Does the Musicman Stingray Classic feel just like the originals?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lird12, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. lird12


    Mar 14, 2012
    .. Well... does it? I haven't been fortunate enough to play a vintage stingray
  2. Bassist Jay

    Bassist Jay

    Dec 28, 2009
    Sterling, CO.
    Endorsed by K.B. Guitars, Nordstrand Audio Pickups, Von York Strings and Gallien-Krueger Amps.
    I have only played a few original Music Man basses and in all honesty have not had a lot of playing time on them but from what I remember of the ones I did play briefly, they are very similar to them. I do like the modern Classics more though. The EB/MM company took something very good and went and made it a whole lot better.
  3. lird12


    Mar 14, 2012
    Awesome! Yea I played one and it just felt wonderful, I think I'm going to buy one from GC and play it for 3 weeks and see if I fall more in love with it
  4. Epitaph04

    Epitaph04 Always overcompensating Supporting Member

    Jul 5, 2010
    I believe the neck on the classics is a tad thinner at the nut (not exactly sure if its thinner overall, check MM's website)

    I remember the neck felt a bit more comfortable on the classic, although thats not to say the regular ones have crap necks by any means. Classics also have a poly finish on them, as opposed to the regular ray necks.
  5. lird12


    Mar 14, 2012
    Yeah, does it take a bit of getting used too? I remember feeling a bit slowed down (encumbered, hindered) when playing a Stingray as opposed to others basses..