question about the 1980 stingray

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by vic_6, Jul 3, 2005.

  1. vic_6


    Dec 19, 2004
    Manila, Philippines
    so ive read great things about the pre EB rays. never actually tried one though.

    so my questions is, whats the deal with the '80 ray? cuz ive heard that the later ones right before EB bought musicman, there were a number of lemons. the 76/77 ones are suposedly the holy grail right?

    so whats up with the '80s? the transition from thru body stringing... what else can you tell me about this? any info would be great cuz i might buy one from a friend.

  2. JayAmel

    JayAmel Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Aurillac, France
    All I can say is that i had one, purchased brand new in 1980, and that I was stupid enough to let it go... :bawl:

    Hope this helps,
  3. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    If you like it, it's a good bass. If you don't, it's not. Don't get too hung up on the year it was made. You find a bass that speaks to you, you should buy it.