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Fake Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jojobean39, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. I saw this in a pawn shop today and I am curious to it's authenticity. I'm actually rather convinced it was a fake, but I never saw any good pics that would help people, so I figured I would throw the thread up. Maybe someone can tell me if my suspicions are correct.

    It actually plays REALLY nicely. But it's light. I've only owned a Bongo before, but I have played a few Stingrays in the past. They were all pretty dang heavy. This bass is light. I didn't plug it in, as I didn't have time.

    I'll tell you the things that were suspect to me:

    1. Unevenish string spacing.


    2. Bad neck/body joint.


    3. No serial number.


    4. The body is a two piece but it seems like an odd joint. Maybe I am wrong.


    5. Funny looking headstock???



    6. Shady bridge???



    Input wanted please.


  2. yeah, looks like an OLP or rondo knockoff with some printer magic going on
  3. totally fake
  4. Bobster


    Mar 27, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Stingrays have a six-bolt neck. That's definitely not a Stingray bridge either. As the other's have said, definite fake. The angle closer to the body (behind the G tuner) is wrong as well.

  5. Coldmilk


    Jun 13, 2011
    San Diego
    Does that sticker in the last pic on the bass say $99 or 599? If it plays good, for $99 that wouldn't be too bad of a deal.
  6. msb


    Jul 3, 2002
    Halifax,N,S. Canada
    Bad fake .
  7. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya Looking for a gig around East Islip, NY!

    Jan 13, 2008
    Long Island, NY.
    Totally a fake.
  8. msb


    Jul 3, 2002
    Halifax,N,S. Canada
    ... But I'm curious about that upright for $349.
  9. $599. I'd have bought it for $99.
  10. mmbongo

    mmbongo Dilly Dilly! Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Looks like a cheap knockoff of a fake Stingray.
  11. also, the intonation is off...i wouldn't offer a penny over $592.47
  12. JimB52

    JimB52 User Supporting Member

    May 24, 2007
    East Coast
    That is horrible.
  13. João Bourgard

    João Bourgard

    Jan 21, 2010
    if it plays good... buy it
  14. niki z

    niki z Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2011
    Nashville, TN
    I own 2...total fake.
  15. king_biscuit

    king_biscuit Supporting Member

    May 21, 2006
    LOL! Thanks for posting that.
  16. msb


    Jul 3, 2002
    Halifax,N,S. Canada
    Grab that upright !

    someone has no idea what they are worth ...
  17. Glad everyone confirmed it. Thanks guys. It does feel really nice. It's not for me though, it's for my friends who are visiting from Ireland. I went by and looked at it for them.

    It's actually a cello, not an upright. It seems nice actually, but I don't know anything about them. It's old though. It has a "serviced" sticker in it from 1967.
  18. arsie


    Jan 19, 2011
    It probably says $3499. We can only see 34.
  19. bolophonic


    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    I wondered why this didn't become a thread about buying an upright bass for $349. OP, where is this shop again?

    [EDIT: read the rest of the thread. New question, has anyone ever used a cello as a shortscale bass?]
  20. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    Owner: BassStringsOnline.com
    That's a cello yo!

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