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Jimbo65
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Jimbo65
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Martin Sbl-10 Stinger Bass

4.5/5, 4.5 from 1 review
Martin Stinger Bass
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Recent Reviews

  1. Jimbo65
    A very underrated bass!
    4.5/5, 4.5 out of 5, reviewed Aug 16, 2019
    Tone:
    4.00/5,
    Build Quality:
    4.00/5,
    Feel:
    5.00/5,
    Value:
    4.00/5,
    Pros
    • + Good sound, Comfortable feel, Solid construction
    Cons
    • - a little on the heavy side. electronics work well but are cheap
    I was curious about this bass when I saw it on Ebay. I never knew Martin to be associated with electric basses and the reviews weren't very flattering. I bought it with the idea of working on it and was very surprised. It is a heavy bass but nonetheless very comfortable has a nice punchy sound out of my GK MB410. Had some wear and scratches so I refinished the body and head stock. I will most likely replace the pots, switch and shield the cavities with copper or aluminium tape. This is now one of my "workhorse" basses - I've been gigging with it for several months now and do not regret buying it.

Bass Details

  1. No. of Frets:
    20
    Construction:
    Bolt-On
    Active or Passive:
    Passive
    Scale Length:
    34"
    No. of Strings:
    4
    Body Material:
    Plywood
    Neck Material:
    maple
    Body Finish:
    nitrocellulose lacquer
    Nut Width:
    1-5/8 in by 3/16 in
    Fingerboard Material:
    rosewood fret board
    Bridge:
    Heavy custom - Martin?
    Pickups:
    1 single in line and 1 pair p bass pickups in JP configuration
    Other Hardware:
    all original Martin ?
    Weight:
    10 - 12 lbs
    Stinger bass-3. Stinger bass-5. Stinger bass-9.
    Heavy Plywood body
    Good Sounding Pick ups in JP configuration - slightly on the treble side with round wounds or "black beauties
    Good strong neck - very comfortable - closer to an old
    Precision - super straight with low string action - neck had to be shimmed with a .25 shim
    Medium heavy bridge several allen screws were rusted - WD-40 solved that
    Controls 2 volume 1 tone and 1 pickup selection switch
    Pots and electronics on the cheap side - will replace pick up selection switch and pots
    Tuners - OK but kinda cheap

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