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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Arson-o, Mar 31, 2020.
Ernie Ball Music Man Mike Herrera StingRay Bass
Pickup wired directly to jack (like his original). So the Dart model is really much more versatile.
But it has three knobs!
It's cool but 2500 for a bass with a pickup wired straight to the jack? What are standard stingrays going for these days?
Around $400 less for a StingRay Special I think. I guess they're charging a premium for the fact that it's an artist model with special colour and pickguard, because you actually get less than a stock StingRay. If this (or the Joe Dart style) is what I really wanted, I'd just buy a much cheaper SBMM and then mod it. But these artist models are still pretty neat for people who really like the artists and can afford to pay the premium price.
It is a cool looking bass and for the fans it's awesome. Color me sticker shocked!
If my ticket wins the $70 million jackpot in the Lotto Max draw tonight then I'm going to be buying a couple of the basses in The Vault... but more than likely, I'll just keep dreaming about it
Good for him, they seem like decent guys, big personal achievement. It's not a bass for me, I love the colour, but so much the pickguard, and I'd at least rather have an active/passive switch to go straight to jack as an option for that price.
I was wondering who'd buy this, but I suppose the people who grew up listening to MxPx (not a band I love but I'm of a similar era) are all grown up & have the disposable income now. Hmm.
You can see him playing a special (not his sig) here:
MxPx was one of my first favorite bands. It looks great! but probably not for me at that price range. If it was a SBMM, then I'd probably be all over it
Across the IDL right now, it's April 1. Just sayin'.
I can dig it. Not a hard thing to DIY, but how many artists out there actually have fairly boring signature instruments?
And it has a plastic cover for the battery! What a nice way to signal the cost cutting measures of an instrument that EB wants to charge $2500 for. Yet another reason why I've stayed away from Music Man ever since Ernie Ball took over.
Fixed it for you
I love MxPx, Mike was one of my biggest inspirations growing up. He's the biggest reason I have 2 Stingrays.
I wouldn't pay $2500 for this though.
To me, if it’s legit just wired straight to jack but all the pots and preamp are still there. It’s trivial to wire it back to a normal 2band. You could get an alternate pickguard, too and get it in an awesome color.
But mainly, I agree that it may be an April Fools joke.
Oh goody, paying more for less
Dumb question, is it passive, or is the battery still in play? What's the point of a passive Sting Ray?
Not a bass, and no dummy knobs. Stephen Egerton is one heck of a nice guy and deserves this signature model.
Ernie Ball Music Man Stephen Egerton StingRay Guitar
This one is interesting in that it still uses the old body and hardware. The dummy knobs and battery box are a nice touch. Gives it that "authentic" look. MxPx under the Tooth & Nail label was also my first exposure to Punk.
It would be fun to count how many people make snide comments over the knobs and battery box but then defend their relics.
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