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Musicman matte black hardware - any experience with it

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 73BLow, Nov 12, 2017.

  1. 73BLow

    73BLow Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2017
    Central MA
    I've been thinking about buying a Stingray 4 and totally opposite of what I would normally choose (natural finish), I am really drawn to the Firemist Purple with matching headstock. It just screams funky to me.

    Anyone have experience with how their matte black hardware holds up? I am guessing it's anodized? Their website doesn't say. If the purple had chrome hardware, I would be completing my order now.

    The sound of the 40th old smoothie may over ride my thought of getting the purple anyway. Just curious about the black hardware.
  2. MD Stingray

    MD Stingray Guest

    Jan 17, 2008
    I got a MM Bongo Stealth - all matte black hardware. Looks/feels great.
    I don't know anything yet on how the matte finish will hold over time, I only got the bass for a couple of months.
    I also have a Stingray 40th Smoothie by the way - different animal due to the positioning of the pole pieces.
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