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second hand stingray / is THIS really a problem ?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by gregolak, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. gregolak


    Jun 19, 2007

    first time I post here >>> hello everybody !

    I am currently looking for a stingray, I think I may have found it, but... it has this small thing on the rear plate... It seems to be nothing, but I would like to be sure, this is much money... Do you think I should worry ?

    Thank you for your advices !

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  2. Akami

    Akami Four on the floor Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2005
    Looks like the chrome is bubbled up but I wouldn't let that bother me.

    How do you like the bass itself?
  3. I wouldn't worry at all, it just adds character to the bass (I.M.O) :)
  4. gregolak


    Jun 19, 2007
    I am dreaming of a stingray, I love the sound, the design, the color of that one !
  5. gregolak


    Jun 19, 2007
    Thanks for your answers.

    However I am still (a little bit) anxious...
    Have you ever seen such a thing ?
    Could it "hide" something more serious ?
  6. I don't think it's a problem. It's certainly not going to effects the way the bass plays, and nobody looks at the back of the neck joint so looks aren't really an issue.
  7. WarriorJoe7

    WarriorJoe7 Inactive

    Mar 12, 2004
    Syracuse, NY
    As long as it plays fine now I don't think the neck plate will hide any issues...
  8. Robert B

    Robert B Somewhere under the rainbow Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    Rittman, OH, USA
    I seems to me nothing more than cosmetic. I see no way it can affect the integrity, sound or playability of the bass. I wouldn't worry about it.
  9. 73jbass

    73jbass Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2004
    Yep,that's chrome that didn't adhere to the plate.I see a lot of that.No worries,buy the bass and enjoy it.
  10. gregolak


    Jun 19, 2007
    ok thanks for all your answers, I'll buy it ! :)
  11. saxnbass


    Mar 9, 2006
    Nashville, TN
    See my response on the EBMM forum. :D

    Oh, and buying it is a smart move. Mind me asking how much you're paying for it? (PM me, don't post it)
  12. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    If it really bothers you, just order a new one from EBMM customer service. They probably aren't too expensive at all...
  13. Machines


    Dec 1, 2005
    Birmingham, UK
    Moderator: basschat.co.uk
    They might ask you to send the original back - I am under the impression they don't sell spares without receiving the faulty item. I suspect this is to prevent people making knock offs.

    I could of course be totally wrong.
  14. gregolak


    Jun 19, 2007
    Anyway, I just wanted to be sure this couldn't be a real mechanical issue... It is just "estetic" , and I dont' care about the "look" of the rear of my bass !!
  15. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Yeah, there no issues to worry about. It's simply chrome that didn't adhere to the metal, nothing more...it happens.

    While it is unfortunate that the chrome is bubbling, there might not be anything EBMM can do about a replacement, since the serial number is stamped on that plate, and I don't think they stamp those plates in-house.
  16. Kubs


    Jul 26, 2006
    its good argument to get lower price :) nothing to bother this part is absolute changeable and has not to do with sound or quality of bass :) only problem if you will to change it is as was said serial number
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