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stingray help! (GAS prob)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ghostjs, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. ghostjs


    Aug 14, 2008
    Unofficially Endorsing: D'Addario, Lakland
    ive been having GAS for a Stingray... no not an OLP.

    so i had a few options:


    new original Stingray for $1400
    used original Stingray (hard to find in FL) for $900-1000
    used Stingray SUB for around $500 (someone help me what it is about?)
    new Sterling by MM RAY34 $650

    so what should i do???
    im thinking either the Sterling MM RAY34 or the used Stingray
  2. I'm thinking the new Sterling Ray might be worth a shot...the initial rollout might be very good, and the company is clearly commited to the brand. In the meantime, I have the Ibanez ATK, which I only use occasionally but like its MM style growl.
  3. D Rokk

    D Rokk Banned

    Feb 19, 2009
    Delta Quadrant
    i just bought a sub because frankly it played better and felt bettter than any stingray (used or new) i've played
  4. ghostjs


    Aug 14, 2008
    Unofficially Endorsing: D'Addario, Lakland
    whats the difference between the SUB and the regular??
  5. Ephminus


    Nov 6, 2008
    If I were in your shoes I would be looking at the used Stingrays.
    In fact the same goes for any basses you might be looking for.
    The fact is once you buy a new bass and take it home it's considered used and the resale value is in the toilet instantly.

    If you buy new, your only option if you don't like it is hoping that the retailer will give you a return or a straight up trade for something else.

    If you do get a used Stingray and you don't like it, all you have to do is resell it and chances are you will end up breaking even.
    At least you know what a fair price is for your potentially used Stingray.

    You really can't go wrong with a used Stingray. They are famous for a reason.
    I'll never get rid of mine.

    Go with what you are REALLY gassing for.

    By the way...I've seen Stingrays going for as little as $600.00 to $700.00
    There was a baby blue Stingray at the Sam Ash by me going for $750.00 a few weeks ago.
    If I had the cash I would have bought it myself.
    Just keep hunting.
  6. MichaelThomas


    Mar 24, 2009

    The new lower priced ones? I would've liked them if they weren't so butt ugly :meh:
  7. D Rokk

    D Rokk Banned

    Feb 19, 2009
    Delta Quadrant
    flat paint instead of high gloss, no body contours (which u may not even notice), painted neck and headstock..

    exact same electronics and wood..

    stingray comes with bragging rights

    sub comes with a really queer looking pickguard that you should probably replace
  8. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    I like the look of the SUB 5 myself (one day...)
  9. Never liked the SUB model. But, in respect to that, I cannot remember if it was an active or passive one (played one ages back).

    I'm also not a fan of the slab body or finished neck in that instance. However, each to their own.

    I'd look for a used one. I'm sure there are a load out there, FL is a big place! Try places like ebay and craigs list. Just make sure to go check it out, give it a play before buying.
  10. stinger ray

    stinger ray

    May 20, 2006
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  11. Valerus


    Aug 4, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    If you have the money and want a brand new instrument, buy it new!!
    But yeah they're expensive.

    I'm leaning towards buying a used one myself.
  12. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.

    I am the complete opposite. I have owned 2 SUBs and I hated them. They felt cheap and didn't sound as good as a SR. The PG HAS to be replaced (it is basically cardboard with a tinfoil covering) and a new PG is $50+.

    I have owned about a dozen SRs (still own 3) and they have all been solid.

    IMO, buy a used SR.... the economy sucks and I have seen used SRs go in the $700 range (not perfectly mint, but who cares?)
  13. ghostjs


    Aug 14, 2008
    Unofficially Endorsing: D'Addario, Lakland
    hmm i guess ill hunt a little bit and when the new SBMM basses come out ill decide
  14. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    If you're in Florida, then Bass Central is in your backyard. Why not go check out what they have? Huge selection, and sometimes they have used ones there too.
  15. bh2


    Jun 16, 2008
    Oxford, UK
    Yes... the older ones are nice if you can find one. I bought mine used in 1993. It's a '77 and cost me £600, the Bass Centre here was selling them S/H for around £1000 at the time.

    Haven't tried the SUB (Has a horrible 'Industrial' finish).
    Gotta have a pic...

  16. ghostjs


    Aug 14, 2008
    Unofficially Endorsing: D'Addario, Lakland
    bass central is in FL??? i live in Miami tho

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