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    Stingray Classic - Why did you buy instead of regular SR?

    Played a SR Classic at GC last week; absolute killer.
    If it wasn't for the 2-band EQ I would be perfectly happy with a regular SR though (bridge, neck finish, and colors are not as important to me)
    What feature(s) made you pick the Classic over the regular?

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    I don't have one yet, but what has me gassing for one is the two band eq and the neck.
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    i havent got one yet either. but to me its "new"; ive had a handful of "normal" stingrays and loved but but never a 2 band. so, between the 2 band option (i know standard ones come that way too) and the retro colors i think they're pretty rad & unlike any other stingray ive had before

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    If I was to get one,it would be for the string mutes.
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    I don't have one, but the finished neck would probably be the feature that would make me go for one over the other.

    On the Stingray 5, I know a lot of people have stated their preference for the oval shaped pickguard, which hasn't been available up to now with the exception of the S.U.B. series.

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    String mutes, 2 band eq and strings through body for me.

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    Colour, finished neck, string through.

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    the whole package but in order it would be mutes and through body stringing; birds eye maple neck; cool colours; slab body; 2 band EQ is the icing on the cake. I wasnt in the market for a new ray but i had to have one of these and its my number 1 bass.
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    2018 SR4HHS Aqua sparkle - roasted/ebony
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    2010 SR4 classic coral red/birdseye/maple with Flatwounds
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    2003 SR5H Natural/maple
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    Quote Originally Posted by drTStingray View Post
    the whole package but in order it would be mutes and through body stringing; birds eye maple neck; cool colours; slab body; 2 band EQ is the icing on the cake.
    Those are my reasons as well. Plus I love the way they sound!
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    For me it was the string through body, birds eye maple board, I like finished necks, and the tone of the 2 band is beefy and warm. I just plain love the feel and sound.
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    I love the birds eye maple neck, the string through body set up, mutes and chrome wheel thingy.

    With that being said, there are also a lot of regular Stingrays that I also like too that have colors not available on the Classics.

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    Finished neck and 2-band EQ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drTStingray View Post
    the whole package but in order it would be mutes and through body stringing; birds eye maple neck; cool colours; slab body; 2 band EQ is the icing on the cake. I wasnt in the market for a new ray but i had to have one of these and its my number 1 bass.
    Your Stingray Classic has to be one of the best feeling and sounding Rays I've ever played.
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    mine plays wonderfully and sounds absolutely amazing.
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    I got mine because I wanted the 2-band EQ and string mutes. Basically, I wanted a pre-EB Stingray and just felt that the Classic was, overall, a better option because it was brand new and had some modern improvements over the original design.

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