Changing decals to a better brand name, Stingray content

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TrustRod, Jul 8, 2016.

  1. Ever since I was a kid I wanted a real Stingray. They were just the coolest, sweet chrome, metalflake, bright colors.

    One day I got a good deal on an OLP, I did a lot of work on it and eventually it became one of my favorites.

    But it still wan't a real Stingray because it said OLP on it. It needed a real Stingray decal to finish the look.

    I know some people get mad with changing the logo on a bass to pretend it's another company but I don't care and I don't really care if one day I sell it and someone else gets fooled. I like it.

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  3. SteveCS


    Nov 19, 2014
    Hampshire, UK
    I read your post and my blood started to boil, then I looked at the attachment...


    At least your 'Sting Ray' has more MM DNA than the Schwinn bike has Raleigh Chopper DNA...
  4. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    When I grow up, I wanna be as.....

    Oh never mind.
  5. steveinohio


    May 27, 2007
    Noooooooooooooo. How are people supposed to know that's not a real Stingray bicycle? Youre being completely dishonest.
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2016
  6. Warpeg


    Jun 20, 2005
    Hahaha...that's great. You may have inspired me to put a Ford Thunderbird emblem on an Epi T-bird.

  7. Priceless. Good job!
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  8. nerkoids


    Jan 3, 2014
    That's kind of cool. Love the Sting-ray lettering. Which font is that one?
  9. It's tastefully done and won't fool anybody into thinking it's the real thing, so that's OK. :thumbsup:
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  10. Gravedigger Dav

    Gravedigger Dav Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Springtown, Texas
    Got me, too. Very funny
  11. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.

    Funny stuff.

  12. Rock that Schwinn-Ray
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  13. Sundown1206


    Jan 26, 2010
    Blood started to boil huh.. You might want to get that checked out ;)
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  14. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    I might have to put a Ford oval on one of my Thunderbirds.
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  15. pbassnut

    pbassnut Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2004
    Falls Church, VA
    I had a rare (custom color?) lime green Schwinn Sting-ray when I was a kid. It was one of the happiest days of my life when my father took me to the bike shop to buy it for me and one of the saddest days of my life when it later got stolen from our front porch (despite it being locked up).
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  16. johnson79


    Jan 8, 2010
    Lancaster, PA
    You play a 10 speed bass? Impressive!
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  17. napbass_


    Jun 21, 2016
    orl, fl
    lol i love putting squier logos on the heads of my fenders ! :thumbsup::laugh:
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  18. Carl Hillman

    Carl Hillman

    Jan 1, 2010
    So, you're not worried that this bass will be pedaled off on someone, saddling them with a fake? You'll deal with that fork in the road when you come to it, eh?

    I implore you to put the brakes on this.

    A wise man once spoke about the cycle of these things. He said, "Sometimes a chain of events can come back to derail your life".
  19. InhumanResource

    InhumanResource Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2012
    Bucks County, PA
    I think that's pretty clever! As long as you aren't trying to scam anyone I think it is fine to put whatever decal you like on your property.
  20. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    Well played, sir.
    I had a Stingray clone bike when I was a kid.
    I loved that bike.
    You need to put a sissybar on your bass.
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