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Quintessential Stingray Color?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by WillCO, Dec 5, 2005.


  1. WillCO

    WillCO An ounce of perception, a pound of obscure.

    Mar 9, 2005
    Denver, nee Austin
    Myself, whenever I think of a Stingray, I think of a natural finish with a black pickguard.

    What do you think is the most popular, or "standard" MM color combo?
     
  2. Black.
     
  3. FeelTheGroove

    FeelTheGroove

    Dec 2, 2005
    I got a serious hard-on for the Sunburst with black pickguard and maple fingerboard.
     
  4. Simball

    Simball

    Mar 26, 2005
    Portland, Oregon
    Black! :bassist:
     
  5. Natural and Black came to mind first, so there ya go.
     
  6. the goose2005

    the goose2005

    Dec 3, 2005
    Alberta
    Metallic Candy Apple Red with white " Mother of Pearl " pick gaurd

    OMG ! I have one just like it ! :eek: :D
     
  7. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    I totally agree, but I love the burnt apple color. Shame it was discontinued.
     
  8. Fawkes007

    Fawkes007

    Sep 13, 2005
    SF Bay Area
    My first one was one of the worst...that brown/walnut transparent laquer that chipped off if you sneezed the wrong way while playing it.

    But my current one...black! It's SOOOOO cool! Classic EB color.

    Pre EB- probably the sunburst with the black pickguard and the white pickup and a maple board.
     
  9. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    San Antonio
    Ash/Maple with a black PG
     
  10. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    black/black/maple
     
  11. msquared

    msquared

    Sep 19, 2004
    Kansas City
    When I think of a Stingray, I always think of Tony Levin peach.

    And my trans blue burst fiver. But that doesn't exactly count.
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  12. syciprider

    syciprider Banned

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire
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  13. Smallequestrian

    Smallequestrian Rock and/or Roll Supporting Member

    Jul 6, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Beta Tester: Source Audio
    Metal Flake Brown, Metal Flake Green, or maybe Lavender Pearl...
    On second thought Black on Black.
     
  14. CamMcIntyre

    CamMcIntyre

    Jun 6, 2000
    USA
    Some sort of Burst or a brighter color is what i think of. E.g. either a burst, orange or reddish color.

    Maple Board though.
     
  15. ster

    ster

    Oct 18, 2003
    New Jersey
    Definitely natural ash/black pg/maple neck.
    No question..
    IMHO
     
  16. xcental34x

    xcental34x

    Feb 28, 2003
    Memphrica, TN
    I always think Translucent Teal, just because the name "Stingray" reminds me of that finish so much.
     
  17. Fretless5verfan

    Fretless5verfan Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2002
    Philadelphia
    I think tort guard on tobacco burst with RW FB, but that's just my love of tobacco burst talkin :p :D
     
  18. adouglas

    adouglas

    Jun 23, 2003
    Bridgeport, CT
    Black/black or natural/tort.

    The coolest color, though (just because it's so rude) is the one on Tony Levin's Barbie 5.

    It was intended to be salmon, but somebody made the observation that it's exactly the color of Barbie flesh. Pink.

    The name stuck, and the color got discontinued.

    I saw TL in Kingston in October, and the darned thing really is pink.

    What's cool about it is under stage lighting, it NEVER looks pink.

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  19. greg

    greg

    Jun 1, 2004
    Austin,Tx
    I always think of black with white or black pickguard.
    My favorite color was either blue dawn or burnt apple, but they got discontinued which kinda sucks.
     
  20. Ray-man

    Ray-man Guest

    Sep 10, 2005
    I had a 1980 Natural finish with maple board and black guard. Very sweet. Now I have a honeyburst with maple board and tort guard. Also a sweet combination.

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