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Musicman in GC today.............wow!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by DWBass, Dec 7, 2018.


  1. Glad I haven’t tried one of these SR5 specials yet...I’d have to buy one!
     
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  2. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Which GC?

    Riis
     
  3. murphy

    murphy

    May 5, 2004
    Toronto, Canada
    Is the option of chrome hardware offered?
     
  4. lowdownthump

    lowdownthump Supporting Member

    Jul 17, 2004
    Two of the best basses that I’ve ever owned. See my avatar.
    Here you go.
    Official Musicman Caprice/Cutlass Club!
     
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  5. lowdownthump

    lowdownthump Supporting Member

    Jul 17, 2004
    Yes on certain models. Ebony fingerboards get black hardware . So do certain finishes with rosewood fingerboards. Chrome hardware comes with maple fingerboards and certain finishes with rosewood fingerboards.
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2018
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  6. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    VB
     
  7. lowdownthump

    lowdownthump Supporting Member

    Jul 17, 2004
    Looking forward to seeing pics of the black pickguard installed. That teal is a fabulous color.
     
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  8. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Thanks! A lightweight EBMM is an oddity so a looksey may be in order. I'll assume it's in the bass section next to Bigfoot and the magic rainbow unicorn.

    Riis
     
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  9. It's around 4 hours to Virginia Beach for me, but I'm on my way now!
     
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  10. fakeneckplate'65

    fakeneckplate'65 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2014
    Columbus, OH
    What?
     
  11. dbsfgyd1

    dbsfgyd1

    Jun 11, 2012
    Richmond , Va
    Still using my anchor....lol... dang tightwad that I am....
     
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  12. Stranger Danger

    Stranger Danger Feel Like A Stranger Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Texas
    Not really. I brought one back. They drilled the truss rod off center. Never saw that before.

    What he was saying is that these new Stingrays are the finest production line basses ever made. Not to be confused with a run of the mill, dime a dozen instrument and they are priced accordingly. You can get McDonald’s or Ruth’s Chris but you shouldn’t compare them.
     
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  13. Stranger Danger

    Stranger Danger Feel Like A Stranger Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Texas
    It’s actually the main point of the new series along with neo pickups and an 18 volt preamp.
     
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  14. Stranger Danger

    Stranger Danger Feel Like A Stranger Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Texas
    I have the 4HH version since they first came out this summer. It’s simply the best instrument I’ve ever played or owned. It’s definitely worth every penny. No question about it.
     
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  15. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Dude, I'm still amazed at how light that thing was!! Amazing!
     
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  16. Stevorebob

    Stevorebob Well... I Am Here, Aren't I? Supporting Member

    Sep 29, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Chrome is standard. Black comes with some configurations.
     
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  17. Turbo Sparky

    Turbo Sparky Supporting Member

    May 14, 2018
    South Eastern U.S.
    Yep. They're that good. My 2018 4HH Special has relegated my other 2 Stingrays to "back-ups," and I still love them dearly. IMO the 2018 Specials are the amp that "goes to 11." Definitely worth the wait, weight, sound, AND price point(s).
     
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  18. Stevorebob

    Stevorebob Well... I Am Here, Aren't I? Supporting Member

    Sep 29, 2011
    Los Angeles
    The StingRay Specials are in the 8-9lb. Region, some less some more. They’re not the 11lb monsters of the past
     
  19. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Might stop by after chores this morning...although I despise the VB GC. The entire bass section is the size of a handicapped bathroom stall (sans "Baby Changing Station").

    BTW, the changing station is a total rip-off. If your stick your child on the shelf and slam it shut, you get the same kid back although somewhat bruised.

    Sidenote: thanks for the comments on the new lighter-weight EBMM's as the weight has always been a deterrent.


    Riis
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2018
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  20. Stranger Danger

    Stranger Danger Feel Like A Stranger Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Texas
    Maybe on the 5. Not so on the 4
     

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