NBD: Purple Sunset

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  1. tb-player

    tb-player Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2019
    The folks in the EBMM Stingray Special club knew this was coming. I blame @LadyLoveStingRay5 for being an enabler. I’ve been looking at this bass for a good long while. This was Sweetwater’s last one, so I nabbed it.

    This is an EBMM Stingray 5 in Purple Sunset. Well under 9lb. It comes in a really nice EBMM/Mono case. The purple fade on this is beautiful. Really striking in person.

    The only negative? No candy!
    I may have to return it. :smug:

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  2. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Wow! A touch flamboyant for my tastes, but if you can pull of the style!!!! wow! :eek:
     
  3. B-Mac

    B-Mac Happiness is a Warm Puppy and a Great Bass Supporting Member

    Wow!:hyper: If you're gonna go Purple, man this is the way to do it!:drool::drool::drool::drool::drool:
     
  4. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Your sales engineer should be ashamed of himself.
     
  5. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    That’s Hawt!! I’d definitely ask for some candy.
     
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  6. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
     
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  7. IPA

    IPA

    May 5, 2010
    South TX
    I don't think people who are trained to call 7 times/email 10 times about a pack of strings are capable of shame
     
  8. LadyLoveStingRay5

    LadyLoveStingRay5

    Jul 17, 2004
    Do how does or sound and play? Is this a worthy replacement for the 30th Anniversary?
     
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  9. tb-player

    tb-player Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2019
    Funny you would call this flamboyant. I originally looked at the special edition Moonbeam SR5 but decided I couldn’t pull it off. So I settled for something more mild. :laugh:

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  10. tb-player

    tb-player Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2019
    He gave me a discount. I’m gonna use that money to buy a couple of 5lb bags of Smarties and Tootsie Rolls and we’ll call it even. :thumbsup:
     
  11. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member

    i'd definitely pursue the candy :laugh: , but i can see how this ax will tide you over --- it's beautiful! --- congratulations on your new instrument! :thumbsup:
     
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  12. MattZilla

    MattZilla

    Jun 26, 2013
    CNY
    I was scared you bought that custom painted Squier for near the asking price.

    That is a beautiful Ray.
     
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  13. B-Mac

    B-Mac Happiness is a Warm Puppy and a Great Bass Supporting Member

    Mmmmm.... Tootsie Rolls..... Mmmmm.....
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    Or Grape Nerds to match the bass?
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  14. What was the over under on you getting a new bass again?
     
  15. J Wilson

    J Wilson Supporting Member

    Congrats, but I'll never understand these Fender style instruments with these gorgeous paint jobs on the body and a natural peghead. It always makes me think of a paint stir stick.

    But that's me. Great bass, the single H, OG StingRay Five, the first five string for most guys, it just works.
     
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  16. tb-player

    tb-player Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2019
    It’s perfect. If the 30th ever falls in my lap, I’m not sure I’d be too quick to let this one go.
     
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  17. tb-player

    tb-player Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2019
    Interesting. I’ve never cared for matching headstocks on Stingrays. That’s more of a boutique thing in my mind. A Stingray, even with a nice paint job, is still a workhorse bass.
     
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  18. Maxi Funkl

    Maxi Funkl

    May 8, 2014
    Earth
    Congratulations sexy bass
     
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  19. Bill Staudt

    Bill Staudt

    Jun 18, 2002
    Nashville TN
    Very cool, I like that a lot! I don’t think I’ve seen that finish before. The person you sell it to is going to be super pleased. Just kidding, enjoy!!
     
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  20. Barticus

    Barticus Supporting Member

    Sep 16, 2017
    Midwest
    That’s nice!
     
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