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Musicman Stingray Club, Part IV!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Nov 25, 2012.

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  1. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

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

    Jerry J Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    P-town, OR
    Yea! Part 4 of more Stingray goodness.
  3. Bassist Jay

    Bassist Jay

    Dec 28, 2009
    Sterling, CO.
    So do you have to re-up every time a new thread starts? I know my number will still be the same. Here are my Stingrays.

    The first is my 2010 Stingray 4 Classic that is the Breast Cancer Awareness Bass made for me after my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. It is now used to help raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research. The next is my 2009 Stingray 4H that I bought new last year.


  4. Mrfstop


    Jan 26, 2006
    New York
    Cool ......new thread...new reason to post pics of my Rays :)
    Here are the two left.
    Had 6 others not long ago that were awesome also.
    Wish I could have kept them all!
    Here are the last two survivors :)







  5. MarkusBass


    Feb 24, 2008
    California Coast
    Graphic Designer: Lakland
    Nice Dan! Here's it's close twin!





  6. Mrfstop


    Jan 26, 2006
    New York
    Ahhhhh the twins!
    Well minus 1/2 a pickup at least...lol :)

    Beautiful Ray ya scored there man...congrats! :)
  7. MarkusBass


    Feb 24, 2008
    California Coast
    Graphic Designer: Lakland
    Thanks! You too...I can actually say, "Nice pair" :)
  8. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    My only StingRay in my arsenal, a killer '78.

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  9. MarkusBass


    Feb 24, 2008
    California Coast
    Graphic Designer: Lakland
    Love the cream!
  10. Nice '78!

    My 2011 SLO Special

  11. Stunning Bass love it!
  12. Mrfstop


    Jan 26, 2006
    New York
    Thanks...They are the creme that rose to the top of my stingray group over time.
    The two left standing.
    Would be nearly impossible short of disaster to see myself letting go of these two. :bassist:

  13. jphovercraft


    Oct 21, 2012
    "God save the cream!" A beauty ...
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  14. jphovercraft


    Oct 21, 2012
    Speaking of cream ... I took the plunge for this last weekend ...

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  15. Sten


    Nov 18, 2001
    A killer shot and a Stingray to kill for!
  16. blackybasser


    Feb 15, 2010
    My beloved Stingray5 made in 1999!

  17. msh26


    Aug 4, 2012


    That neck and headstock is gorgeous. Love the wood on the headstock and I really like the matte finish on the neck.

    Is that a special version? I'm a noob so forgive me if I should be more aware.
  18. Mrfstop


    Jan 26, 2006
    New York
    Hey thanks!
    This is a 2009 "BFR" ( Ball Family Reserve ) Stingray.
    Color is Ice Blue, with blue swirl pickguard.

    The neck is solid rosewood, rather than the usual maple.
    They keep the headstock natural rosewood and finish it glossy....
    The give the neck a natural smooth hand rubbed oil/wax finish.
    The neck is like glass and plays amazingly!!!

    They did not make many of these, so it is not common to find one out there in the used marketplace.
    I found mine as brand new old stock at a music store EBMM Dealer in Nashville online. Never displayed or played!

    My friend Markus just bought the "twin" of this one...you can see pics here in this thread of his...his is an HS version of mine.

    Hope this helps answer your question :) Thanks again.
  19. superdick2112

    superdick2112 Mile High Bassist Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2010
    The Centennial State
    May I have a number please? Here is my Stingray in factory red sparkle. She came with a black pearl 'guard, & I swapped it for one white pearl.

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  20. mizedog


    Feb 12, 2008
    Beautiful basses!

    I've got a 20th anniversary model. It was the last new one Guitar Center had in stock. Had them ship it from Chicago to Orange County back before they did that kind of thing. Survived a house fire (plane landed in the house) where I lost two other basses, two SVTs, all the band's gear.

    I don't know if I have a pic.

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