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NBD: My first Stingray! Guitar Center clearance.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by sourcehill, Feb 19, 2018.

  1. Yes

  2. Nope

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  1. sourcehill


    Jan 12, 2010

    Walked into GC to get strings. Left with this. $1199 plus tax out the door. I’ve been a Fender guy my whole life. Do you think it’s worth keeping for the price? Or could I have done better buying used?
  2. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist

    Mar 24, 2010
    Nice, they had a brand new musicman caprice in Pasadena for that price yesterday too
    Novarocker and lowdownthump like this.
  3. lowdownthump


    Jul 17, 2004
    Great price new!! Great color!! Great basses!!
    You did good !!
    Enjoy !!
    Is that mint green or powder blue?
    SJan3 and REMBO like this.
  4. 2cooltoolz

    2cooltoolz Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Lake Conroe, TX
    Should have bought two!!
  5. sourcehill


    Jan 12, 2010
    The Guitar Center slip lists it as mint green. I thought it was powder blue. Lol. Not sure...

    Is there an easy way to find the manufacture date?

    Thanks everyone! Very excited!
    REMBO likes this.
  6. murmur70


    May 3, 2017
    If you go to the EBMM company forums, you can give them you SN and they will give you the manufacture date and such.
  7. arbiterusa


    Sep 24, 2015
    San Diego, CA
    The “worth it” question I can’t answer as that’s pretty subjective. And it’s both fretted and a maple neck, which are not my things. That being said, that’s a damn fine bass by any standard and if I woke up one day and found one gift wrapped at the foot of the bed I wouldn’t consider selling it. Would probably start hunting real hard for an EB fretless rosewood neck for it so I could live out my lifelong dream of failing to be as cool as Tony Levin.
    tonym, jchrisk1, SJan3 and 2 others like this.
  8. brocco


    Feb 27, 2010
    That is a great bass, new or used a great price .
    joebar, Helix and lowdownthump like this.
  9. Phlipper


    Feb 5, 2013
    Fayetteville, NC
    Endorsing Artist: Old SS Peavey Lead Sleds and Peavey tube amps
    I'm an Ibanez guy but I like the Sting Rays and I LOVE that mint/maple combo.
    Spidey2112 likes this.
  10. Badwater


    Jan 12, 2017
    Good deal for the clearance. Used would have saved about 25 to 30%. With used, there is no warranty. And being the original owner is better if you plan to sell it later.

    So... how do you like the sound and playability? Worth it?
  11. sourcehill


    Jan 12, 2010
    Plays soooo nice and loving the flexibility of the sound. Beafcake.
  12. alack


    Nov 20, 2000
    Done real good!
  13. el jeffe bass

    el jeffe bass

    Nov 22, 2013
    New Mexico
    Beautiful bass, enjoy
  14. Tori2013


    Aug 28, 2015
    Well, it's still a Fender you know?
  15. They were a special run in 2016 for GC. Mint green finish with tinted neck
    Mantis Tobaggan and lowdownthump like this.
  16. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
    Beautiful Stingray, great price, Congrats!
    lowdownthump likes this.
  17. MobileHolmes

    MobileHolmes I used to be BassoP

    Nov 4, 2006
    You got a new one for about what a used one costs. Good score!
  18. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    who cares? it's yours now...yay! the bass looks like a player to me. congratulations on your new instrument! :thumbsup:
  19. maplenecked


    Dec 1, 2017
    Sweetness congrats, love that tinted maple neck
    lowdownthump likes this.
  20. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    That's a beauty congrats and I would keep it.
    SJan3 likes this.

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