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BEWARE - Fake EB/MM StingRay in OC

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by dukeplaysbass, Jan 4, 2017.


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  1. dukeplaysbass

    dukeplaysbass Supporting Member

    There's a fake StingRay on the Orange County CL.
    Seller is asking $800.
    If you're wondering, here's the pix.

    image. image. image. image. image.
     
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  2. el_Bajo_Verde

    el_Bajo_Verde

    May 18, 2016
    USA
    I feel dumb that I can't tell the difference :oops:
     
  3. Gilmourisgod

    Gilmourisgod

    Jun 23, 2014
    Cape Cod MA
    Chinese knockoff?
     
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  4. TMARK

    TMARK

    Jan 10, 2012
    Richmond VA
    Headstock shape. Tuners. Angle of tuners. But. Body shape.
     
  5. Gilmourisgod

    Gilmourisgod

    Jun 23, 2014
    Cape Cod MA
    I can spot a fake Ric in about 30 seconds, Fake Fenders and Rays, not so much.
     
    el_Bajo_Verde likes this.
  6. 254 stringer

    254 stringer Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2010
    Waco Texas
    That looks horrible.
     
  7. ThudThudThud

    ThudThudThud

    Jun 4, 2010
    Don't want to break the T&C for TB, but that headstock is ugl....I mean.....not particularly attractive to my personal sensibilities....
     
    DrewinHouston likes this.
  8. BIGEJ2

    BIGEJ2 Supporting Member

    Jul 29, 2009
    Happy Valley, PA
    Worst. Fake. Ever.
     
  9. TDR1138

    TDR1138

    Apr 11, 2007
    Section 204
    Saw that this morning....
    :rollno:
     
  10. fourtet102

    fourtet102

    Jun 20, 2012
    Phoenix, AZ
    I hate heaters!
  11. Gilmourisgod

    Gilmourisgod

    Jun 23, 2014
    Cape Cod MA
    That's not basswood, its brazilwood. A rare exotic blend of herbs, spices, and compressed wood pulp. That Yin Yang is pretty convincing if you squint a little. I like how the butterfly logo is carefully pixellated in the photos. They don't even bother doing that on the Ric clone photos anymore.
     
  12. MDBass

    MDBass Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Dingwall-Fender-Jule-Dunlop-Tech 21-Darkglass-Nordstrand
    The headstock is a dead giveaway. Super goofy looking.
     
  13. pbass2

    pbass2

    Jan 25, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Gumby bass.
     
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  14. ShadowImage

    ShadowImage Guest

    Jan 12, 2016
    But is it a real guitar photo from reliable photos of black hair styles suppliers?
     
    mcnach likes this.
  15. Flaked Beans

    Flaked Beans

    Sep 9, 2005
    NYC
    Oh, what a fugly fake.
     
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  16. fghtffyrdmns

    fghtffyrdmns

    Oct 22, 2012
    I have to say, I'm really curious as to how one of those aliexpress fakes would sound. Hopefully they do a better job copying the MusicMan tone than they do with the look. That thing looks all kinds of jacked up.
     
  17. rogerbmiller

    rogerbmiller Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 16, 2003
    NYC
    This is awful. The neck plate is crooked! THe headstock is wrong. The bridge is an OLP or Indo SUB bridge at best.

    What is the matter with people?!
     
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  18. dukeplaysbass

    dukeplaysbass Supporting Member

    Don't feel bad - at least you didn't lose $800 for not being able to tell the difference....
     
    rockinrayduke likes this.

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