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    New clear PG

    Just got in the clear pickguard for my black sparkle SR4. Lovin' it. I got it from WD. Here's the pics, photographed in late afternoon sun.

    Full body shot

    Body only

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    Enjoy!
    Stingray 4H - Black Sparkle, rosewood, matching headstock - DOB 5/9/02 (sold)
    Bongo 4H - Candy Red - DOB 5/24/06
    Big Al 4 H Black, Completely Rosewood Neck, Black Pickguard - DOB 01/31/2014


    Quote Originally Posted by bovinehost View Post
    The lovely thing about the single H Bongo is it's point-and-shoot simplicity while still maintaining the ability to blow over large vehicles full of campers.

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    Very nice, sir.

    I have been through a boatload of basses, to be sure, and I really don't have too many regrets, but the one I would take back if I could is a black sparkle Stingray, much like yours except the two band preamp.

    That was....no, still IS....the finest Stingray I have ever played, including pre-EBs, yes, go ahead, do your worst.

    Thanks for bringing back fond memories and I hope you love that one the way I loved mine!


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    You mean not all Stingray's are created equal?!?
    c h r i s
    'Exerting my Low End authority as I see fit.'

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    I'm definitely loving mine. It's my gig bass, and gets babied. I have my old Ibanez beater for a practice bass, and since my band plays everything down a 1/2 step, the 'Ray is set up for that, whereas my Ibanez is set up for regular tuning.

    Once in a while between practices & gigs I'll take it out and play it, but for the most part, it lives in the case. We practice & gig regularly enough that it gets played pretty regularly.

    I've seen my kids knock over the Ibanez toooo many times (that's how it became the beater). If I ever get a separate room for my music stuff, it may come out more, but I feel better knowing it's 'safe'.
    Stingray 4H - Black Sparkle, rosewood, matching headstock - DOB 5/9/02 (sold)
    Bongo 4H - Candy Red - DOB 5/24/06
    Big Al 4 H Black, Completely Rosewood Neck, Black Pickguard - DOB 01/31/2014


    Quote Originally Posted by bovinehost View Post
    The lovely thing about the single H Bongo is it's point-and-shoot simplicity while still maintaining the ability to blow over large vehicles full of campers.

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    I'm absolutely blinded by the beauty...that looks fantastic Fuzzy Dustmite...thanx for the pics
    ...and on the 8th Day...God created Music Man Guitars...I love God.

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    Hm... I love the finish. Congrats on owning such a beauty! But... I can't help but question the clear pickguard. I know the design of the SR is somewhat based on the pickguard being there, but I think it'd look better without a pickguard at all, if you're trying to show off the complete finish.

    I'm looking at the pickguard and how it dulls the shine of the finish behind it. Hm... But a very beautiful bass!

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    For a finger player, the pickguard is definitely not necessary. I'm assuming Dustmite uses a pick.
    Cheers
    Mark

    2009 black/tort Big Al 4 SSS

    My bands -
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    It works well on that Bass

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    nope, fingerstyle all the way. I've never used a pick. I guess I figured why fly naked...never really considered it before, but now I am...maybe if this one gets scratched and whatnot, affecting how 'clear' it stays, i'll whip it off and show off my naked underbelly for all to behold.
    Stingray 4H - Black Sparkle, rosewood, matching headstock - DOB 5/9/02 (sold)
    Bongo 4H - Candy Red - DOB 5/24/06
    Big Al 4 H Black, Completely Rosewood Neck, Black Pickguard - DOB 01/31/2014


    Quote Originally Posted by bovinehost View Post
    The lovely thing about the single H Bongo is it's point-and-shoot simplicity while still maintaining the ability to blow over large vehicles full of campers.

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    mmm.... Stingray porno...

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    Who has THE black sparkle Stingray these days? Does Chuck M have it?
    Some call me the "Gangster of Love"

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    Originally posted by Fuzzy Dustmite
    I'm definitely loving mine. It's my gig bass, and gets babied. I have my old Ibanez beater for a practice bass, and since my band plays everything down a 1/2 step, the 'Ray is set up for that, whereas my Ibanez is set up for regular tuning.

    Once in a while between practices & gigs I'll take it out and play it, but for the most part, it lives in the case. We practice & gig regularly enough that it gets played pretty regularly.

    I've seen my kids knock over the Ibanez toooo many times (that's how it became the beater). If I ever get a separate room for my music stuff, it may come out more, but I feel better knowing it's 'safe'.
    I have an Ibanez as a spare bass too but after getting used to my Ray I just don't feel comfortable playing the Ibanez anymore. So I take my Ray everywhere I play!!

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    Chuck does indeed have the black sparkle Stingray, and loves it as much as I did. He's smarter than I am, however, because he won't give it back.

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    Originally posted by midopa
    Hm... I love the finish. Congrats on owning such a beauty! But... I can't help but question the clear pickguard. I know the design of the SR is somewhat based on the pickguard being there, but I think it'd look better without a pickguard at all, if you're trying to show off the complete finish.

    I'm looking at the pickguard and how it dulls the shine of the finish behind it. Hm... But a very beautiful bass!
    no pg = exposed screwholes..

    not only does this look bad, it's exposed unprotected wood. and the offchance that any sort of rise in humidity, that internal wood is completely untreated and is therefore open game to the elements..

    plsu i've seen finger players use the pg as a thumbrest...



    oh well, maybe i'm wrong.

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    You could put the screws in anyway, right? I wonder how that'd look.

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