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SOLD 1983 Pre-EB MusicMan Stingray

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by matt thompson, Dec 21, 2011.


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  1. matt thompson

    matt thompson Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2005
    Chucktown
    Love this one but I'm in a moving stage. 1983 "Grover Jackson" Pre-EB Stingray. This 2 band Ray is one of the punchiest basses that I have ever played. I want to keep it but I'm so far in jazz land that it never gets played.

    All original (beside case & mutes) bass with wear in all the right spots. It has a few dings that are pictured but nothing that affects playability. Truss moves freely both ways, and the neck is set with just a touch of relief. Action is low with no buzzing (I play with a fairly light touch,) and the neck is super fun to play. IMO a much more friendly neck profile than EB Rays.

    When I received the bass it was a bit noisy with the treble pot rolled on heavy, but I did some extensive shielding and the issue is much better. The neck has a couple of dings that were hard to capture in the pics, but for going on 30 years it's in good shape. Frets are in good shape, and will come shipped with a set of R. Cocco nickels which I'm really digging. Weight is 9.6 lbs (bathroom scale method) and balances wonderful.

    $1350 shipped CONUS (no fee transaction)

    Let me know if you have any questions

    Pics:

    mmbody.

    mmneck.

    mmneck2.

    mmheadstock.

    mmbackheadstock.

    mmback.

    mmbackplate.

    mmupneck.

    mmpickup.

    bodydings.

    mmbodydings2.

    mmcase.
     
  2. MaddAnthony_59

    MaddAnthony_59 Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2006
    Columbus, IN
    I Channel Surf During Commercials. (Drives my Wife CRAZY!!!)
    Bump for the Best Playing Stingray I've ever picked up!

    These early 'Rays are known for their noisy electronics, and Shielding is the only answer unless you're willing to replace the preamp. (NOT!!!)
     
  3. Jaymi

    Jaymi Pink Bass Man

    Feb 11, 2008
    Nashville, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Ampeg , GHS
    Trade for a Rickenbacker?
     
  4. Jerry J

    Jerry J Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    P-town, OR
    Oh man I am liking this cutie a whole lot.:help:
     
  5. Mistahbenn

    Mistahbenn Supporting Member

    May 15, 2007
    Brooklyn
    Niiiiice! I wanty
     
  6. gflowers

    gflowers Sadowsky Nut Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    Beautiful. If I didn't have my 79' for sale, I'd be all over it.
     
  7. Killer! My '83 white Sabre is also one of the best playing and sounding MMs I've played... if finances allowed I'd get that immediately!
     
  8. Awesome! Really wish I had some extra cash for that :D
     
  9. matt thompson

    matt thompson Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2005
    Chucktown
    Thanks boys - Someone is gonna be really happy
     
  10. dave79

    dave79 Rest well Fish

    This bears an uncanny resemblance to one I used to own(it was a sweet bass), you didn't happen to get it from someone in VA?
     
  11. matt thompson

    matt thompson Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2005
    Chucktown
    Yea didnt come from VA to me but who knows...

    Happy Holidays TBers
     
  12. Mistahbenn

    Mistahbenn Supporting Member

    May 15, 2007
    Brooklyn
    This is a real sweet one that would persuade me to have a 4 banger..
     
  13. matt thompson

    matt thompson Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2005
    Chucktown
    Grab this one and be rocking it on New Years Eve:bassist::bassist::bassist:
     
  14. paulfire

    paulfire

    Oct 28, 2011
    Bump
     
  15. MaddAnthony_59

    MaddAnthony_59 Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2006
    Columbus, IN
    I Channel Surf During Commercials. (Drives my Wife CRAZY!!!)
    :bag: Maybe! :bag:
     
  16. dave79

    dave79 Rest well Fish

    Serial was B023067 and the buyer was also named Dave :bassist:
     
  17. cambio2

    cambio2

    Nov 29, 2003
    colorado
    whats the weight?
     
  18. MaddAnthony_59

    MaddAnthony_59 Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2006
    Columbus, IN
    I Channel Surf During Commercials. (Drives my Wife CRAZY!!!)
  19. bassman28

    bassman28 Supporting Member

    Dec 31, 2010
    North Carolina
    That is it.Chips on the top side are the same exact spot.
     

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