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NBD: 2001 Sting Ray 4 Autumn Redburst Sparkle!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by shrigg, Oct 1, 2013.


  1. shrigg

    shrigg Joy Decision Bassist/BL, AudioKinesis Beta Tester Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Traverse City, MI
    I've been wanting a maple board Ray again. Bought this fine example from Bo Diddley's former bassist.
    He shipped it to me in a beat tolex hardcase that is covered in stickers from touring all over the world, awesome!
    And what a killer color! Just amazing in person. Soon installing a Nordy 2 band pre to try to scratch that pre-EB itch.

    Enjoy!

    Best,
    Darren


    Autumn-Redburst-Stingray-1.

    Autumn-Redburst-Stingray-2.

    Autumn-Redburst-Stingray-3.

    Autumn-Redburst-Stingray-4.

    Autumn-Redburst-Stingray-5.
     
  2. snyderz

    snyderz

    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    Congrats. It's a beauty. Had a 2001 myself.
     
  3. Smallmouth_Bass

    Smallmouth_Bass

    Dec 29, 2005
    Canada
    Congrats! I've always liked that finish.
     
  4. Beauty! Nice score!
     
  5. shrigg

    shrigg Joy Decision Bassist/BL, AudioKinesis Beta Tester Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Traverse City, MI
    Just got a tort pickguard installed... Now we're talking! Managed to get the sparkle to show in the sun for some pics.

    Autumn-Redburst-Stingray.

    Autumn-Redburst-Stingray-7.

    Autumn-Redburst-Stingray-8.
     
  6. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    My FIRST thought when I saw the top pics was "Man, that thing would be GORGEOUS with a different guard." Then you did it. That thing is a really REALLY good looking bass!
     
  7. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    I'm a tort hater, but that works much better than that dark pearloid or whatever it is. I wonder if that was the stock pg or the guy actually chose that. Very nice bass.
     
  8. shrigg

    shrigg Joy Decision Bassist/BL, AudioKinesis Beta Tester Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Traverse City, MI
    Yeah man! I'm not sure if the bass came with that guard but it looked all wrong. As luck would have it a fellow TB'er posted this very guard wanting to trade for the same in black pearl. Thank you, God! :cool:
     
  9. Don 't you love when a deal like that comes together. Enjoy.
     
  10. shrigg

    shrigg Joy Decision Bassist/BL, AudioKinesis Beta Tester Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Traverse City, MI
    Sure do! Also, after buying a Nordy pre-EB style pre I am having second thoughts about going to the 2 band pre. I know the 2 band is supposed to sound "better." But I have the luxury of being able to A/B this bass against my 2003 USA SUB 4 with factory 2 band and the 3 band can get certain sounds that the 2 band can't. ie: mids cranked for finger style funk...
     
  11. redhed

    redhed

    Oct 25, 2009
    Congrats! Man I love those Stingrays!
     
  12. Thundar

    Thundar Living in sin at the Holiday Inn

    My favorite Stingray finish!
     
  13. FWIW I prefer the 2 band pre. Rock on .
     
  14. mattattack187

    mattattack187 Bass Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2012
    Ellsworth, ME
    Great score man.
     
  15. Wally Malone

    Wally Malone

    Mar 9, 2001
    Boulder Creek, CA
    AFM International Representative Endorsing Artist: Accugroove Cabinets & MJC Ironworks Strings
    The new pickguard looks great Darren. I'm pretty sure the other was original since I saw a bass with the same finish that sold on ebay and had the same guard.

    Wally
     
  16. Wally Malone

    Wally Malone

    Mar 9, 2001
    Boulder Creek, CA
    AFM International Representative Endorsing Artist: Accugroove Cabinets & MJC Ironworks Strings
    Your photos look great. Me not being a good photographer I had trouble taming the sparkle finish.

    Wally
     
  17. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Congrats. Beautiful bass.
     
  18. shrigg

    shrigg Joy Decision Bassist/BL, AudioKinesis Beta Tester Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Traverse City, MI
    Thanks Wally, nice to hear from you! Yes that finish is a real challenge to photograph... Photos don't really do it justice but I tried. :cool:
     
  19. Shedua511

    Shedua511

    Apr 6, 2013
    Oslo, Norway
    Agent for Scandinavian countries: Stick Enterprises Inc.
    I would love to see a pic of the case. Great looking bass!
     
  20. sainzPB

    sainzPB

    Oct 20, 2013
    beautiful, amazing color
     

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