Any bad years for StingRays

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Oldie but noobe, Mar 19, 2005.

  1. I mean Lapses in quality control. Most companies have those .
  2. Joe Boom

    Joe Boom

    Jun 25, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    I already know that I am going to get burned from this one but, the years before Ernie Ball took over.
  3. BassFiddle63


    Oct 4, 2002
    I've heard stories that around 1983 they had some issues with a run of bad necks with truss-rods that wouldn't work correctly. Somebody else might be able to clue you in better than me on this situation.
  4. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Id say Stingrays are some of the most consistant basses out there, id be comfortable buying any year, although i prefer the mid to late 90s for the abundant birdseye necks.
  5. Tumbao


    Nov 10, 2001
    Any very Best year for StingRays? ;)
  6. Sure mine wiseguy :p :D
  7. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    I like anyting after 1979.
    I believe in 1980 they went to 4-bolt necks.
    Later to 6-bolt.
    I have a 1980 4-bolt fretless Ray that is my fav.
  8. Franklin229

    Franklin229 Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    Northeast USA
    Anything with a four bolt neck.