wow - just wow 20th Anniversary Musicman Stingray

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by B-Mac, Jun 18, 2020.

  1. Yes

  2. No

  3. Meh

  4. Carrots

  1. B-Mac

    B-Mac Happiness is a warm puppy and a great bass Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Just came across this and I am smitten. Never saw one before. What a looker. :drool: 41120-S000010604-2.jpg
    This doesn't look like it has holes for a PG? The knobs are also black, which could very well have been a PO mod?

    I know very little about EBMM basses and I am not crazy about the look of their PG's and what it reminds me of, but this beauty is definitely working on the ol' G.A.S.!

    This also appears to be flame maple rather than quilt maple?
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2020
  2. Yahboy


    May 21, 2008
    It could be awsome if the bass body has this face.... perfect match.
  3. B-Mac

    B-Mac Happiness is a warm puppy and a great bass Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Yikes! :woot:
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  4. Samatza


    Apr 15, 2019
    seems to be missing the pick guard
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  5. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    Black out the rest of the hardware, and I'm in... beautiful, though.
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  6. superdick2112

    superdick2112 Mile High Bassist

    Nov 20, 2010
    The Centennial State
    Had one (with the pickguard) and sold it.
    Beautiful instruments.
    One of the few basses I regret parting with...
  7. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    2 things:
    Do the teeth in the tat get cleaner in the winter when the tan fades?
    Every time a Ray is sold an angel gets its wings. That's gorgeous. And it makes any player better just by being in the room.
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  8. LUCE


    Jan 9, 2015
    Denver, CO
    Missing its glued-on tort pickguard.
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  9. Thundar

    Thundar Supporting Member

    Love it! I'm a fan of ANY Stingray that has no pickguard, but that one is a beaut!
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  10. B-Mac

    B-Mac Happiness is a warm puppy and a great bass Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Is it possible they made different versions of this?
    I added a close up pic and I don't see holes for a PG? Also, the pic I added looks more like a flame maple rather than a quilt maple? I'm not saying that is what it is, I am saying that is what it looks like.
  11. And I

    And I

    Feb 19, 2009
    Witchtown, MA
    i like it. with chrome knobs i'd like it more.
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  12. DavC


    May 17, 2005
    Tallmadge , Ohio
    i see no pg holes either ... that's good .. i like wood .. !
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  13. Chiliwailer


    May 18, 2013
    They made quilt and flame versions, all had a glued on pickguard, so no holes.
    Looks great though.
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  14. MotorCityMinion


    Jun 15, 2017
    What Chiliwailer said. IRRC Flame seems to be the rarer of the 2. I don't like pickguards that cover premium woods.

    The one you posted a pic of seems to be a crotch cut figuring that is fairly symmetrical. Even rarerur. Excellent looking.

    About This Listing
    A total of 1,246 anniversary Basses made. With regards to the necks, 713 were Maple, 477 Rosewood, 21 lined fretless, and 35 unlined fretless. No records kept concerning the type of wood used for veneer…flame v quilt Maple. (Per EB). This model introduced the down-sized bridge on Sting Ray Basses. (Per EB). Ash body with various figured Maple tops. Serial located on bridge. Tortoise pickguards glued to body only. Solid bridge saddles. Capstan wheel truss adjustment. 3 Band EQ only. No control plate. Rear mounted electronics. Old style neck plate logo (recessed).”

    OT. That's the cleanest Music go round I've even seen.
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2020
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  15. I had one of these, but it had a glued-on tort pickguard. Great bass. The only reason I don't have it today was that I swapped it in a deal for my '67 P-Bass.
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  16. DrThumpenstein

    DrThumpenstein Living for the groove Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2015
    St Louis, MO
    That's a beauty! Love the wood, love the lack of "toilet seat" pg. Love the way they sound, I'm wit ya on this bass!
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  17. Chef

    Chef In Memoriam

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    without the pg, it looks wrong, to me.
    clearly, ymmv...
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  18. I still think this one is their recent best...

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  19. I like the wood, but yes it seems like it's missing something. Even a clear PG would help complete the look without covering that grain.
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  20. BarfanyShart


    Sep 19, 2019
    DC Metro
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