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Musicman Bass - Need opinions

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Frankie Star, Sep 25, 2013.


  1. Frankie Star

    Frankie Star

    Mar 13, 2011
    Vancouver
    hi guys,

    I have an opportunity to purchase a 2008 Musicman Stingray in a metal-flake grey finish.

    Its beautiful but I've never seen that finish before.

    The price is incredible at $750 which makes me wonder - is it really a US made Stingray?

    Anyone out there seen this finish or know anything about this model. I don't want to pass up a great deal.
    Im normally a fan of passive electronics and am a Fender man, but if i were to own an active bass, I think the Musicman would be it, Ive always like the build of their basses.

    Any feedback would be appreciated.

    FS
     
  2. Tunaman

    Tunaman

    Dec 26, 2004
    Boston
    pics
     
  3. I just bought an SR5--my first MM bass. It just arrived so I'll be trying it out tonight but I agree they are very well built instruments.
     
  4. Twangster101

    Twangster101 You gonna pull them pistols or whistle Dixie?

    Aug 6, 2012
    South Mississippi
    I'm a Fender man too but I bought a 2013 Stingray Classic just because I loved the way it looked. Bought it online before playing it. When I got it I didn't like the sound at all. It seemed too hot for lack of better word. It had rounds on it when I got it. I was going to sell it but I decided to try some flats on it before I sold it. I put a set of TI's on it and I love it now. Still a Fender P guy though.
     
  5. huckleberry1

    huckleberry1

    Jul 1, 2013
    Mesquite, Texas
    student
    The Musicman Sledge is metal flake gray and has 4 knobs
     
  6. Frankie Star

    Frankie Star

    Mar 13, 2011
    Vancouver
    how do I post pics? I can't figure it out?!?
     
  7. Frankie Star

    Frankie Star

    Mar 13, 2011
    Vancouver
    I think that's what it is, has 4 knobs - thoughts?
     
  8. you might just need to lower the pickup. I had to lower mine significantly when I got my MM.

    To the OP, what does it say on the front and back of the headstock?
     
  9. JimB52

    JimB52 User Supporting Member

    May 24, 2007
    East Coast
    The 2008 Musicman Stingray came in several colors that might fit your description - Egyptian Smoke, Graphite Pearl, or Sapphire Black. I think the third one is the most common.

    Egyptian Smoke
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    Graphite Pearl
    SR4GP005.

    Sapphire Black
    [​IMG]
     
  10. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist

    Apr 7, 2005
    Sutton, MA
    Get the serial # and contact EBMM customer service. They'll tell you if it's legit.
     
  11. Frankie Star

    Frankie Star

    Mar 13, 2011
    Vancouver
    How do you post pics? I can't seem to do that?!?

    It looks like that one
     
  12. Twangster101

    Twangster101 You gonna pull them pistols or whistle Dixie?

    Aug 6, 2012
    South Mississippi
    Thanks , Ill try that.
     
  13. StuartV

    StuartV Finally figuring out what I really like Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2006
    Manassas, VA
    +1

    Email via their website. Unlike some other major manufacturers, EBMM is pretty darn responsive to customer emails.
     
  14. Runnerman

    Runnerman Registered Bass Player Supporting Member

    Mar 14, 2011
    Sounds like it could be one of the original SUB's
    Get a headstock picture to be sure.
     

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