Just bought a MM Stingray 5 Roasted neck, what to expect?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bchamorro, Jul 16, 2013.


  1. bchamorro

    bchamorro Supporting Member

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    I just bought this MM Stingray 5 HH maple roasted neck. I've never played a one with roasted neck before and what's also new to me is the finished neck. I'm afraid the neck might be a little sticky, but I hope I'm wrong because it's a great looking bass :) I'm used to the standard unfinished neck.

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  2. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Banned

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    Bummer typo- i wanted to see what a "Roadster" 5 string neck was all about!
  3. bchamorro

    bchamorro Supporting Member

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    I meant roasted lol!
  4. Tunaman

    Tunaman Supporting Member

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    Darker... warmer, less high end sheen, bit heavy. TOP notch construction
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  6. jlepre

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    I personally don't care for the finished neck myself. I much prefer the satin feel myself. Too sticky
  7. tom once dead

    tom once dead

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    Looks really nice, enjoy it!
  8. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis Supporting Member

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    I have a BFR Big Al-5 SSS (see my avatar) with a lacquered high gloss Roasted Maple Neck and I love it. I personal preference is for high gloss finished necks.

    TD
  9. Titania

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    I have one of the new Sabres with that same neck, and it's a dream to play. Like TD, my personal preference is for high gloss finished necks, too. I don't really like the feel of unfinished necks.
  10. joel the bass player

    joel the bass player

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    That is a dream Stingray right there. Soooooo nice.
  11. Marial

    Marial Proud Papa Supporting Member

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    Beautiful bass.
  12. two fingers

    two fingers Loud Mouth Know It All Blowhard Gold Supporting Member

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    First off, your new bass is freakin' gorgeous. Congrats!

    That being said, me and that bass would have a date with some sandpaper. It's yours. If you end up loving everything else about is and can't stand that finish, TAKE IT OFF. Forget about "collector value" or keeping it "all original". It is a tool. Use it however you like.

    I hope you love it as is. But if you don't, TURN it into something you love.
  13. DwaynieAD

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    gorgeous. if you want to sand the neck go for it, it's urs. don't let the bedroom players and all their "rules" here on tb dictate what you do with your money and your toys.
  14. Lublin

    Lublin Supporting Member

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    Expect fun.
  15. bongostealth

    bongostealth Supporting Member

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    That thing is stunning! Congratulations! That neck is the bomb!
  16. ncapone

    ncapone

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    What's the deal with everyone's issue on stickiness? I don't feel it's sticky at all.
  17. fcoda

    fcoda

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    Great looking bass ....if you played it before buying , what was your thought about the neck finish at that time.
  18. /\/\3phist0

    /\/\3phist0 Marilynsghost.com Supporting Member

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    when you have sweaty, well lotioned hands gloss is sticky, until you get really sweaty... also a "dirty" glossed neck feels sticky.
    Dry hands no issues..

    ALSO i tend to use automotive wax (lightly) on the back of my gloss necks to keep them silky schmuve....
  19. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

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    Was going to post something similar...


    - georgestrings
  20. SoCalBassman

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    I have the same bass in the Honeyburst finish. I don't have any problems with the finish but I always keep my hands clean and wipe the neck with guitar polish if it starts getting sticky from dirt or grime.
    It's a great sounding player for sure.
  21. Try as I might, I just can't keep my hands dry when I play - and we have a lot of extended 7-12 minute tunes - so I can't wipe them often enough to keep them dry.

    Always take the necks down to satin if they are not already. Otherwise I skid a bit and my playing can suffer.

    That's just me. Sweaty hands.

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