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Stingray staining, what is going on?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by sanchorb, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. sanchorb


    Sep 25, 2007
    I was in the process of cleaning my 2009 Musicman Stingray,


    and when I removed the pickguard I saw this::eek:


    Why is that yellowish stain appearing on the finish? Is is some weird reaction from the back of the pickguard? Hadn´t removed it in a long time, so I was surprised to see this. Any comments will be well received. Cheers.:D
  2. I'm assuming that what was under your pickguard has stayed at the original color, while everything else has faded.
  3. I thought you didn't know that other pickup was there, lol.
  4. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    This would be my train of thought as well. That plus I'm hungry.
  5. sanchorb


    Sep 25, 2007
    The exterior color has always been the same, and has never changed. The finish under the pickguard is the one that has changed. I knew already there was a "ghost" pickup under the pickguard, and had even wanted to purchase another pickguard, save the original and carve this new one with a hole that suits the third pickup...
  6. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

    They forgot to cut your pickguard out for your middle pickup!
  7. snyderz

    snyderz Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    Beautiful bass, BTW.
  8. Dredmahawkus


    Nov 4, 2012
    I'd get some compound or something and try to get it out then wax the area and see if it comes back....if the compound will take it out.
  9. sanchorb


    Sep 25, 2007
    Thank you, I have read that Ice Blue has been discontinued for a long time, and that stingrays with maple fingerboards and tortoise blue pickguards were not that common. So I am proud of having something rather unique...and great sounding too. Cheers mate!
  10. sanchorb


    Sep 25, 2007
    Thank you for the suggestion, but I would be scared as hell to apply something to that finish, lol...maybe it is some strange reaction to the back white pickguard, who knows? Maybe I´ll leave it like that, adds some "character", you know? Cheers!
  11. willbassyeah


    Oct 9, 2011
    Wait why is there another pickup lol?
  12. sanchorb


    Sep 25, 2007
    This is a Stingray HS, and it is a "phantom" coil designed to cancel any humming noises that might be caused by the single coil. Not really sure, but it seems this PU is functional, but I have never made the experiment of raising it and see what happens...
  13. Dredmahawkus


    Nov 4, 2012
    so what if the compound messes it up...its under the pickgaurd it cant get any worse!

    It is a cool color! I hate blue and I like that!