Diamond plated Musicman

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MarkW, Oct 30, 2001.

  1. MarkW


    Oct 31, 2000
    Recently got my stingray back from being customized with a black diamond plate aluminum top and headstock cover..check it out
  2. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    How much does it affect the sound, and how much heavier is it? It's definately eye catching.
  3. W O W

    I've always liked the look of 'Rays... and that my friend, is a great looking Stingray.

    Very original.
  4. melvin


    Apr 28, 2001
    That is truley defines retrognar.

    How much did that cost?
  5. Hmm that looks cool. To me, anyway, I would go with a diamond plate pickguard and some sort of solid color on the body. But thats only me.
  6. Freakapotamus9


    Jun 20, 2001
    i think itd look even sweeter with a white pickguard. sweet custom job!!! how much did it cost???
  7. Gman


    Jan 4, 2000
    Indianapolis, IN
    That's uh...........very unique. :eek:

  8. ldiezman


    Jul 11, 2001
  9. FalsehoodBass


    Jul 22, 2001
    Denver, CO
    hey that's rad.. i thought about the same thing but had the following concerns...
    and if you play w/ a pick, it seems like it would cut up your hand pretty bad.. esp if the diamondplate is sharp... if you played w/ your fingers.. you might rub them against it too, same w/ popping? does it get in the way at all?

    regardless.. it loooks quite nice..
  10. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Erm...You by any chance play heavy metal?

    Sorry, horrible puns are hard to pass up...
  11. Looks sweet, but I PERSONALLY would have not bothered with the headstock.
  12. Cool. Ditto all the questions posted. I wouldn't mind frankensteining a cheap Jazz in such a way also....
  13. MarkW


    Oct 31, 2000
    its aluminum so it really doesnt add any weight...as for the tone it didnt really change if anything it added a little more top end bite(not that a 'ray needs it). plus it covers up the ugly original finish..
    I wouldnt do this mod on my fave bass but I thought it would be fun to do on an extra..total cost was a little over 300 with shipping...
  14. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga

    "this is your bass...this is your bass on the highway"

  15. Cool.

    If I did that I would just have the body and headstock painted black and put a chrome diamond plate pickguard on it. Hmm... Maybe I'll do that to my p-bass now that I have my Ray. How much do you think a custom pickguard made out of the stuff would cost? Where did you get your custom job done?
  16. Mike


    Sep 7, 2000
    Whatever floats your boat, brother. :confused:
  17. Nate Dawg

    Nate Dawg

    Apr 8, 2000
    Denver, CO
    Looks similar to a Martin Stinger that I Diamondplated last year. I paid $50 for it on ebay and another $12 for the plate. Cut it and screwed it on myself (after refinishing the body and neck). Ended up selling it a few weeks ago because I never used it.