I posted this elsewhere on the site, but am hoping to get a better response here. although i haven't decided for sure if i'm going to sell it, feel free to email me if you think this might be the bass you dreamed of. hello everyone - i'm thinking of selling my 1978 Musicman Sting Ray. (i haven't decided for sure.) i'm interested in buying an upright bass, so this one may have to go. here's the deal: all the parts are original. it has active electronics and a preamp. the finish is virutally flawless because a new, sunburst finish was put on it about 4 years ago by a local luthier named Ron Volbrecht. (it was black coming from the factory). the neck has also been shaved, making it highly playable. the maple fingerboard has the usual wear you'd expect for a bass this age. in short, this is a player's bass, not a collector's bass. the action is low and it sounds phenomenal. here's what i want to know from you all: how much would YOU pay for this bass if i was to sell it? i can post pics so you can get a better sense of it's condition. just curious and thanks - your "estimates" are not legally binding, by the way!