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5er stingray question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Gingerfish, Apr 5, 2005.

  1. is it possible to get the plates (oval pick guard and chrome control plate) for a four string stingray and fit them onto a five string stingray? i really like the look of the four string but need a B string so i was wondering if it is possible or is the wiring underneath it open kinda like a jazz. thanks for any feedback
  2. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    I haven't pulled my PG yet, but I'm pretty sure there's a swimming pool under there.

    If you must have a SR5 with SR4 cosmetics, what about a SUB?

  3. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    The closest you're gonna get to a 5er with an egg guard is the SUB. IIRC there's at least a wire route between the pickup and the controls.
  4. bovinehost


    Dec 5, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball Music Man/Sterling By Music Man
    The simple answer is "no". But what those guys said about the SUB is true.

    BUT! Remember - the SUB 5 pickguard is a unique monster.
  5. Is there anyone who would be able to either post me or email me a pic of their sr5 without pickguard so i can see what i am dealing with please. thanks.
  6. Larzon


    Jan 15, 2005
    I removed the PG on my SR5 when I had the Bass. (13 years ago)
    Here's a picture.

  7. so there is no open route, so i could get a custom gaurd and control plate and it would work?


    have you got yours refinnished and it filled over? (i doubt this as you have screw holes still but yeah)
  8. Larzon


    Jan 15, 2005
    No, I just removed it, and saved a little piece for the knobs. :)
  9. Larzon


    Jan 15, 2005
    Yes, thats what I think is possible.
  10. Ben Clarke

    Ben Clarke Liquidating to fund a new business. Buy My Gear!

    Jan 6, 2005
    Western NY
    My '01 is routed from the top, IIRC.. Check over at the Ernie Ball forums. Have your serial number. Some employees post regularly and should be able to tell you.

    Or just pop the PG and look!
  11. bovinehost


    Dec 5, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball Music Man/Sterling By Music Man
    All the SR5s are top routed.