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NBD EBMM Stingray (trans-teal)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by grayn, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. grayn


    Mar 6, 2011
    Got this one from a private seller, yesterday. We met up in a car park. I wore the white carnation.
    Well, deal done and now the newbie is home, with me. I've had a quick, unplugged and plugged, go with it and am very pleased indeed. This baby is a year younger than my Honeyburst Stingray, being made in 2002 and it is in remarkable condition. Even the tuner buttons show little sign of ware. I guess this 11 year old hasn't seen a lot of action. Lucky me then. Unfortunately with the day being very overcast, I couldn't get much in the way of a good photo of this beauty. The trans-teal body is defintely richer
    and darker, than the photos show. The only definite change I'll make is, putting my usual brand of strings on it. And maybe, in the future, I'll put a black-pearl pickguard on. Musicman gear always impresses me and I intend to make the most of this impressive bass.
  2. snyderz

    snyderz Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    I dig them both!
  3. Nice buy. I like them both! :)
  4. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    Years ago I had a Burst just like yours. I slapped a brown tort guard on it and it looked awesome. Unless you're repulsed by tort, you should try it! ;)
  5. BrianToska


    Jan 14, 2013
    Houston, TX
    Those are beautiful basses!
  6. Crabby


    Dec 22, 2004
    Beautiful basses. I love both colors but that Trans Teal is really something! I have a pair of Stingray 4's myself and am just crazy about them.
  7. grayn


    Mar 6, 2011
    That's an excellent idea. Kind of like a jazz bass?
    The PG on the H/Burst is actually cream. The camera's flash turned it white.
  8. snyderz

    snyderz Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    Just for the fun of it, switch the guards on those two.
  9. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    I love those Trans Teal MM's.

    I've got a Honeyburst just like yours as well. I've got a BWB guard on it that looks fantastic.
  10. waynobass


    Feb 27, 2008
    What would that be?

    I once had a teal green Ray that was beauteous. Congrats!
  11. huckleberry1


    Jul 1, 2013
    Mesquite, Texas
    :bassist::Dbeautiful fraternal twins
  12. j.kernodle


    Nov 23, 2008
    Charleston, SC
    you can also get clear guards and both of those finishes look awesome with them.
  13. xroads


    Nov 6, 2012
    Now you have 2 identical basses...you really need to diversify and get a P and J bass.

    Just kiddin' ...enjoy!
  14. eyeballkid


    Jul 19, 2009
    wes virginny
    Really miss my trans teal.
  15. joebar


    Jan 10, 2010
    I would love to find a trans teal SR5/white PU-pearloid/maple neck=holy grail
  16. So nice! I have a much earlier trans teal. It was the very first stingray I ever played and the night after I played it I couldn't sleep! GASed too bad! I went and tried a few other stingrays but they just couldn't match the tone and feel of that one teal ray sitting in the mom and pop shop. 6 months later I had the money and pulled the trigger! So I am a lucky one who can say I own the very first stingray I ever played and the best stingray I've ever played! Enjoy that one!
  17. grayn


    Mar 6, 2011
    I use Elixir Nanoweb. 45-105
  18. grayn


    Mar 6, 2011
    I'm fortunate enough to also own a Warwick Thumb BO4 and two Gordon-Smith Gryphons.

    Luv em all.
  19. blastoff99


    Dec 17, 2011
    SW WA
    Please pardon my ignorance, but what is that eight-string instrument back center?
  20. grayn


    Mar 6, 2011
    It's an Octave Mandolin (mandola). Basically a mandolin with a much longer scale and body size and tuned down one ocatve. That one was made by Fylde of England.