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SOLD Stingray 5 LE with Nordy upgrades and active/passive switch

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by BigRedBassPlayer, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. BigRedBassPlayer

    BigRedBassPlayer Supporting Member

    I’ve gone back and forth on selling or trading. I’ve decided to sell as there are a couple basses I’m looking at going with.

    The only possible trade is a partial one.

    Trace Elliot Transit B pedal
    Or maybe a very good lightweight combo or single cab and head.

    This is the chance to own a one of a kind Ray!!

    It’s well worth it with everything that was put into it.

    I have here a beautiful 2005 Limited Edition Stingray 5 in butterscotch. The mods were done professionally. Just check out the upgrades this has! Nordy pre with Nordy Bigman pickups. On top of that it’s an active/passive Ray!

    This is from the previous owner:

    I've got a 2005 MM Stingray 5 HH LTD.

    I sent it to Carey Nordstrand who had Mo put in 2 BigMan p/us and a 3 way Nordy pre.

    Has pickup blend, VTC, 5 way coil select, sweepable mids, high/low boost. No routing was done

    The pickups are the Nordstrand BigMan's - the bigman - Nordstrand Pickups

    Pre is 3 way from Nordstrand - 3b preamp - Nordstrand Pickups

    I wanted more versatility from the bass and Carey and Mo suggested these.

    It has pickup blend as well as the 5 way coil selector. It also has a passive/active switch and sweepable mids. It has tone control for passive as well.

    If you call Nordstrand and talk to Mo, he'll remember everything he did.

    The bass has WAY more low end than a regular MM, but you can dial in the traditional tone as well as single out the back p/u for that signature MM sound.

    But it also allows for a WAY smoother MM sound when you don't want it to be so mid-honking.

    Bass is absolutely mint.

    It has the OHSC with the blue protective tape on the latches. Rosewood board and it plays like a dream.

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    Last edited: Apr 10, 2018
  2. BigRedBassPlayer

    BigRedBassPlayer Supporting Member

    Here’s some more photos from the previous owner.

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    willsellout likes this.
  3. Are the original electronics gone?
  4. BigRedBassPlayer

    BigRedBassPlayer Supporting Member

    Here’s a picture of the original electronics.

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  5. chris lykins

    chris lykins

    Dec 4, 2004
    phoenix az
    How much does she way?
  6. BigRedBassPlayer

    BigRedBassPlayer Supporting Member

    According to the previous owner it’s around 10. I can say it doesn’t seem that heavy.
  7. I guess my question was if the original electronics are available would you consider selling them separately or are they going with the bass?
  8. BigRedBassPlayer

    BigRedBassPlayer Supporting Member

    I would have to think on that. I may prefer to keep them with the bass to give more value. But, things may change.
  9. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Sweet bass from a good dude :)
    BigRedBassPlayer likes this.
  10. Reviresco

    Reviresco "Spread hope like fire." Supporting Member

    Jun 5, 2011
    New England
    Great TB’er here! Sweet bass too! GLWTS!
    BigRedBassPlayer likes this.
  11. murphy


    May 5, 2004
    Toronto, Canada
    I put Norsdtrand Alnico pickups and MM preamp in one of my SR5vers.......Just want to give a big thumbs up for the great sound
    BigRedBassPlayer likes this.
  12. I'm still interested in the Music man electronics if you want to sell them seperate
  13. BigRedBassPlayer

    BigRedBassPlayer Supporting Member

    I’ll keep that in mind. As of now I’m keeping them together. If someone doesn’t want them then I’ll be hitting you up.
  14. phillipkregg

    phillipkregg Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2010
    Nashville, TN
    With all that Nordy stuff in it, I bet this sounds even better than a stock Stringray (and this is coming from a Stingray fan).
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  15. BigRedBassPlayer

    BigRedBassPlayer Supporting Member

    It has the best of both worlds. On top of that it also switches between passive and active. My dream Ray.
  16. BigRedBassPlayer

    BigRedBassPlayer Supporting Member

    Make an offer!
  17. Bigturd72

    Bigturd72 Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2018
    Jamestown, NC
    I have an american elite dimension vHH 2017. Mint. Only played in a studio.
  18. Bigturd72

    Bigturd72 Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2018
    Jamestown, NC
    I have a fender elite dimension 5 HH. 2017.
    Only played in a studio a few times. Mint.
  19. BassTank84

    BassTank84 Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2013
    Sidney, OH 45365
  20. Bigturd72

    Bigturd72 Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2018
    Jamestown, NC
    Interested in a maruszczyk jake 5 a?

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