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to bad for musicman

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by warwickben, Apr 30, 2002.

  1. since i can not buy my dream bass a six string stingray.i have decied ill make a warmoth six string gecko.if i use a mm pickup and pick the right woods would i get a tone like a ray. also who else wishes musicman would make a stingray 6 string.
  2. ldiezman


    Jul 11, 2001
    I have often thought of a 6 string stingray... But then I realized... i only play on 5ers... Maybe One day i'll battle with a sixer.. I guess it would be cool to have a six string Ray.. Of course i've never seen a six string fender... Didn't fender make a six string at one point???
  3. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    Good luck finding a 6-string MM pickup. :)

    (SD makes 'em special order. Carvin has 'em but, well, they suck. :p )
  4. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    SInce Music Man and G&L are Fender's cousins, I don't think either of them will come out with a six stringer until Fender does so first.

    Of course, why Fender hasn't done so yet is beyond me. One might argue they're just maintaining their tradition, but why should they? They've bastardized everything else...:rolleyes:
  5. 6-string fenders? Woaaaaaaaaah, woaaaaaaaaaaah WOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! BRAIN OVERLOAD!


    Mmm, rocks no eat...mmm
  6. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    i belive this is it...it looks kinda like a guitar...but the website i was on sed it was a bass...so don't kill me if im wrong...

  7. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    musicman also have a "6 string bass"

    it's called a baritone guitar.
    It's a guitar tuned one octave lower.
  8. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    When I was Guitar Dept Manager @ Sam Ash, all the dept managers took a trip to the Fender Cali & Mexican plants. While @ the Fender Custom shop, I saw this....

    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=512625">

    ....Custom 6 string Fretless. I don't remember the Spec's but it was THE nicest fretless I've ever played. I didn't plug her in cause we were in the middle of a tour. but it was SWEET.
  9. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    The Sillhouette Bass, I believe.

    Commonly, a baritone guitar has a scale between 27" and 30" and is tuned either BEADF#B or ADGCEA (fourth or fifth below guitar).

    The Fender and the EB are 30" scale (I think), tuned one octave lower than guitar.
  10. Slater

    Slater Leave that thing alone. Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    Fender did make a 6-string under the Heartfield company name.
  11. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    Too bad it's ugly. :) The pickups look like the ones on US Masters. Huh.
  12. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Fender makes six string sets of some of their bass strings. :)
  13. funny that they make the strings but not the bass.i was thinking that the reason they dont is because of the pickups. g&l fender musicman you can tell them apart from the pickups.i belive that the demand isnt there for six strings to make 6 string versions of the pickups.just a thought and i like that fender any one else
  14. EEbass04


    Dec 28, 2001
    Lee's Summit:MO
    geshel is absolutely right. I was wondering if anyone actually knew to look at the page. Its the silhouette bass. And it has 6-stings. But its ugly and looks a lot like a guitar


    it still looks like a baritone guitar to me...but they call it a bass guitar.
  15. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
  16. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    You are correct, sir.:cool:
  17. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    You know what the hardest part was? Spelling Sillhouette! darn French words. . .


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