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Check out this phony Stingray

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ABrooding, May 30, 2020.


  1. ABrooding

    ABrooding

    Apr 24, 2011
  2. rufus.K

    rufus.K

    Oct 18, 2015
    SoCal
    Too bad its a righty... id play it.
     
  3. WestyBassBob

    WestyBassBob

    Mar 2, 2020
    How can you tell?
     
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  4. eastcoasteddie

    eastcoasteddie Supporting Member

    Seriously?
    Everything on it is wrong. Wrong bridge (for USA), wrong headstock shape, wrong tuners, wrong (fake) logo, wrong body shape, “Made in San Luis Obispo” logo is fake and in the wrong spot...etc
     
  5. WestyBassBob

    WestyBassBob

    Mar 2, 2020
    Seriously. Yes. That’s why I asked. Not everyone knows what you know. How else are we supposed to learn?
     
  6. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

    LMAO @ that headstock!
     
  7. eastcoasteddie

    eastcoasteddie Supporting Member

    Sorry if I came off a bit curt...but this is TB, where everyone is a bonafide expert and where sarcasm runs rampant...sometimes I don’t know who is sincere and who is being an a-hole just for the sake of being an a-hole...
    (And I’m on my 4th glass of wine...)
     
  8. WestyBassBob

    WestyBassBob

    Mar 2, 2020
    It's cool. I don't know much about basses and counterfeit basses. Now if you asked me about counterfeit tennis racquets I could probably tell you about that.

    Looking at it again and comparing it to some other stingrays on the bay I can see what you mean. The bridge is off and that headstock shape too. Also something about the shape of the body doesn't look right. That was really the only thing I noticed at first glance.

    It looks like a lot of people are as ignorant as me. It's got 20 watchers!
     
  9. Garret Graves

    Garret Graves website- ggbassplayer.com Gold Supporting Member

    May 20, 2010
    Arcadia, Ca
    Heres a couple screenshots, to help when the listing disappears
    Screenshot (35).png Screenshot (34).png
     
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  10. You would think that if someone was gonna fake a MM they might at least use the Sterling SUB range. At least they look a bit more like a Stingray than this piece of junk. I hope no one gets ripped off with this.
     
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  11. Low8

    Low8 Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    Wa-wa-wait... HERE?????!!! :smug:

     
  12. This is strange because the seller has 96 Feedback score with nothing negative and has sold quite a few items. Yeah 96 isn't much but he's been an ebayer for 10 years. I'm wondering if he might not know it's fake. Maybe he bought if cheap and figured he's flip it for the going price. It's definitely a DH Gate special.
     
  13. Element Zero

    Element Zero Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2016
    California
    I’d be willing to bet the seller doesn’t know it’s a fake. I mean, their couch has a plastic cover...
     
  14. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music.

    Hmmm...might be someones Grandma out of Council Bluffs.
    Couch.jpg
     
  15. Bajo Clarkko

    Bajo Clarkko

    Aug 9, 2015
    I thought that polio had been eradicated, but judging from that headstock, evidently not.
     
  16. BtaylorTheRogue

    BtaylorTheRogue

    Nov 14, 2016
    Well that's easy, the real ones have strings on em
     
  17. LOL! The written specs don't even match the bass that's in the pictures! :)
     
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  18. 2112

    2112

    Apr 30, 2005
    Yeah, but you can swing the counterfeit ones faster.
     
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  19. brushfirewolf

    brushfirewolf

    Nov 12, 2016
    Maryland
    :roflmao:
     
  20. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    Yessir, fake. Neck looks wrong, but may be the image quality.
    Ask seller if they would mind posting the serial number since they're asking $1,000 it is a reasonable request.
     

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