the first step is realizing that you have a problem

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by flywheel, Aug 30, 2003.

  1. flywheel


    Jul 9, 2003
    Shawnee, KS name is Jon and I'm an addict...
    I just ordered another Music Man.

    I've always wanted a pre-Ernie Stingray with maple fretboard but haven't had the money to buy one yet. I don't have the money to buy this one but I couldn't pass it up so I'm gonna take a loan out to pay it off.

    The neck is off of an '81 and somebody bought an aftermarket body, then put modern day electronics in with the 3-band EQ and created what I think is the coolest looking Stingray I've ever seen.

    I ran across it on Bass Palace yesterday and I've already ordered it.

    Should get it by Friday...I can't wait.

    I'm attaching a pic. Lemme know what ya think- thanks.

  2. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Can you reveal how much it cost ya?
  3. flywheel


    Jul 9, 2003
    Shawnee, KS
    Sure...Bass Palace doesn't usually negotiate their price much (least as far as I know) and I was willing to pay the price... $800 USD
  4. jondog


    Mar 14, 2002
    NYC metro area
    That's beautiful!

    Is it a real MM pickup and electronics?
  5. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    how many others do you have?

    that one is certainly very sweet.
  6. flywheel


    Jul 9, 2003
    Shawnee, KS
    Should be...Bob at the Palace said he still needed to pull the electronics to make sure but he said it has the same bite as the early Ray's and I trust his opinion on that b/c Bob knows his stuff and he's really into early Ray's and G&L's. Long as it sounds good...that's what's important to me. I'm not buying this bass with resale in mind.

    Right now I have 2 EB Rays, a Dillion Ray, and an Ibanez Roadstar II that's like a mix between a Ray and a Ric. Here's a pic of my Rays.

  7. It's beautiful man! Is that a clar pickguard? Nice finish.
  8. flywheel


    Jul 9, 2003
    Shawnee, KS
    thanks to everyone who commented on my bass. I'll get it in a just a few more days (it's on the big brown truck as we speak). I'm sure the pickguard has to be clear, I'll know soon...I don't know how they would have done it otherwise.
  9. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
  10. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    You will never make progress without a sponsor.
    Yeah, right!

    They can make'em faster than I can buy'em.

    Hi, my name is Thor and I have gone another
    day without buying the MIA
    Fender Jazz '62 RI. I haven't bought a bass
    since last March. If I buy another bass I will lose my wife, my family and maybe even my job.
    I never knew how low I could get until I saw
    my reflection in the music store window. I
    never knew I drooled uncontrollably until I
    saw how wet my shirt was. I have been thinking
    so much about the bass lately there are days
    I forget to bathe. I mumble to myself. My life
    is out of control.

    I apologize to all those I hurt with
    my base bass addiction.

    * sits down *
    _Thanks, Thor_

    Sweeeeeeeeeeet axe, man!