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Does this EBMM bass exist?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by No Coast Rider, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. I've been playing a lot of Stingrays llately at the shops and decided what I want, I just don't know if it exists. I like the 2 band EQ and bridge with the built in mutes on the Classic Ray, but I prefer the unfinished necks and contoured bodies of the standard Rays. To top it off I'd prefer the neck width of a Sterling/SLO Special. Is there anyway for me to obtain a bass like this?

    I could suck it up and deal with the slab body on a classic, but I HATE the gloss finish on the neck, unplayable IMO, especially next to the oil finished necks.
  2. Selta


    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    Is there a way? Sure. From EBMM? Nope.
    The easiest route I can see you getting what you want is a Stingray SLO, and buy a bridge w/ mutes and the 2 band EQ somewhere, somehow (good luck on either, let alone both).

    If the major issue is just the finished neck, then you could always have that gloss taken off.

    Either way, you ruin the resell of it. But you'd have more or less what you want.
  3. TBassEurope


    Feb 24, 2008
    The earliest Classic Rays had an unfinished neck, laquered & figured necks were available as an upgrade before getting standard in the classic series some weeks later. There is one for sale in Germany, have a look at geba-online.de
    But I would suggest getting a SLO Special with a 2-Band-EQ. So you'll be missing the mutes only. It is a lot faster putting a peace of foam under the strings beneath the bridge than adjusting all the 4 or 5 screws of the muting pads.
  4. I'm in a similar position. I decided on building a Warmoth P bass and making it into as much of a Stingray as possible, but I slapped on a Tele neck.
  5. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    If you can find a 93-95 Ray with 2eq, you can have the unfinished neck and mute bridge.
    The only thing you cannot have is the 1.5" neck as that's a relatively new feature for EBMM.

  6. +1 this is your best route. You can order an SLO neck Ray with 2 band EQ in whatever colour you like with whatever fretboard wood you wish (from maple, rosewood or pau ferro fretless) - you will not get the strings through/mute bridge though. You can buy an aftermarket mute kit called just a mute which are meant to be good, or just put foam rubber between the strings and body.