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EBMM StingRay Special Club

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MD-BassPlayer, Jul 17, 2018.

  1. Cesar Vortmann

    Cesar Vortmann

    May 5, 2019
    In your opinion what's the most beautiful headstock in the market and why it's the Stingray 5's?

  2. oldskoolskatedad


    May 18, 2014
    I prefer the Stingray 4 over the 5 but my favorite is a Ric

  3. Strung_Low

    Strung_Low Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2012
    San Franciskee
    Here's my new SR5 HH Special. Last one in this combo with chrome hardware at Bass Central. Its super light on the strap, and is the most comfortable bass ive ever played. The ergonomics are perfect. It took a few days to dial in the setup and to find the right strings. The original b string was garbage so after trying a couple others i ordered some DR low riders and Im getting the sound and feel i like. Id used them on my spector for years so it was like coming home haha.

    Im still getting acquainted w the pup settings, but so far playing at home they all seem pretty useful.. except maybe the solo'd neck pup lol. Not so keen on it yet, but maybe it will work in the mix.. I also have an 06 SR4 H so its been interesting to A/B them. For anyone who wants to know, they do not sound the same. As others may have mentioned, the pups on the special are mellower, but in a sweet way with maybe a fuller and less harsh tone. The difference is subtle tho, it still sounds like a stingray. Anyway, im pretty stoked on this one.



    Heres the 4H.. I call it Butters:))
  4. Strung_Low

    Strung_Low Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2012
    San Franciskee
    That looks great, I love the color combo!
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  5. N4860


    Mar 28, 2017
    Congrats! I really like my HH Stingray Specials. For the solo neck position, try playing with your right hand position. I find that I usually like to play over the bridge pickup, however, with the neck pu solo'd, I really like it when I pluck over the coil that is closest to the neck. It wasn't till I tried plucking there that I found that I really like that pu position. Of course, YMMV
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  6. Strung_Low

    Strung_Low Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2012
    San Franciskee
    Thank you! And thanks for the suggestion, Ill def give that a try.
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  7. ComeHomeShane

    ComeHomeShane Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2016
    Southern California
    huh... fooled me... I did everything short of look under a magnifying glass.

    I'm considering getting luminlay installed. now that I know it's a separate fret board I'm a little nervous about it. Advice?
  8. Stevorebob

    Stevorebob Well... I Am Here, Aren't I? Supporting Member

    Sep 29, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Sorry, I’ve no experience there. Perhaps others might have some insight to share.
  9. Jhalb

    Jhalb Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2018
    St. Louis
    Don’t worry, be happy. I thought mine was one piece also until I watched the video. Great craftsmanship. Jut play and enjoy.
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  10. pineweasel


    Nov 21, 2003
    The SR5 headstock has always looked a bit too big to me. The SR4 is nice and compact (as are the EBMM 4/2 guitar headstocks). I wonder if a 3/2 setup was ever considered for the 5?
  11. oldskoolskatedad


    May 18, 2014
    It may have looked somewhat like this L-1505
    bonin in the boneyard likes this.
  12. N4860


    Mar 28, 2017
    Except without the bonus can/bottle opener.
  13. Moonskunk


    Jul 2, 2017
    I always get the best sound hitting the strings with a quick solid hit and pull away of my my middle finger right up close to the edge of the neck. I have tried the same right over the pickup and can't get the same sound or same tension. To each his own I guess.
  14. Bassclef46


    Feb 1, 2021
    imo if its not a matching headstock then it doesnt even rate

    its hard to argue Rick>>>>everything
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  15. N4860


    Mar 28, 2017
    What about the matching headstock Rays?
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  16. Bassclef46


    Feb 1, 2021
    Matching headstock is a matching headstock. I love pretty much any matching headstock
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  17. byoung93888

    byoung93888 Supporting Member

    Sep 29, 2011
    Asheville, NC
    This isn't matching but I think it rates.
  18. Bassclef46


    Feb 1, 2021
    You are not in competition with my opinion. If you like it that’s what matters
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  19. 2milehighspike

    2milehighspike Supporting Member

    Will these count? image.jpg
  20. N4860


    Mar 28, 2017
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