Purchased an older used stingray 4 today :)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jeffrey A-Bomb, Feb 8, 2003.

  1. Jeffrey A-Bomb

    Jeffrey A-Bomb Drink Coffee & Destroy Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2000
    Silver Spring, MD
    Wow, I'm in aww at this stingray I picked up at guitar center today for only $699! It's basically mint and is either early 90's or late 80's (has the string mute bridge). It is transparent teal, has a 3 band eq and a nicely aged birdseye maple neck :)The tone is beautiful and this is my dream bass :) Two thumbs up! :eek: This is an estimate of how it looks from the ernieball site. Only differences are the bridge mutes and a slightly darker maple for the neck and fingerboard:


    <img src="http://www.ernieball.com/musicman/instrument_images/large/110/110-51-10-01.jpg">
  2. i love that color, good going.
  3. Chuck M

    Chuck M Supporting Member

    May 2, 2000
    San Antonio, Texas
    Looks just like mine except mine has a rosewood fingerboard. Great basses. Congratulations.

  4. Jeffrey A-Bomb

    Jeffrey A-Bomb Drink Coffee & Destroy Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2000
    Silver Spring, MD
    I got my date info from Ernie Ball and they say it was "born" on 7-28-92 hehe.. I like their terminology :) Anyway, it's about the date I expected and I'm still funkin' it up. 'Rays rule! :bassist: :bassist: :bassist:
  5. Nice score, Infect. Welcome to the Stingray family.

    Ain't nothin' like a 'Ray.

    Mike :cool:
  6. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    If you want to know when your bass was made, loosten up the strings and the neck / body screws on the steel backing plate. Then gently tilt the butt end of the neck out of the body joint and you will see a date stamp which was put there at the factory. The date represents the date the bass was assembled into the instrument it is.

    If you'd prefer not to screw around with your bass, you can always email the Ernie Ball customer service dept and give them the serial number of your bass, and they will get right back to you with the date. You'll find a direct link to them on the Ernie Ball MusicMan website.

    Either way, good luck and welcome to the ever growing StingRay fraternity of owners.