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Japanese made Stingray & Sterling

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by icks, Jan 30, 2003.


  1. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I didn't even know that there were Japanese built SR's. Not bad.
     
  2. ldiezman

    ldiezman

    Jul 11, 2001
    Nashville
    When did this happen? anyone know anything more about these MIJ stingrays????
     
  3. Johnny Alien

    Johnny Alien Supporting Member

    Jan 24, 2003
    Harrisburg, PA, USA
    What about this suggests that these are MIJ??

    They sell imported American products as well as MIJ products don't they???
     
  4. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    If you go further down the list, you'd see MIJ Stingrays that actually have "Ernie Ball Stingray" on the headstock.
     
  5. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Taken from Ishibashi website:

    MUSICMAN StingRay EX-TB [MADE IN JAPAN]

    String-thru bridge for the Japanese version is now available in wide variety of colors. Includes gig bag.

    That's pretty suggestive. :)
     
  6. DarkMazda

    DarkMazda

    Jun 3, 2000
    NJ
    i would definitely want to try to try out one.. those look yuumy!!

    DM
     
  7. icks

    icks

    Jul 12, 2001
    Charleroi, Belgium
    Yes, they produce MIJ ERNIEBALL StingRay n sterling, but it cost quite a bit....

    +-1000 € without tax and without delivery fee....
    their MIA Sr costs 1604€

    here, a mia Sr retail at +- 2500€ .....
     
  8. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    the japans shipped
    is 1,190.26 USD. no that bad.
    i would actually buy this instead of the us. just to have. who else has one?

    steve
     
  9. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I could get a USA for the same $$$ if not cheaper.
     
  10. DarkMazda

    DarkMazda

    Jun 3, 2000
    NJ
    Japan costs alot of $$ when it comes to basses/guitars

    I saw a Sadowsky USA in a japanese bass magazine for 350000 yen.. which is around $3300

    I wonder how much the Sadowsky Tokyos cost in Japan

    DM
     
  11. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    At $2400, they ain't exactly cheap over here in the States!
     
  12. Petebass

    Petebass

    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    We've had a batch of Stingray copies hit the shelves here in Australia that appear to be licensed by Ernie Ball. The brand name is OLP which stands for official Licensed Product (they didn't waste too much time thinking up a brand name, that would be inneficient-sarcasm intended). They're a third the price, look pretty close, so I rushd out to try one. What a waste of time that was. It sounded like a cheap Onyx. Something tells me these are the same ones.....
     
  13. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    a guy over in the dude pit, that is lives over in japan, said that the fret work looked so bad he didn't even try one. he didn't want to cut his hands!
    he said it was like this on the two basses he saw.

    steve
     
  14. icks

    icks

    Jul 12, 2001
    Charleroi, Belgium
    those basses wears ERNIE BALL stingray on the headstock ....

    OLP is also passive basses, here they're actives..
     
  15. Floridabwoy

    Floridabwoy Supporting Member

    Sep 18, 2008
    Jacksonville, Fl
    Thread is 8 years old.. haha.
     
  16. funkgod

    funkgod

    Nov 2, 2003
    uk
    bugger just noticed....wow
    and now iv deleated my message ...Double bugger.
    i give in....
     
  17. cnltb

    cnltb

    May 28, 2005
  18. pudgychef

    pudgychef Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2005
    Chongqing, China
    :)


     
  19. danomite64

    danomite64

    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
    I have (or had) a catalog from around 2001 or 2002 from the Japan EB factory. I was interested because they had string-thru bridges and a few other pre-EB features.....anyway, I'm not surprised the link doesn't work as I was told they shut down years ago.