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I don't remember when I bought my Stingray5

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MattGreer, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. MattGreer


    Jan 27, 2013
    Denver, CO
    Is there a way to tell from the serial number?

    The longer story is that I bought it, but Guitar Center gave me a 4-string to use in the meantime. So I had the 4-string for close to a year and a half before the correct (they configured the bass I wanted wrong, so they had to re-order) bass showed up. So I don't remember when, exactly, I received the bass. I'm thinking 2009, but it may have been 2008? I don't remember...
  2. Post your serial number in the thread on the EBMM forum and they will tell you when it was built
  3. AMp'D.2play


    Feb 12, 2010
    Here's a listing of Stingray 5 serial numbers. Get yours (look on the neckplate) and see where it falls in sequence. It might not give you the exact month & year it was made, but a good ballpark estimate. It could at least narrow it down to the year, as you asked.

    Or, as the poster above mentioned, post your serial # on the EBMM forum and you'll get your answer.
  4. StuartV

    StuartV Finally figuring out what I really like Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2006
    Manassas, VA
    Go to music-man.com and click the link to Contact Us and send an email to their Customer Service with your serial number. They will email you back within a day and tell you everything about your bass.
  5. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    The helpful guy at MM customer service got me the serial date of my Big Al in under an hour.

    10/20/10...almost to the date of my Precision V build.
  6. lpdeluxe

    lpdeluxe Still rockin' Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Deep E Texas
  7. MattGreer


    Jan 27, 2013
    Denver, CO
    Beautiful bass there, lpdeluxe.

    The situation is I'm going to sell or trade the Stingray5, so I'm sure someone is going to ask how old it is. Got a Bongo6, so I'm hoping to trade the Stingray5 straight up for a 4 string but if I have to I'll sell it and buy something.

    At work at the moment so I don't have the s/n handy. Thank you guys for the help!
  8. lpdeluxe

    lpdeluxe Still rockin' Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Deep E Texas
    Thank you.:D