Is this Stingray fake??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Roberto123, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. Roberto123

    Roberto123 Guest

    Apr 13, 2012
  2. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
    Looks real enough...
  3. BioDriver

    BioDriver A Cinderella story

    Aug 29, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Seems fine to me. Why not call them and ask?
  4. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol

    A music shop that sells a bass at its regular price with pictures on a regular site.
    WHat makes you think it could be fake?
  5. danielfnj96

    danielfnj96 Guest

    Jan 29, 2012
    NJ, USA
    i don know man ive never seen a ray with those colors its probably just me but i wouldn't buy it, also the battery compartment looks wrong for a ray. just check the serial number it'll say it all
  6. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
    The battery compartment look remarkably similar to the one on mine. Is my Ray a fake?
  7. arsie

    arsie Guest

    Jan 19, 2011
    It's just you. How should the battery cover look?
  8. bassinplace


    Dec 1, 2008
    I'm no expert, but I've got a Stingray and it looks just like mine. No way to tell from a photo, though.
  9. It looks real to me...
  10. The bass seems alright, to me...

    I never bought anything personally from that store but I do know people who have bought guitars from them and had no problems whatsoever. They are a reputable brick and mortar store, I doubt they would gain much by trying to screw people by advertising and selling fakes. Of course that doesn't mean you shouldn't do your research and try to confirm the authenticity..
  11. sawzalot

    sawzalot Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2007
    If you look on the Welcome to the Ernie Ball Music Man Company website, it's got one of the stock color/pickguard combinations. It looks totally legit to me.

  12. niki z

    niki z Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2011
    Nashville, TN
    looks real, my newer Ray (post 2000) has that battery holder, the older ones have a removable plate.
  13. sl57


    Mar 9, 2012
    Springfield Mo
    Everything looks good to me also. I have a black one almost identical. I like the transparent red color also. Very nice !!

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  14. Flaked Beans

    Flaked Beans

    Sep 9, 2005

    Is there a reason why you're doubting it? That bass looks legit to me.

    Here is my 2000 vintage sunburst EB MM:



  15. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    Westchester, NY
    Looks fine to me. I'm guessing it's a late 90's early 00's 3 band SR4 with the non compensated nut.

    The battery compartment is identical to all of the Ray's I've owned.
  16. Marton


    Sep 20, 2005
    One of my friend bought a bass from this seller some time ago and everything went fine. And no, its Geddy Lee is not a fake one.
  17. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

    I would say almost 100% chance it is real.