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The 2018 StingRay Special color poll (w/ pics)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Killens84, Jul 4, 2018.


  1. Black w/ Maple

    12 vote(s)
    7.8%
  2. Jet Black w/ Ebony

    6 vote(s)
    3.9%
  3. Burnt Apple w/ Maple

    20 vote(s)
    13.0%
  4. Vintage Tobacco w/ Maple

    3 vote(s)
    1.9%
  5. Vintage Tobacco w/ Rosewood

    3 vote(s)
    1.9%
  6. Classic Natural w/ Maple

    7 vote(s)
    4.5%
  7. Classic Natural w/ Rosewood

    2 vote(s)
    1.3%
  8. Charcoal Sparkle w/ Ebony

    23 vote(s)
    14.9%
  9. Cruz Teal w/ Ebony

    15 vote(s)
    9.7%
  10. Chopper Blue w/ Rosewood

    7 vote(s)
    4.5%
  11. Charging Green w/ Maple

    13 vote(s)
    8.4%
  12. HD Yellow w/ Rosewood

    4 vote(s)
    2.6%
  13. Dropped Copper w/ Maple

    11 vote(s)
    7.1%
  14. Ivory White w/ Maple

    4 vote(s)
    2.6%
  15. Ivory White w/ Rosewood

    3 vote(s)
    1.9%
  16. Aqua Sparkle w/ Ebony

    21 vote(s)
    13.6%
  1. Killens84

    Killens84 Supporting Member

    Sep 3, 2008
    Mississippi
    The new StingRay Specials have released, and the Music-Man website has them listed now. There are 13 different color options. Three of those colors also have the option of two different fretboard wood choices, so that’s 16 possible color/fretboard combinations. I'm posting pics of all 16 (taken from the Music-Man website), and you vote on which one is your favorite.

    PLEASE do not turn this into a debate over whether you do or don't like the new StringRay (there are already threads for that). I only want this to be about the color choices, and keep it fun. Here are all the colors (with fretboard wood listed). All bodies are swamp ash.

    Black w/ Maple
    207-01-10-01.
    Jet Black w/ Ebony
    207-01-50-01.
    Burnt Apple w/ Maple
    207-35-10-01.
    Vintage Tobacco w/ Maple
    207-AA-10-02.
    Vintage Tobacco w/ Rosewood
    207-AA-20-02.
    Classic Natural w/ Maple
    207-CN-10-01.
    Classic Natural w/ Rosewood
    207-CN-20-01.
    Charcoal Sparkle w/ Ebony
    207-CP-50-01.
    Cruz Teal w/ Ebony
    207-CT-50-02.
    Chopper Blue w/ Rosewood
    207-CZ-20-05.
    Charging Green w/ Maple
    207-EV-10-02.
    HD Yellow w/ Rosewood
    207-GY-20-01.
    Dropped Copper w/ Maple
    207-HD-10-02.
    Ivory White w/ Maple
    207-IW-10-07.
    Ivory White w/ Rosewood
    207-IW-20-07.
    Aqua Sparkle w/ Ebony
    207-SK-50-01.
     
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2018
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  2. L. L. Elwood

    L. L. Elwood

    Jan 22, 2004
    Colorado
    Thanks for posting this. It's GREAT to be able to see all of the color combos right next to each other.
     
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  3. Edmang

    Edmang Supporting Member

    Jun 29, 2013
    MA
    I voted Aqua Sparkle. What I like looks wise best and my choice if I got an HH. But if I were to get an SR5 H, want a maple board. Would either get the Charging Green or Dropped Copper.
     
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  4. Killens84

    Killens84 Supporting Member

    Sep 3, 2008
    Mississippi
    Yeah, the pickguard size/shape difference between the 4 and 5 string models could definitely change one’s color choice. I used the 5H pics because that’s the model I’m hoping to get at some point.
     
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  5. Killens84

    Killens84 Supporting Member

    Sep 3, 2008
    Mississippi
    I really like the vintage tobacco with maple, but I’d probably put a parchment or cream colored pickguard on it; some type of off-white that’s not as bright as the one that comes on it.
     
