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New SR5 fretless....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mark Reccord, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. Mark Reccord

    Mark Reccord Supporting Member

    I walked into my local MM dealer just after Christmas and they had a new shipment of various Stingrays and Stingray 5s. I was really in the market for a 4-string 'Ray so I played all of the ones they had and none of them really did it for me. I spied the fretless SR5 and basically took it off the rack on a whim.... Well, I played it and found that I couldn't put it down. It just felt right, so I put it on layaway, figuring I'd pay it off in 6 or 7 months. I walked into the shop on saturday and they had a big sale on. One of the specials was 6 months no interest financing... So I jumped on that and took it home. I'm super stoked about it, though I need to do some woodshedding to get my intonation up to scratch.

    Now I have 2 SR5s.... :D

    The fretless


    And a picture of both of them

  2. lpdeluxe

    lpdeluxe Still rockin'

    Nov 22, 2004
    Deep E Texas
    Gorgeous! Someday, when I learn to really play the bass (only been at it since '81) I'll buy a fretless SR5. Love the natural finish...MM seems to do that better than anybody else.
  3. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Outstanding. Congrats :)
  4. Eggman


    Dec 3, 2004
    Denver, Colorado
    Cool. Now get a tort pickguard!!!
  5. msquared


    Sep 19, 2004
    Kansas City
    Gorgeous. I've been seriously eyeing SR5 fretlesses lately.
  6. mynan


    Nov 7, 2007
    Grand Haven, MI
    +1...you definitely need to tort that thing.
  7. Congrats! That's a beauty of a FB.
  8. Mark Reccord

    Mark Reccord Supporting Member

    Thanks guys. I'm really digging it. If I had ordered one, I think I would have gotten an unlined board, but I'm not complaining.:p

    Way ahead of you on the tort thing. Got one on order. However, the plain black is beginning to grow on me.....

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