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Should I?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Optimus Prime, Dec 23, 2001.


  1. Should I buy a Musicman Stingray with Piezopickups that costs 1900:-?
     
  2. old_skool

    old_skool

    Aug 17, 2000
    Milwaukee, WI
    thats sounds like a lot but considering your location im not sure if thats a good deal. im sure there are plenty of people here that will be more of a help.
     
  3. BassMan2000

    BassMan2000

    Sep 27, 2000
    Canada
    1900! Ouch, Unless you absoulty love that Musicman get it. I personally don't like the 5-string Musicman, but thats in my opinion. If I were you I'd take a look at the 55-02 Skyline Lakland, same electronics as the usa ones. I played booth usa and skylines. I really think the Skyline should be like 500+ more seriously.... The bass is so well made its not even funny. I'd take that into consideration.
     
  4. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Is that 1900 Euros, 1900 Krona, or US$1900?

    If it's Krona - JUMP ON IT ;) !

    If it's Euros, it sounds a little high for our local US market, but we don't have your taxes and import duties, either.

    If it's US$, run away!
     
  5. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    If that is US$, and the bass is new, that sounds like a good deal. Oysterman could probably help out in this.

    O-man, are you out there?
     
  6. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Jeff, a piezo 'Ray shouldn't be more than US$1500, should it?
     
  7. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    In Sweden, I would guess that they would be at least $2000. I remember Oysterman saying that a 'Ray 5 was $2000 or $2500, I don't remember exactly. That's why I thought that he might be a good person to answer the question for OP.
     
  8. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Yeoww! I knew they'd be more, but not THAT much more!

    I sure hope they get better deals on Saabs, at least... ;)
     
  9. It's 1900$. Thanks for the help...
    Isn't the 'Ray good? I mean, with the piezo pickups and all?


    I also found a Warwick Thumb bass bolt-on for 2000$. Is that a good deal?
     
  10. I gotta correct myself. The Stingray costs 1650$. Is that better?
     
  11. MM Stringray is way overpriced.. specially in Europe.. :(
     
  12. hujo

    hujo

    Apr 18, 2001
    Stockholm, Sweden
    For a stingray 5 with piezos, 16500 SEK sounds like an OK deal, if it's new. About the thumb - how many strings? I don't know, it's probably a normal price here in Sweden, but personally i think you're paying a bit much for what you get.
     
  13. Bassstud1

    Bassstud1 Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2001
    LaPorte Indiana USA
    I paid $1650.00 for my vintage sunburst MM5 with piezo. Do you get any other options? Special finishes? They are pretty high priced with the piezo.
     
  14. The thumb is a 4 stringer.
     
  15. hujo

    hujo

    Apr 18, 2001
    Stockholm, Sweden
    If it's new, it's a normal price, i suppose. At http://www.jam.se/ there is a used 4-string stingray with piezos for 16900, which should make your 5 string a better deal.