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What's your favorite Stingray color combination

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by danqi, May 29, 2002.

  1. danqi


    May 21, 2001
    Currently I got some serious GAS for a Stingray 5.
    Just out of couriosity: What's your favorite Stingray/ Stingray 5 Body-Neck-Pickguard color combination? And do you like it with a matching headstock?

    You can check out some options at:Stingray5Colors

    I refuse to post a poll because there are about 1152 possible combinations.

    BTW: Do you know where I can find a highresolution pic of a Stingray 5 in order to use it as a desktop backround?
  2. Irie01


    Jan 22, 2002
    Vintage sunburst,black pickgaurd, maple neck and no matching headstock...mmmmm:D
  3. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    Mine looks exactly like the one in the picture on that page.
  4. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    When Ernie Ball decides to offer standard spacing (as opposed to narrow) on the Ray 5 I will probably buy one in Burnt Apple with a black guard, rosewood board. I also like the blueburst (no longer offered I don't think) with white guard and maple, and bassic black [sic] is always cool.

    It do think the huge pickguard is disappointing... so much of the finish goes to waste, especially on bursts. If it was a 'Ray 4, I'd get the burnt apple and buy a transparent guard. But I hate naked guts so a clear guard would not be an option for the 'Ray 5.
  5. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    The MM site has a suggestions link. I suggested a no pick guard option with figured maple tops. Maybe if they get enough of those suggestions they will offer it. I hope
  6. fcoda


    Jan 23, 2002
    MMSR5wpiezo - Sunburst/shell pick/rosewood / matching head.
  7. StingrayKid21

    StingrayKid21 Holding down the low-end since 1996.

    Oct 7, 2001
    Portland, OR
    My Stingray 5 is Pearl Platinum with a black pickguard, rosewood fingerboard, and matching headstock. I'm not a big fan of matching headstocks but it looks alright on my ray5. I have only seen one other Stingray in Pearl Platinum and it was a Ray4, I wonder if they still offer that color...

  8. danqi


    May 21, 2001
    Wow, that's some great response.

    What is the difference between the black and the abalone colored pickguards? Abalone looks just like black and isn't even mentioned in my dictionary.
    I actually learned to like the pickguard and they don't conflict with my taste since I don't like burst finishes anyway, so it does not really cover anything.
    I am not to sure which one I would get but currently I seem to tend towards the natural one with a maple neck and one of the black-type pickguards (black, abalone or black pearloid ). That way I also don't have to worry about getting a matching headstock or not.
  9. I pretty much like mine... Stingray 4, 2 band EQ, Translucent Red (don't know if that is the correct name for it), white pickguard.

    btw. that "build a guitar" option on the Ernie Ball page really rules!
  10. My sterling is black with a black pickguard, rosewood board and matching (you guessed it) black headstock. Class baby Class.
  11. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses

    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=540467">
  12. JayAmel

    JayAmel Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Carcassonne, France
    For a MMSR 5, my favourite color combination is all black (body + pickguard) with a maple neck. Same as the one Nino purchased recently. Well, that's because I don't like the shape of the pickguard that much. So black on black somewhat "hides" the shape of the pickguard.

    For a MMSR 4, I love natural w/maple fingerboard and black pickguard, as well as sunburst, with any fingerboard and black or white pickguard.

    All the best,
  13. rickreyn


    Jun 16, 2000
    Lutz, Florida
    I like Nino-Brown's favorite combination, although I eventually changed the pickguard to tortoise shell. I sold the bass and it's now someone else's favorite combination.
  14. ldiezman


    Jul 11, 2001
    I have to say I am in love with my Ray5

    Pearl blue w/ matching headstock
    black perloid pickguard
  15. Hman


    Jan 8, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    Of course is maple board!

  16. ldiezman


    Jul 11, 2001
    oh yeah maple for me as well :)
  17. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Black Beauties.

    Black, Black Picguard, matching Black headstock, black hardware*, w/ Rosewood fretboard.

    *You usually have Crome tuners, sometimes black, but rarely see them w/ black bridges, which are aftermarket mods...I've only seen one completely black. They're specfreakingtacular.
  18. Vintage sunburst with tortoise shell pickguard and rosewood neck. Oh ya, chrome hardware including knobs (SR-5).
    She looks like a vintage 60's Fender. But sounds a whole lot better!
  19. Just like the one I'm playing on the left there
  20. lo-end


    Jun 15, 2001

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