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My new stingray 5 HH

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pickles, Jan 18, 2006.


  1. pickles

    pickles Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    And its a buttercream, baby! :hyper: The bass so nice I bought two. Actually the twins do sound a bit different even acoustically, so I do believe I'm going to keep both. The sterling with the smaller body is a little more resonant and sweet, the stingray 5 with the bigger body has more lows and a more forceful tone.

    IMO, not only are the buttercreams the most beautiful MM basses ever, they also seem to have been given a bit of extra juju at the factory. Maybe I'm imagining things, but these are the sweetest EBMM basses I've ever played!

    I think this 5HH is going to cause me to be posting some for sale ads ... for a number of reasons :ninja:

    Thanks phunkypants for selling me the sterling and getting me hooked up on EBMM's drug.
     
  2. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Even though I currently do not have one, I am a Stingray lover. I know you are enjoying the heck out of what you've got. Post some soound clips if you can, Pickles.:bassist:
     
  3. bovinehost

    bovinehost

    Dec 5, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball Music Man/Sterling By Music Man
    You're my kind of girl.

    Jack
     
  4. jongor

    jongor Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2003
    Maine
    Where'd you get the SR5 HH?
     
  5. pickles

    pickles Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    I'll try to record some this weekend.
     
  6. VJP

    VJP Supporting Member

    Jun 25, 2001
    NJ
    That is sweet !!! Not to hijack, but I got it's little brother, a Stingray 4 HH buttercreme, I think from the same place. I love it and a 5 HH is definitely in my future. Enjoy those.
     
  7. pickles

    pickles Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    BassNW.
     
  8. Mike

    Mike

    Sep 7, 2000
    Cali
    Beautiful. The 5 is hot but the Sterling is just killin' me! If you ever get exhausted with it, pickles, just let your buddy here in the East end know. ;) He'll be there with cash in hand.
     
  9. pickles

    pickles Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    Roger that. It may happen eventually, but I'll hang on to it as long as I can (financially).
     
  10. AndreasH

    AndreasH

    Apr 8, 2005
    Sweden
    A Stringray 5 with EADGC tuning is on my GAS list :rolleyes:
     
  11. mrpackerguy

    mrpackerguy Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Beautiful. And that buttercream is a limited edition color, too.
     
  12. pickles

    pickles Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    Yup, no longer available for order ... 2005 only.

    They are being tight lipped about how many got made, but from what I can tell it sounds like there were about 50 of them made with two pickups ... spread out across the different models ... so there are probably less than 10 of these 5HHs in this color :bassist:

    It may be a big time collectable ... but I'm going to PLAY it.
     
  13. bovinehost

    bovinehost

    Dec 5, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball Music Man/Sterling By Music Man
    It probably will be, and you definitely should.

    Congrats again!

    Jack
     
  14. pickles

    pickles Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    Thanks man. I know it'll only get better and better with some playing time.
     
  15. bovinehost

    bovinehost

    Dec 5, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball Music Man/Sterling By Music Man
    I'm jealous. One of those - an HH SR5 - is very high on my list of things I must have to survive in this modern world.

    Post a review once you've lived with it a while.
     
  16. pickles

    pickles Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    Will do. I try not to post reviews too soon ... since I always love whatever bass I just picked up.
     
  17. bovinehost

    bovinehost

    Dec 5, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball Music Man/Sterling By Music Man
    Ah, the honeymoon phase...that's why I said 'once you've lived with it a while'.

    The good ones get better, don't they?