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SOLD MUSIC MAN 1979 Pre-EB Stingray - "Restored"!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by jtlee, May 5, 2010.


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  1. jtlee

    jtlee

    Mar 2, 2005
    Portland, Oregon
    SOLD!!!

    This is a 1979 Pre-EB Ray - when I got it, it was in bad shape - had been badly refinished, neck was shredded, frets were not level, tuners bent, truss rod nut stripped, etc. So I had Pat Wilkins refinish it - body is aged Olympic White, neck is tinted vintage. New decal, new tortoiseshell pickguard from WD, new Schaller BML tuners, new truss rod nut, new Dunlop straplock pins, new strings retainer. Also received a fret level, new nut and a fresh set of DR Sunbeams. The body, neck, pickup, all plates, bridge and electronics are original (one pot has been swapped).

    Looks and plays like a million bucks but still sounds like a pre-EB should - fat and funky. I've got four pre-EB basses right now and have gotten more and more fond of the skinny necks on my Sabres, so I'm moving this 'Ray. I have the original, Music Man molded hardshell case (very beat up) that I can include or I can include a newer generic case.




    79Olybody1.

    79Olybody2.

    79Olyback.

    79OlyHS1.

    79OlyHS2.

    79Olyheel.

    79Olypot1.

    79Olypre.

    79Olybridge.

    79Olyplate.
     
  2. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :eek:
     
  3. bolombo

    bolombo

    Oct 27, 2007
    EMPIRE STATE
    SCHWEET!!!
     
  4. woodsideh

    woodsideh

    Feb 19, 2009
    Charlotte, NC
    WOW, this is a real beaut............
     
  5. jtlee

    jtlee

    Mar 2, 2005
    Portland, Oregon
    Thanks guys. It was a labor of love - whenever I see a battered, screwed up pre-EB bass, I feel compelled to buy it and nurse it back to health. :)
     
  6. king_biscuit

    king_biscuit Supporting Member

    May 21, 2006
    US
    Very interesting... What does she weigh?
     
  7. jtlee

    jtlee

    Mar 2, 2005
    Portland, Oregon
    I'll get you a weight tomorrow. I took it down to my tech to have the nut slots cut a little bit. It's a lighter one though - around 9.5 lbs (one of my others weighs 12!).
     
  8. Sweet looker!
     
  9. pnut166

    pnut166

    Jun 5, 2008
    alabama
    I`ve got wood.
     
  10. Wow! That's likely to be the most beautiful pre-EB I've seen....
     
  11. Wow! Is that really the same bass? Amazing! Hardly recognize it.
     
  12. jtlee

    jtlee

    Mar 2, 2005
    Portland, Oregon
    Actually this is a different one. The one I bought from you is being kept - redid that one in 2-tone sunburst and keeping it. I'll get you pics of that one next week (getting a new preamp installed).
     

  13. Ah! Yeah that makes more sense :D
    yeah I'm curious to see some pictures!
     
  14. You and Pat Wilkins did a beautiful restoration job on this bass.
     
  15. Akito

    Akito

    Dec 1, 2003
    Spokane
    Pat Wilkins does amazing work! Good job man! I've never owned a ray, and I've always wanted one. Beautiful bass!
     
  16. TheHegemon

    TheHegemon

    Feb 20, 2009
    Amarillo, TX
    Very nice, free bump
     
  17. jtlee

    jtlee

    Mar 2, 2005
    Portland, Oregon
  18. RexNFX79

    RexNFX79

    Jan 12, 2009
    TENNESSEE
    Wow, can I have that?
     
  19. birminghambass

    birminghambass Supporting Member

    Sep 18, 2002
    Birmingham, AL
    Price?
     
  20. Yeah, price?
     

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