-kind custom option I see on that bass is those custom one-off fingerprints.
     
  18. TN WOODMAN

    TN WOODMAN

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    You can upgrade to an Ebony fretboard for $30.
     
  19. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

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  20. thebrian

    thebrian The Brian abides. Gold Supporting Member

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    That thing's so fake, China's gonna sue him.
     
  21. Justice

    Justice

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    How does it smell?
     

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