NBD aka a dream coming true

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  1. dune2k

    dune2k

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    So this morning I forced myself to get up at 6:40, hopped onto the train and picked this beauty up.
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    Wanted to have a Stingray for something like 2 years and finally had the money to get one. :hyper:
    It originally came with a white pickguard ( :spit: ), which I already swapped. That was a bigger deal than expected since the hole for the pickup was too small and the cut-out for the truss rod adjusting wheel was not there...
    The bass still needs some setup but aside from that plays and sounds as I expected. :)
    Next steps: Tune down to B, find strings I like on it and do the final setup needed. :D Oh, and: :bassist:
     
  2. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Gold Supporting Member

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    Very nice. I love my StingRay, as much as mine is my "beater" bass, it sees lots of use. The biggest thing I love about EBMM is their consistency, I do not even need to ask how it plays, they all play great.
     
  3. drummer5359

    drummer5359 Gold Supporting Member

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    That is beautiful! Congrats!!!

    I love the black on black with a maple neck. I have a burst Stingray that I put a black guard on. (I put black guards on everything by the way...) I found that the EBMM guard is the only one that fit just right for me. I ordered it from the Perfect Bass. They seem to have the best stock of EBMM guards. (In my opinion.)

    Enjoy your new toy.
     
  4. P. Aaron

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    Nice looking bass. How's the weight on the 'Ray?


    Just got my first Music Man bass and it is a big change but glad I did it.
     
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  6. dune2k

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    Around 4.1kg, now I know why it feels so light compared to my ATK 200...~900g less does make a difference. :D
    The ATK is a nice bass, especially for the money and does the Stingray sound quite nicely, but there is a difference if you're able to compare them both side by side. Still a good backup bass. :)

    @drummer5359: I would have ordered at another place (thomann) which would have had the proper pickguard, but it's out of stock atm (and for the next 1 - 2 weeks, maybe more)...well, the one that's on it now fits. Still bugged by some scratches in it (my fault). Might swap it later, but for now it looks ok. :)
     
  7. drummer5359

    drummer5359 Gold Supporting Member

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    Cool, I was just trying to help. It really is a beautiful bass.

    I love your quote by the way...
     
  8. dune2k

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    Thanks. :) Just checked the store, seems nice but they don't offer shipping to Germany it seems...Well, waiting for thomann it is then. ;)

    Hehe, can't even remember where I got it from. ;)
     
  9. Runnerman

    Runnerman Registered Bass Player Supporting Member

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    Probably some bad beer.

    Beautiful bass. Congrats.
     
  10. WoodyG3

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    Congratulations. Have fun with it!
     

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