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Stingray 5-String-Is this legit?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Cantstandsya, Dec 2, 2001.

  1. Cantstandsya


    Jul 27, 2001
    Fontana, CA
    I called on an ad for a Stingray 5.The guy said he bought the bass new in 78(as a 4 string) and later took it to G&L and had it converted to a Five.He also said that all they did was change the nut,bridge and pickup.Is this possible using the same neck?Wouldn't the spacing be a little tight?Opinions?(oh yeah, he only wants $300 for it)
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    It's possible, but it ruined the bass IMO.
    The spacing will be incredibly tight.

    Take a look at it and try to get the original pickup, nut and bridge, maybe you can undo the mod.
  3. Cantstandsya


    Jul 27, 2001
    Fontana, CA
    What about the extra tuning key?
  4. malthumb


    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    I don't know what replacement necks are available for Stingrays, but if you get the original bridge, pickup and nut with the bass for $300, it might be worth looking into replacement necks.