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is this "custom shop stingray" fake ?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ialma, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. ialma

    ialma Supporting Member

    Jul 1, 2006
    South Italy
    Never heard of a custom shop Stingray before, so I think it's a fake but you never know.
    Thanks everyone.



  2. Doctor J

    Doctor J

    Dec 23, 2005
    They don't have a custom shop, I thought? Fake. Fake as time-travelling cheese.
  3. With the multitude of options available in a sense all MM could be viewed as custom shop .
  4. solderjunkie


    Jan 27, 2008
    Nashville TN
    Wrong headstock shape, wrong decals, wrong trussrod adjustment, wrong bridge, wrong pickup shape, cheap hardware...
  5. mokl


    Mar 2, 2006
    lol at the pickup!
  6. smcd


    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    Wow, glaring fake!
  7. snyderz

    snyderz Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    At least he polished it up for the sale.
  8. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg Keyboards
    Ernie Ball does not have a Custom Shop. Nice attempt at faking it though. I'm sure some unsuspecting buyer will end up with it.
  9. Maxdusty


    Mar 9, 2012
    Michigan USA
    Fake - truss rod adjustment is not where it should be. Looks like one of the Made in China clones, Maestro I think- with Ernie Ball decals.
  10. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    The headstock looks more like a Fender (or a knockoff) than a EBMM headstock.

    The pickup is also weird. Ditto the truss rod access.
  11. smcd


    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
  12. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    There's no time-traveling cheese?

    I am SO getting in touch with PayPal!
  13. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

  14. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    Very fake
  15. The only one-of-a-kind custom option I see on that bass is those custom one-off fingerprints.
  16. You can upgrade to an Ebony fretboard for $30.
  17. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

  18. The Bass Clef

    The Bass Clef Formerly "thebrian" Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    That thing's so fake, China's gonna sue him.
  19. Justice


    May 24, 2002
    Houston TX.
    How does it smell?