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  6. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I voted teal with Ebony because I love teal and because roasted maple means that black and maple that I love no longer exists.
     
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2018
  7. T-Funk

    T-Funk

    Jul 2, 2005
    USA
    My favorite is the Black & Maple, which is also the color/fretboard option of my presently owned Stingray H 5.
     
  8. Midak

    Midak

    Sep 4, 2011
    Athens, Greece
    Although I don't like the pickguard shape that much on 5s, Vintage Tobacco + Maple wins, as it does on 4s.
     
  9. Growler

    Growler

    Sep 26, 2004
    Wish they had a Natural with Black Hardware.
     
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  10. maplenecked

    maplenecked Supporting Member

    Dec 1, 2017
    D.C.
    IMO I don’t want the roasted maple covered up with ebony or RW.
     
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  11. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    That charcoal sparkle is hot.

    It fades into the background if you do. But it likely comes alive if you step out under the lights.
     
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  12. Midak

    Midak

    Sep 4, 2011
    Athens, Greece
    And here are the 4-string visuals:

    Vintage Tobacco/Maple
    instrument-74.
    Vintage Tobacco/Rosewood
    107-AA-20-02.
    Ivory White/Maple
    107-IW-10-07.
    Ivory White/Rosewood
    107-IW-20-07.
    Classic Natural/Maple
    107-CN-10-01.
    Classic Natural/Rosewood
    107-CN-20-01.
    Black/Maple
    107-01-10-01.
    Jet Black/Ebony
    107-01-50-01.
    Chopper Blue/Rosewood

    107-CZ-20-05.
    Cruz Teal/Ebony
    107-CT-50-02.
    Aqua Sparkle/Ebony
    107-SK-50-01.
    Charging Green/Maple
    107-EV-10-02.
    Burnt Apple/Maple
    107-35-10-01.
    Charcoal Sparkle/Ebony
    107-CP-50-01.
    Dropped Copper/Maple
    107-HD-10-02.
    HD Yellow/Rosewood
    107-GY-20-01.
     
  13. lameaim

    lameaim

    Jan 15, 2011
    I have a 5HH that I love the tone of, but the string spacing has been a bit tight for my fingers. Have thought about swapping for a 4HH some day, but I'm not in a huge rush as it isn't my primary bass.

    As for the 2018s, I'm really partial to the Dropped Copper, Charcoal Sparkle and Charging Green variations; the Ivory White/Rosewood combo with the mint guard is very nice as well. Will have to try and check these out in person sometime soonish.
     
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  14. I went with aqua sparkle and ebony, mostly because I prefer ebony boards. Second choice was charcoal sparkle and ebony. That was before I got a look at the 4-string images. After looking at the 4-string images, well, I stuck with aqua sparkle and ebony, with charcoal sparkle and ebony being a close second. The only change I would make, and I think the aqua would look even better this way, is to have a matching headstock.
     
  15. wideload

    wideload

    Apr 15, 2004
    Salinas, CA
    40 years ago I would have been all over the Natural with Maple. In fact, that’s what my RD Artist that I played at that time was. Now, I like colors, so Copper or Teal would be my choice. Guess I'm getting old and want a bass that looks as loud as I play! :)
     
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  16. Basshappi

    Basshappi

    Feb 12, 2007
    Tucson,AZ
    Charging Green really works for me.
     
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  17. Killens84

    Killens84 Supporting Member

    Sep 3, 2008
    Mississippi
    I wish that you could get the different fretboards with any of the finishes. I’d be all over the charcoal sparkle with a maple fretboard.
     
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  18. Spidey2112

    Spidey2112

    Aug 3, 2016
    I'm really liking the Dropped Copper, with the Charcoal Sparkle coming in a close second...
     
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  19. mojomike001

    mojomike001 Supporting Member

    Mar 28, 2013
    South Florida
    I've never been as drawn to a Stingray as I am since to new 2018 models. I'll hold off until a few start showing up used down the road, but I'll be watching.
     
  20. Midak

    Midak

    Sep 4, 2011
    Athens, Greece
    Vintage Tobacco with Maple is first, second is Charging Green with Maple. The darker shade of roasted Maple really blends in with both colours.
     

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