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Stingray staining, what is going on?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by sanchorb, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. sanchorb

    sanchorb

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    I was in the process of cleaning my 2009 Musicman Stingray,

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    and when I removed the pickguard I saw this::eek:

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    Why is that yellowish stain appearing on the finish? Is is some weird reaction from the back of the pickguard? Hadn´t removed it in a long time, so I was surprised to see this. Any comments will be well received. Cheers.:D
  2. LightForce104

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    I'm assuming that what was under your pickguard has stayed at the original color, while everything else has faded.
  3. JellinWellen

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    I thought you didn't know that other pickup was there, lol.
  4. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative Supporting Member

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    This would be my train of thought as well. That plus I'm hungry.
  5. sanchorb

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    The exterior color has always been the same, and has never changed. The finish under the pickguard is the one that has changed. I knew already there was a "ghost" pickup under the pickguard, and had even wanted to purchase another pickguard, save the original and carve this new one with a hole that suits the third pickup...
  6. mmbongo

    mmbongo Supporting Member

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    They forgot to cut your pickguard out for your middle pickup!
  7. snyderz

    snyderz Supporting Member

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    Beautiful bass, BTW.
  8. Dredmahawkus

    Dredmahawkus Supporting Member

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    I'd get some compound or something and try to get it out then wax the area and see if it comes back....if the compound will take it out.
  9. sanchorb

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    Thank you, I have read that Ice Blue has been discontinued for a long time, and that stingrays with maple fingerboards and tortoise blue pickguards were not that common. So I am proud of having something rather unique...and great sounding too. Cheers mate!
  10. sanchorb

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    Thank you for the suggestion, but I would be scared as hell to apply something to that finish, lol...maybe it is some strange reaction to the back white pickguard, who knows? Maybe I´ll leave it like that, adds some "character", you know? Cheers!
  11. willbassyeah

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    Wait why is there another pickup lol?
  12. sanchorb

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    This is a Stingray HS, and it is a "phantom" coil designed to cancel any humming noises that might be caused by the single coil. Not really sure, but it seems this PU is functional, but I have never made the experiment of raising it and see what happens...
  13. Dredmahawkus

    Dredmahawkus Supporting Member

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    so what if the compound messes it up...its under the pickgaurd it cant get any worse!

    It is a cool color! I hate blue and I like that!

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