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NBD: '78 Music man Stingray

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BlacknWhite, Nov 27, 2017.

  1. BlacknWhite

    BlacknWhite Supporting Member

    Ok actually new bass day was on Friday but I was too excited and played my bass for 3 days. So I didn't stop and snap any decent pics lol. Here are a few shots of my new/old '78 MM Stingray. I LOVE this bass. The tone is incredible and it plays like a dream. Its nice and worn in. You can tell it's had lot's of love and play time over the years!

    20171126_103349. 20171126_103637. 20171126_103821. 20171126_103913. 20171125_170809. 20171124_150116. 20171125_170636.
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  2. two fingers

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

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Yowza! That looks great! The man himself probably had his hands on that one.

    I have always liked that finish on MM and Fender basses. Something old school and cool about it. Totally 70s in the best way possible.
  3. maxschrek

    maxschrek Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2006
    Chattanooga, TN.
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  4. dbbltime


    Oct 5, 2014
    NRH, Texas
    Nice honest Ray, good luck BlacknWhite.
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  5. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    That is something to think about: Leo Fender himself probably worked on this bass.
  6. lowdownthump

    lowdownthump Supporting Member

    Jul 17, 2004
    That thing just screams vintage cool !! Great find.
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  7. Oh man, UR killing me.

    Coulda had one just like it 20+ years ago for a steal of a price compared to now. Same color too; and I'm with @two fingers, I have always liked that color for some reason.
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  8. Crusher47

    Crusher47 Tattoo'ed Freak Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2014
    Fort Worth, TX
    Awesome, simply awesome!! Congrats!
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  9. Wisebass


    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    Hi BlacknWhite :) I think we all can understand that :D


    thanx for posting!!! Happy NBD :hyper::hyper::hyper:


  10. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I actually had an all blond one that I picked up for $250 around 1987, and I traded it in for a Ibáñez that I didn’t keep any time at all! That was an all time bonehead move on my part!:cool:
  11. Vinnie Boombatz

    Vinnie Boombatz Banned

    May 26, 2010
    Well worn, but also well cared for. Great looking bass, and happy you found the one after the bombardment from all of us her in that huge thread! Enjoy it!
  12. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Beeeeautiful! love it!
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  13. Spotify served this up to me the other day when I was playing along for some fun. I was just like "Arrgghhh......I want a Stingray!!!"

  14. Very nice.
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  15. That is sharp! Nice worn in "root beer" finish. I bet it plays like butter. Enjoy!
  16. johnson79


    Jan 8, 2010
    Lancaster, PA
    That's a beauty!
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  17. Tjazz5


    Dec 22, 2015
    Portland Oregon
    Nice I love mine too! 78' StingRay 20160628_210125.
  18. Actually it's Yowsah Yowsah Yowsah... :D

    Nice find. Not a fan of the colour though. Neck and fretboard are surprisingly clean considering its age.
  19. tat2clod


    Nov 19, 2011
    Bloomington IN
    Very nice addition no doubt enjoy.
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  20. bigtone23


    Dec 10, 2014
    Denver, CO
    I have a bandmate with the matching Sabre (which I think is a 78 or 79). Great era of MM!
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