NBD, Neptune Blue Stingray 5

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Woodsbass, Dec 20, 2014.

  1. So after a horrible 5.5 month wait (it wasn't that bad..my other basses got me through!) I finally got the Neptune Blue PDN Stingray I ordered from L.A. Music. Before I say anything about the bass, I've gotta say that L.A. Music was great to deal with. All the reps I talked to were awesome and very helpful in making sure I got exactly what I wanted and the best price for it. They even gave me a deal when I quoted a lower price from a competitor, making it cheaper from them. I would shop with them in the future for sure! If you're from Canada, check them out (I don't represent the business, just really pleased with the service).

    I've wanted a stingray since I started playing bass, it was my dream bass since the day I first heard Louis Johnson play one. I scoured the local used classifieds and the talkbass classifieds but the exact bass I wanted never showed up. I wanted a Stingray 5 with HS pickup configuration and a rosewood fretboard. After looking for a couple years, I decided to just buy one made the way I wanted it, and when I happened to start looking I found out that there was a special colour available at the time, called neptune blue. After seeing the bass for the first time, I knew that was the one for me.

    Check it out, I think it's one of the most beautiful basses I've seen. I am biased, of course ;)

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  3. Guinness20


    Jan 24, 2013
    Liverpool, UK
    WOW!!! My dream bass right there!
  4. I love it! The HS is a great bass as well.
  5. I always thought they were available with roasted maple fretboard...
  6. They were, but rosewood was still an option if you wanted it!
  7. Nice!
  8. bullie76


    Nov 19, 2014
    She's a beauty.
  9. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    There is a three band four string with the same color and roasted neck at Mojo's Music in Edwardsville, Illinois. It has a mahogany body.
  10. bass10bfb

    bass10bfb Prophet Low End Provider Gold Supporting Member

    May 5, 2011
    Newport, TN.
    Very nice; beautiful bass!! Congrats on getting exactly what you wanted!!! :bassist: :bassist: :bassist: :bassist:
  11. That's my idea of gorgeous.

    Very nice photos also.
  12. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Beautiful bass and man they make the prettiest necks
  13. Stunning! I originally ordered the same in a Bongo but changed my mind for a CR4 EUB.

    Would have loved that Stingray more with a matching headstock. Lovely colour!
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  14. Bot do I love MusicMan stuff and I love the Neptune colour Congrats!
  15. Yeah, the mahogany sounds fantastic. The bass is actually lighter than my 5 string USA jazz, and I think the body wood has something to do with it. I don't have a fancy bathroom scale or anything so not sure on exact weight. But it's not bad!

    Love the neck! There was two options for the neck of this PDN run, flamed maple and bird's eye maple. Unfortunately, it was left up to chance. From the day I ordered I hoped I got the bird's eye, and I lucked out!

    If it wasn't for the bird's eye maple on the headstock I might agree, but I do love how that figuring looks.
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  16. Very nice. I have a Neptune Blue 4H. I love the oiled finished neck. It's real fast. Enjoy.
  17. Goatrope


    Nov 18, 2011
    Sarasota Florida
    Sweet! I just picked up its cousin: A 5 HH in Pacific Blue Burst. I guess we're related now. Congrats!
  18. love the colour, really, really, love that birdeye neck
  19. love that colour, and really, really, love that birdseye neck.