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l o o o o o o n g scale bass!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pilotjones, Mar 26, 2002.

  1. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
  2. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    Wow! That bass is over a third of a mile long. Cool.
  3. Jeez... and I thought Carl Thompson's 38" scale basses were long.
  4. JayAmel

    JayAmel Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Carcassonne, France
    Should be of interest to JT, for his 471 note bass project :D

    (just kidding, John...)

    All the best,
  5. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    I wonder if that required graphi... oops... carbon fiber reinforcement in the neck?!
  6. i find it harder to play my 34" fretless TRB than i do to play my 36" overwater. Give em a chance, their nice when you touch thyem right :)

  7. I don't know if they removed it, but it don't see it mention scale length.
  8. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    The name of the item is 2000' Musicman Stingray 5.

    I didn't see it for a minute either.

  9. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    it says "2000' Musicman Stingray 5." ' meaning foot.
  10. oh, I feel stoopid right now.
  11. John Davis

    John Davis Guest

    Mar 27, 2001
    Houston, Texas
    lol....I guess... :-\

    I just thought it meant a Stringray build in the year 2000.
  12. Jiimy


    Mar 3, 2002
    Athens AL, USA
  13. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    Played it back when it was close to $3000. Killer bass, and I didn't even realize it was 36" until I read it on their website (and I OWNED a 36" for a while). It plays deceptively well, and it HAS to be seen to be believed. Absolutely beautiful. Sounds pretty cool, too.
  14. hum.. what scale is that bass supposed to be??
  15. Bigwan


    Feb 22, 2002
    Ballymena (hey)
    I remember the guys at the gallery in London talking about a helicopter pilot from South Africa who ordered a 41.5" scale Sei Flamboyant from them - the main body and neck wood was wenge and he had to have his strings custom made. He apparently had to buy 25 sets at once as that was the smallest run that rotosound would do! Bet it sounds huge though! There's a pic of it at www.seibass.co.uk in the flamboyant gallery...Oh and it only has an 18mm string spacing (just in case the Spacing police are listening!!!)


  16. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    Man, those Sie basses are beautiful!
    Whoever plays that 41.5" scale must have really long arms, or play it upright, I would think.

    The "joke" for whoever missed it, was the auction title- "2000' Musicman Stingray" - as in two thousand foot.

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