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Short scale Stingray!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BIGEJ2, Jan 24, 2019.


  1. alaskaleftybass

    alaskaleftybass Will Hanbury, Jr. Supporting Member

    Mar 21, 2012
    Sitka, Alaska
    MM being more flexible than Fender, and more attentive to customer requests, I'm hoping will release a lefty version. There is no 30" Fender lefty available.
     
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  2. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Some nice Music Man colors at the show.
     
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  3. FunkyEel

    FunkyEel

    Dec 29, 2018
    Portland, Oregon
    Hmm. That EBMM bass made for Joe Dart also is passive. Wonder if it's the same pickup.
     
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  4. Bassist Jay

    Bassist Jay

    Dec 28, 2009
    Sterling, CO.
    Endorsed by K.B. Guitars, Nordstrand Audio Pickups, Von York Strings and Gallien-Krueger Amps.
    So the Caprice and Cutlass basses got axed for 2019? That’s a bummer. I liked them but they weren’t worth $2k or more. I even thought they were to high priced when they initially were released.

    I know a short scale bass had been mentioned on their forum in the past and I think Sterling said they were working with St. Vincent on building a short scale bass but I thought they had said it would be a St. Vincent short scale bass, not a Stingray. If the St. Vincent short scale bass is no longer going to be a thing, I would almost bet they decided to make the Stingray their short scale option because the Stingray is their most popular bass.

    If it’s also priced at $2k or more, that may be why they limited the number. If they can’t even sell 100 of them or it takes quite a while, then I wonder if that means they won’t do a mass produced model later?

    Like someone else said, Nordstrand is also releasing a short scale bass. I am hearing it will sell for almost 1/3 of the cost of a short scale Music Man Stingray. Granted, it will be built in China, most likely, and not here in America but if I had to choose between the 2 basses, I would choose the Nordstrand. With everything that I have seen as options on those basses, you will get a lot more versatility out of them

    If the Platinum Room Guitar Center closest to me gets a short scale Stingray in stock, it will be interesting to check out and see how it compares to a standard Stingray or whatever it is that they call the new, redesigned Stingrays that came out in 2018.
     
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  5. Now, that's pretty cool! I like that a lot :)
     
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  6. amper

    amper

    Dec 4, 2002
    US
    They are not looking to capture the budget market with this model. This is aimed at all the aging bass players who have discovered the easy handling of short scale basses. I expect the pricing to be in line with their other professional level instruments.
     
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  7. howlin

    howlin

    Nov 15, 2008
    I'm Not There
    The St. Vincent is/was to be 32" making it a medium scale bass FWIW.
     
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  8. ale_vanlager

    ale_vanlager Supporting Member

    Jun 30, 2004
    Frederick, MD
    also, no more Sterling HS.... sad
     
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  9. okcrum

    okcrum in your chest

    Oct 5, 2009
    Verde Valley, AZ
    RIP Dark Horse strings
    Keep an eye out for an old Hagstrom I or II bass, or a Kent (made by Hagstrom). They come up relatively often and are inexpensive for a 1960s instrument. They have the Fender-style headstock.
     
  10. groooooove

    groooooove Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    i'm really happy short scale is becoming more popular on modern basses.

    looks killer!

    can't wait to see/hear what happens with these.
     
  11. BIGEJ2

    BIGEJ2 Supporting Member

    Jul 29, 2009
    Happy Valley, PA
    Yeah, I’m digging that blue bongo.
     
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  12. cnltb

    cnltb

    May 28, 2005
    A passive stingray?!
    At last!!

    Well...I am interested.

    But wait...passive bass boost?!?!
     
  13. Axstar

    Axstar SUSPENDED

    Jul 8, 2016
    East of Eden.
    A passive bass boost is impossible. In passive circuits you can only attenuate frequencies. It might be that, in un-boosted mode, there is some sort of tricksy passive band-pass circuitry that bleeds off bass frequencies and the 'boost' simply puts them back.

    A few early Gibson and Guild basses had a switch that many call a 'bass boost', but in all cases this simply removed a passive HPF from the circuit; sometimes in conjunction with additional circuitry that bled off high frequencies.

    My only other thoughts are that they could put a 'stealth' pickup down at the end of the neck, and the boost circuit simply dumps this in series with the bridge pickup. This would increase output and low frequency response, but radically change the tone of the bass.
     
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  14. That is one attractive bass
     
  15. 5 String PLEASE!
     
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  16. shaggy45

    shaggy45 Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2009
    Georgia
    Could always build a stingray preamp pedal and use it first in the chain. Won’t be the same but probably good enough.
     
  17. My kids' college educations can wait...
     
  18. Jscriv

    Jscriv

    Feb 3, 2017
    Tonawanda NY
    I wonder what the price point will be
     
  19. GregC

    GregC Johnny and Joe Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    Chicago
    $2K, see page 3.
     
  20. Jscriv

    Jscriv

    Feb 3, 2017
    Tonawanda NY
    Thank you sir
     

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