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1992 musicman stingray body wood..

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jeffrey A-Bomb, Nov 16, 2001.

  1. Jeffrey A-Bomb

    Jeffrey A-Bomb Drink Coffee & Destroy Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2000
    Silver Spring, MD
    I got this bass used and was wondering if the woods are the same as the new stingrays? Is it poplar? ash? I'm not sure if they had options for body woods either.. Whatever it is, it sounds pretty good, and is somewhat light.. My guess is poplar, but if anyone knows, fill me in ;)
  2. Slater

    Slater Leave that thing alone. Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    The body wood depends on the finish. Is the body painted a solid color, or does it have a see-thru finish?
  3. Jeffrey A-Bomb

    Jeffrey A-Bomb Drink Coffee & Destroy Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2000
    Silver Spring, MD
    The body is painted a solid black..
  4. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    Actually, it depends on the color, also.
    From what I gather, they use 3 different woods in their basses.

    Now, which woods equal which colors? I'd love to know!
  5. rojo412

    rojo412 Walnut is fun! Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
    Music Man basses are made of one of 3 different body woods:

    1) Ash (on Natural finish, Some trans finishes)
    2) Alder (most trans finishes, some solid)
    3) Poplar (only on solid color)

    Chances are, the bass you have is Poplar. One way to tell most of the time is weight. If it's on the heavy side, it's probably Poplar. If it's lighter, then it's probably Alder. You can always email Ernie Ball and ask any of their customer service reps. Just send them the serial #.
  6. I know this is very old thread, but I don't wanted to create new one for just one question- do you know which body wood is this stingray?


    ash? or maple?? Thanks for opinions.
  7. No one? I'm pretty sure it is an ash, but this fine structure somehow looks like maple.. Thanks.
  8. BassBuzzRS


    Oct 18, 2005
    Looks maple to me, but.

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