Just bought a MM Stingray 5 Roasted neck, what to expect?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bchamorro, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. bchamorro


    Nov 13, 2007
    Miami, Florida
    I just bought this MM Stingray 5 HH maple roasted neck. I've never played a one with roasted neck before and what's also new to me is the finished neck. I'm afraid the neck might be a little sticky, but I hope I'm wrong because it's a great looking bass :) I'm used to the standard unfinished neck.



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  2. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Inactive

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
    Bummer typo- i wanted to see what a "Roadster" 5 string neck was all about!
  3. bchamorro


    Nov 13, 2007
    Miami, Florida
    I meant roasted lol!
  4. Tunaman


    Dec 26, 2004
    Darker... warmer, less high end sheen, bit heavy. TOP notch construction
  5. jlepre


    Nov 12, 2007
    Cedar Knolls, NJ
    I personally don't care for the finished neck myself. I much prefer the satin feel myself. Too sticky
  6. Looks really nice, enjoy it!
  7. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis

    Dec 11, 1999
    I have a BFR Big Al-5 SSS (see my avatar) with a lacquered high gloss Roasted Maple Neck and I love it. I personal preference is for high gloss finished necks.

  8. Titania


    Aug 17, 2012
    Shirley, MA
    I have one of the new Sabres with that same neck, and it's a dream to play. Like TD, my personal preference is for high gloss finished necks, too. I don't really like the feel of unfinished necks.
  9. joel the bass player

    joel the bass player Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2000
    Omaha, NE
    That is a dream Stingray right there. Soooooo nice.
  10. Marial

    Marial weapons-grade plum

    Apr 8, 2011
    Beautiful bass.
  11. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    First off, your new bass is freakin' gorgeous. Congrats!

    That being said, me and that bass would have a date with some sandpaper. It's yours. If you end up loving everything else about is and can't stand that finish, TAKE IT OFF. Forget about "collector value" or keeping it "all original". It is a tool. Use it however you like.

    I hope you love it as is. But if you don't, TURN it into something you love.
  12. gorgeous. if you want to sand the neck go for it, it's urs. don't let the bedroom players and all their "rules" here on tb dictate what you do with your money and your toys.
  13. Tonegasm


    Mar 22, 2010
    Expect fun.
  14. bongostealth

    bongostealth Supporting Member

    Jun 3, 2011
    Atlanta, GA
    That thing is stunning! Congratulations! That neck is the bomb!
  15. ncapone


    Nov 17, 2010
    What's the deal with everyone's issue on stickiness? I don't feel it's sticky at all.
  16. fcoda


    Jan 23, 2002
    Great looking bass ....if you played it before buying , what was your thought about the neck finish at that time.
  17. /\/\3phist0

    /\/\3phist0 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) mmm Woody! DHDIK? Sweet Treets. Supporting Member

    when you have sweaty, well lotioned hands gloss is sticky, until you get really sweaty... also a "dirty" glossed neck feels sticky.
    Dry hands no issues..

    ALSO i tend to use automotive wax (lightly) on the back of my gloss necks to keep them silky schmuve....
  18. georgestrings

    georgestrings Inactive

    Nov 5, 2005
    Was going to post something similar...

    - georgestrings
  19. I have the same bass in the Honeyburst finish. I don't have any problems with the finish but I always keep my hands clean and wipe the neck with guitar polish if it starts getting sticky from dirt or grime.
    It's a great sounding player for sure.
  20. Try as I might, I just can't keep my hands dry when I play - and we have a lot of extended 7-12 minute tunes - so I can't wipe them often enough to keep them dry.

    Always take the necks down to satin if they are not already. Otherwise I skid a bit and my playing can suffer.

    That's just me. Sweaty hands.