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Musicman serial number.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jared92, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. Jared92

    Jared92

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    I need to find the year of my new to me Stingray. I've looked but can't find a serial finder anywhere for them.
  2. danomite64

    danomite64 Supporting Member

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    If it's an old one, say '78-'80, then the serial number is on the bridge. I think the 25th anniversary one might be that way, too.
  3. i_got_a_mohawk

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  4. danomite64

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    Oh, a serial number finder......
  5. bh2

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    The serials for early mm stingrays are all over the place... I've tried to date mine and went to the mm 'guru' site..

    http://www.musicmanbass.org/

    "Unfortunately, and as incredible as it may seem, records for Pre-EB instruments were never made. My website is to give a general idea of age of an instrument. To accurately date your Bass, the neck would have to be removed to observe the date stamps on both the neck heel and in the body pocket. This can be done by a luthier for a small fee. Other than that, the only advice I can give is to do a comparison with other serial numbers on my website list. But, as you can see, by comparing your serial with others on the list your Bass can have been made in either 1977 or 1978. In addition to not keeping a data base, Music Man made no attempt to keep serial numbers in strict chronological order. As neck plates (with engraved serial numbers) became low on the process line, the containers were merely topped up. As a result, earlier Basses could end up with a serial indicating a latter year."

    I'm sick of dismantling my basses for the sake of date accuracy. The serial on mine is on the neck plate (three hole, tilt).

    Post a piccy of your bass please.
  6. Jared92

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    Its on layaway at guitar center right now. ( little more to pay off) Its definatly not 70's. It has a the number on the neckplate and the number is. E37353. Its graphite pearl with black guard. Thanks guys!
  7. bh2

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    Post a piccy anyways... I love these.
  8. Jared92

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    The stingray.

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  9. Jared92

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    And i meant like fender.com where you put in the number and it tells you date of your instrument.
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  11. mariano32a

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    Hi, I need to know what year is my musicman, someone could help me? , thank you very much - the serial number is E60259
  12. Runnerman

    Runnerman Registered Bass Player Supporting Member

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    You need to post in a certain thread on the EBMM forum and you can get exact date or clarify any details on your bass like color/fretboard etc. They will get back to you within a day or two.
  13. HADGE

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    can anyone tell me the year my stingray was built the serial no is L03078 THANKS
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