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Stingray/Status??? Should i do it?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by RealBK, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. RealBK


    Feb 8, 2002
    Seriously considering fitting a status neck to my stingray. Is their anyone out there who could post a sound sample of what this would sound like before i go ahead and do it??
  2. JayAmel

    JayAmel Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Carcassonne, France
    Sorry, no sound sample, but maybe we could be more helpful if you told us why you are considering swapping the neck for a graphite one.

    I personally wouldn't do that unless I'd experience very bad issues with my current neck.
  3. RealBK


    Feb 8, 2002
    I play quite a bit of outdoor gigs etc so would like a neck that would not shift as much as wood. I have heard of lots of people doing the Graphite thing would love to hear it :)
  4. DJJazzV

    DJJazzV Bushwood Caddy Day: 1:00 to 1:15 Supporting Member

    May 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    I think ErnieBall made a Stingray with a Status neck in 2000 or 2001 for NAMM. I believe there were only 100 produced. They show up on ebay every once in a while.
    I think this may be it:
  5. Yeah, PM me and I'll send you some (don't know how to post sound clips :meh: ).

    FWIW, if you're thinking of changing the neck purely for "tonal purposes", you'd better have a good ear ;) ! The main benefits of the graphite neck (IME), are in the stability, the playablitiy and the comfort.

    Here's a little slideshow of the bass in question, in case you're interested:


    If you can't load that for any reason, here's a "before" and an "after" pic:

  6. RAM


    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Music Man produced 2 models with graphite necks (I believe made by Modulus, at the time) called Cutlass I and Cutlass II. The Cutlass I was essentially a Stingray with a graphite neck.
  7. etaym

    etaym Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 28, 2005
    Newton, MA
    I own a MM 100th NAMM Stingray (the one with the Status neck) and I say - go for it! I love this bass. Compared to my previous SR (RW fretboard) and my SR5HH the sound from this bass sounds even more "modern" and punchy.
  8. fullrangebass


    May 7, 2005
    IMHO graphite "adds" snap too (by not removing those frequencies) plus they are rock solid. I say go for it (5 status basses have not proved me wrong)
  9. A9X


    Dec 27, 2003
    If it's for stability against environmental changes then it'd be worth it. My Status neck never moves and the quality of their product is excellent.
  10. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Inactive

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Go for it, the new neck will be a lot more stable.

    Afterwards, you'll probably be gasing for a true Status!
  11. nickbear


    Jun 12, 2007
    surrey, uk
    i have a graphite neck on a jazz bass, its great and really solid

    i say go for it!
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