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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Sal_Paradise, Jul 22, 2004.

  1. I bought a StingRay!!! First bass I've ever owned that wasn't a Yamaha, and I'm loving it. Man, why didn't I do this sooner???
  2. Timbo


    Jun 14, 2004
    I'm not happy.. I'm jealous. :D
  3. I-Love-Ratm


    Feb 24, 2003
    You know the drill.Pics and clips
  4. stu FORD

    stu FORD

    May 22, 2004
    is it ernie ball or musicman?

    regardless, they are a kick ass bass, i dont know what id do without mine
  5. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Ernie Ball owns Music Man.
  6. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Banned

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao España
    since mid 80's so any model made before its a musicman
  7. ...but Music Man stingrays OWN Ernie Ball stingrays. :)
  8. Finger Blister

    Finger Blister

    Jul 8, 2003
    ...you have finally become a man.
  9. I went the other way: Own a Stingray, bought a Yamaha...

    an old BB2000 - entirely different beast, and I'll be abusing both for a long time.
  10. bovinehost

    bovinehost Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball Music Man/Sterling By Music Man
    Um, after weeding out all the chaff, I will now say "Congratulations!"

    Color? Fingerboard? Photos?

    We must have photos if we are to truly enjoy your score.

    BTW, my advice is to ignore all the stuff about old versus new Stingrays. They're all pretty good basses.
  11. You callin my post "chaff"...well, you're right.

    Congrats on the bass
  12. Welcome to the "Brothers of the 'Ray," club.

    Hey, I just made that up, but it sounds pretty good, doesn't it? :D

    Hoefully soon, I'll be a member of the "Brothers of the Bongo," club.

    Congrats on buying a Stingray, Sal. They really are great basses. ;)

  13. Yeah, I know. I just had to pull that not very good joke...
  14. stu FORD

    stu FORD

    May 22, 2004
    yeah im very much aware of that, i just wanted to know if it was pre-eb or not...
  15. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Well, does the headstock logo say Ernie Ball? That would be a good giveaway.

    Yes, but considering that Ernie Ball has made Music Man basses longer than Music Man did as an independent company, what are the odds that stu's new bass is pre-EB?

    Meaning pre Ernie Ball basses are better? news to me.

    Is it documented somewhere? Just curious.
  16. Check my post above (post #13). I was just making a bad joke (hence the smiley) referring to the fact that a lot of people I've heard, consider the pre-Ernie Ball stingrays to be better. I haven't tried enough stingrays to be able to tell the difference.
  17. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    I'd say :p conveys a joke better than a plain :)

    Smileys are like timing in comedy. Gotta use the right one! :rollno:
  18. The only thing I liked better about the pre-EB 'Rays were the bridges with the felt mutes. I'd never use the mutes, but it made for a real classy bridge.

    New Rays have 6 bolt necks, use more consistent wood quality, have better finishes with better applications, the fit of the neck is better, the necks play faster, and the fretwork is better.

    The only thing, IMO, that the MusicMan 'Rays had was a different quality of copper wiring in the pickup which gave a different colour. Some cats think that colour is THE sound of Stingray...I think it's just a different colour...Hunter green/Forest green. Very similar, just different.
  19. McHack


    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    Grats, enjoy it Sal!
  20. The air has become thick since last I visited. Ii'll have some pics available tonight, but I can't post them for various reasons which are still unclear. I can e-mail them to someone, and they could maybe post them, or I could just e-mail them to everyone! In the meantime...

    It's that tealy gream typed thing.
    What looks like a rosewood FB.
    And as far as I can tell, it's either a 95 or a 97... :ninja: