I did it... ordered a stingray...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FalsehoodBass, Oct 24, 2001.

  1. FalsehoodBass


    Jul 22, 2001
    Denver, CO
    ordered my stingray 5 today... im giddy
    incase it matters here are the specs

    trans blue
    maple fretboard
    matching headstock
    black pearloid pg

    now i have to wait for it to be made.. anybody have an idea on how long i'm going to have to wait for it?
  2. It will seem like longer than it really is...
    I would like to tell that it will be worth the wait, but since I have absolutely no patience, I couldn't wait. I took a floor model and "settled" for what color they had. ;)
  3. oooh, that's gonna be a beauty!

    welcome to the club.

    when i bought my 1st stingray i wanted a specific colour and i was told there's a 6 month waiting list - that's in the uk tho. i gave yup after a month and just had the best colour they could get at short notice - trans red.

    i think it'll be the longest wiat of your life!
  4. snyderz


    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    Hi FB,
    I've heard that about 4 months is the average. Congrats on the new bass. Let us know if it comes sooner.
  5. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    Hey Man,

    I just finished the special order process with Ernie Ball on a 'Ray 5. Ordered the bass in mid-June, got it in October. Mine is quite similar to yours except without the matching headstock and I got trans. purple, otherwise black moto guard, maple neck and piezo. A real dream bass for me. Bet yours will be for you, too! Congrats.
  6. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Congrats, I'm interested in a fretless 5 w/piezo myself. Let us know when you get it!
  7. Mike


    Sep 7, 2000
    Great purchase and a great bass. MM's grunt like no other, even though I sold mine (the avatar.) I'll probably get another some time.
  8. FalsehoodBass


    Jul 22, 2001
    Denver, CO
    including tax i have to pay $1450... is this a good price, considering the extra p/u and all?
  9. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    Pretty good, yeah. Riksmusic.com might have saved you a few bucks but you did OK.
  10. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    Congrats man!
    And Excellent choices btw...
  11. CaracasBass


    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    3 months at least....
  12. rickreyn

    rickreyn Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2000
    Lutz, Florida
    I hope this bass meets your needs for a long long time, because it won't fetch anywhere near the $1450 if you decide to sell it.
  13. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    Actually, 'Ray 5's hold their value rather well. It's not unusual to see one in near mint condition go for a grand and even more on ebay. Considering what other basses go for new and their resale value (try getting even half of new price on an Alembic sometime), I'd say these basses are among the better ones where resale is concerned.

    Keep in mind that this price is for the upgraded pickguard, matching headstock AND piezo bridge p/u, all extra price options.
  14. rickreyn

    rickreyn Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2000
    Lutz, Florida
    but I haven't truly tested the market with my Stingray. Mine was bought new at $1,250. I hope I get a grand if and when I sell it. It hasn't been the same since 9/11/01.
  15. well they are made in SLO and you live in santa barbara, so you could go to the factory and pick it up, pretty fast, ... i wanna get a job their durring the summer, sanding or something, that'd be fun.
  16. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    Here's the one I just got that took me 4 months from order to delivery. A very sweet bass!
  17. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    lovely bass, but i personally can't stand those pickguard... i prefer classic ones.;)
  18. lo-end


    Jun 15, 2001
    nice stingray5, boogiebass. But you all should have gotten them from basscentral ;)
  19. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    Nope. Bass Central's quote was $150 more than Rik's Music. I've yet to see anybody beat Rik's.