Is this a good deal on Stingray 4 bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dudaronamous, Nov 20, 2005.

  1. Dudaronamous

    Dudaronamous Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2005
    Bothell, WA
    Picked up a new Stingray 4 bass copperhead bronze with washed copper pickguard today at GC for $799 (no case). Seems like a previous thread mentioned these as item shown at 2004 NAMM show and only GC ordered them (?). Seem like a good deal to you TB'ers?
  2. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Good deal. For any new stingray, thats a good deal.
  3. dangnewt

    dangnewt Veteran Dispenser Supporting Member

    Jun 6, 2003
    MetroWest Boston
    The Natick Mass. GC had that bass for $979 this weekend. Looks like a good deal to me. Congrats.
  4. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    For $799 for a new Stingray, I'd go for it. You rarely find them used at that good price. But keep in mind, a used one in this range usually has a case. Still a great deal.
  5. bovinehost


    Dec 5, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball Music Man/Sterling By Music Man
    I'm a dealer, and I'd buy that.

    But just because it's GC, I'd jump up and down and complain until they gave me the case, because you KNOW it came with one.
  6. Folmeister

    Folmeister Knowledge is Good - Emile Faber Supporting Member

    May 7, 2003
    Tomball, Texas
    I really like that color combination. I almost snagged the Sterling version a while ago. Plus, the price is great. Enjoy!
  7. seansbrew

    seansbrew Supporting Member

    Oct 23, 2000
    Mesa AZ.
  8. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Here's the color if you're wondering:

  9. Dudaronamous

    Dudaronamous Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2005
    Bothell, WA
    Thanks for all the reassurance! It's only my 3rd bass in 30 years, and the first brand new one.

    You really think they'd do it? I guess I didn't negotiate hard enough. The price was $799 two weeks ago, then it was $1199 when I went in yesterday. I said "I guess I missed out on that deal" and he said yeah too bad. Then the asst mgr came by and I mentioned it and he said "I'll do that price for you today-we want to move those basses" (there were 2 of them). I ended up getting a gig bag for $29 instead of $39, and that's the cheapest deal I've seen on a 'Ray so I figured it was fair...

    Don't have any yet. Looks just like the 5'er photo above, only a 4 string. Rosewood board, maple headstock (but no pickup switch).

  10. That is unacceptable! You need to catch up w/the rest of us. :p