Musicman Stingray Club, Part III!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Oct 25, 2011.

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  1. smperry

    smperry Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
  2. madbassplaya


    Dec 28, 2007
    1st one in? :D

  3. Jerry J

    Jerry J Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    P-town, OR
    I'm here but no photos since I'm away from home for work.
  4. The Mouse

    The Mouse

    Jun 2, 2009
    I'm in! My 2 band eq
    camera078. camera077.
  5. Mrfstop


    Jan 26, 2006
    New York
    (Writing this again since it was like near the last post before the thread got kaboshed and ended.)

    Ok, I just almost fell off my desk chair!
    Have you guys seen this new limited edition Classic Stingray?
    they are making a 200 limited run of these.
    They are a pre order scenario, for delivery in mid November-ish?
    The store where I bought my new Big Al are taking orders.
    I temped to sell the house and order one....hahaha!!
    Only a mere $1,939.00 sheckles for one.....OUCH!!!
    ( Ya think the wifey would mind the house gone? )

    Here is some of the dealer info on the bass.
    " They are essentially a Classic 4 in white with gold flake that we call "Gilded White" ( similar to Black Sugar but with white instead of black). The entire neck is Gilded White. They all feature gold hardware and best of all... they're both active and passive! The last knob (closest to the bridge) is a push/pull pot. When it's in the down position the bass is active and the knob doesn't do anything. When you pull the knob up the bass goes passive and that knob acts as a tone knob.

    All of the other Classic features are there ; slab ash body, 2 band EQ, string through bridge with mute kit, truss rod wheel, classic skinny frets, classic skinny nut, classic Music Man decal logo and a 7.5" radius on the neck. "

  6. infamusblkdeath

    infamusblkdeath Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2009
    AMAZING. i don't really care for the white with the pearloid, but it's still a sick ray. what i can't get over is the active/passive though. if only i had money..

  7. Mrfstop


    Jan 26, 2006
    New York
    Yea they are onto something with the push pull knob for active passive...Finally!
    Warwick has used it for years.
    Hope they offer this on other Stingrays besides this limited edition for nearly 2 grand.
  8. keko


    Oct 21, 2011
    Zagreb, Croatia, EU
    Wow, this SR Classic LTD passive/active could be a bestseller if will run in serial production as non LTD model in the future! :bassist:
  9. Paddy


    Apr 19, 2005
    Kent England
    That gold on white thing, though very larry graham, doesn't do a thing for me - i'll be sticking to my 'burst 4 string classic. Not that my opinion should bother anyone! :)

    But the active/passive thing - cooool...
  10. oh !@#$%!, that's a pretty hot classic!! I just about peed myself. lol If the 5-string version had a maple fretboard (to match my current 5HH of course!)........ to quote Van Wilder, I'd be all over it like a fat kid on a cupcake! Whew!

    And holy crap: only 50 4-strings/25 5-strings in the U.S.?!

    That active/passive thing is a nice feature for sure. It's surprising that more builders don't do that. My Stambaugh has that and Carvin's been doing that for a while too.

    #307 for The Mouse, welcome!

  11. Mrfstop


    Jan 26, 2006
    New York
    hahahah well glad ya held it in man....or it would have been a depends moment for ya.
    This is one of those basses ya buy to take out and play once in awhile and admire...Not gig with it and beat it into toothpicks...

    I would love one ...but cannot see me laying down for one. :(
  12. Bassist Jay

    Bassist Jay

    Dec 28, 2009
    Sterling, CO.
    Killer B and Zane Guitars and Basses sales rep, artist rep and endorsed artist.
    Since we started a new thread again, I will post mine in here as well. 2010 Stingray Classic 4H Custom Made Breast Cancer Awareness Bass. My family will forever be in debt to Sterling Ball for his kindness to us in building this bass. With this month being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and my wife now being on the Relay for Life Committee, this month, we have been making plans for the next years relay. If things go the way we are planning, this bass will be used in some pretty big events in the next year. Not only at our local relay but other events as well.



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  13. thomas-k


    Nov 9, 2008
    Grasse, France
    I'm in !

    Was about to pull the trigger on a classic 4, when I found this :

    1990 ray (second part of 1990 : 6 bolts), perfect neck, lots of dings on the body, but I don't care...
    All in all, a classic except it's a top loader and not a string through, with 20 years old wood, and for half the price too...

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  14. Jerry J

    Jerry J Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    P-town, OR
    That is a sweet looking bass, Thomas! Welcome to the club.:bassist:
  15. I agree, I couldn't see myself gigging that Classic either. Same reason I didn't buy a Heritage B15. I'd be afraid to gig with it. I do gig my Stingray occasionally... but never in a bar.

    Jay, thanks for posting that bass again. It's truly a worthy cause and a one-in-a-million bass! Very classy and much respect.

    Thomas, #308 for you! The dings make it sound better, right? ;)

  16. Cory


    May 16, 2004
    That bass smokes!~

    I really like that one......lots!
  17. thisSNsucks

    thisSNsucks Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Yonkers, NY

    My 1978 Ray. I love it!
  18. zackthompson

    zackthompson Endorsing Artist: MJC Ironworks Strings Supporting Member

    Jul 18, 2011
    Virginia Beach
    Here's my baby. She's an all black 2010 EBMM stringray classic, signed by Mr. Wooten (yes i know its not a fodera and getting his autograph on a stingray means nothing, it was a spur of the moment thing)



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  19. Wonderful bass!
  20. I haven't been a member for very long, but this is something I can contribute 2007 EBMM SR5 (I was lucky enough to get this in a trade with Thornton Davis from this forum....)



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