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Thread: Att the boss and r&d sept / Re: Stingray 18volt preamp

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    Lightbulb Att the boss and r&d sept / Re: Stingray 18volt preamp

    Dear clever guys, with the success of the Big Al preamp as well as the Bongo and the Reflex, do you foresee in the near future to soup up the Stingray and why not the Sterling too with an 18 volts preamp with a little more features such as series / parallel as well as active / passive, kinda like it's about time for an evolution of the great Stingray?
    Hey guys / BP / Dudley Gimpel this is only a suggestion don't take offence to it, I just thought maybe there's something in that idea I understand if you'll laugh it off

    Regards to you all

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    In my EB flights of fancy, I always dream of an SR with a Bongo pre.

    Boss Stingray!

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    I believe BP has said if an endorsed artists asks for it then sometimes we will see it too. Now does that mean they are also looking to do that anyway? I have no clue. But it would be kind of cool!

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    Gosh that is a logical request and not one that I would laugh at but at some point a sting ray has to be a sting ray. We are always workingmon new stuff
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    Agreed. I think if it ain't BROKE, why fix it. There are plenty of other options for that preamp setup right?
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    If You wanna 18V & 4 band EQ, ...get a Bongo, BA or reflex!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Poppa View Post
    at some point a sting ray has to be a sting ray.
    This is v true I think.

    It's an interesting thought though - I can't help thinking this would be a souped up Stingray.........perhaps it could be called a Hot Rodded Stingray, or a Stingray Plus etc etc - oh wait, I think that has been done by other manufacturers to their famous products - not sure how successful they were though.

    Isn't an ash bodied Musicman with the latest 18 volt pre-amp a Reflex??
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    Quote Originally Posted by drTStingray View Post

    Isn't an ash bodied Musicman with the latest 18 volt pre-amp a Reflex??
    Well, ...mostly, ...into the ash body is integrated mahogany tone block under the pickups all the way to the bridge (better sustain and deeper tone in the low range), top of the body is made of maple plate (no pickguard), ...all that is covered with excellent paint job and maple top is rounded with perfect finished binding!

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    Quote Originally Posted by keko View Post
    Well, ...mostly, ...into the ash body is integrated mahogany tone block
    under the pickups all the way to the bridge (better sustain and deeper tone
    in the low range) .......
    Well, ifn we're wanting to keep the StingRay a StingRay, shirley the tone
    block might be kinda elaborynt for such a simple machine. Eazier, I think,
    would be simple all-'hog Ray body ? Some of us are lucky enuf to have a
    hog body Ray already. Mebbeez time to offer it in some colors other than
    Tranny Crimson ? Hog makes 9v sound like 18v :-)
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    I agree Hog makes a nice stingray body..Could be offered as a regular option. Maybe a chambered body that was not as heavy. The tone block option would work well as it was already done on a Stingray.

    My 30th sounds different in a good way than my 92 trans white SR. As a present owner of one of the 30ths I guess I could take or leave it. The lack of other hog rays just makes my fretless (already rare) more rare than it would be if hog bodied rays were offered as a regular option.
    Last edited by kylierider; 08-29-2011 at 04:26 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drTStingray View Post
    This is v true I think.

    It's an interesting thought though - I can't help thinking this would be a souped up Stingray.........perhaps it could be called a Hot Rodded Stingray, or a Stingray Plus etc etc - oh wait, I think that has been done by other manufacturers to their famous products - not sure how successful they were though.


    Isn't an ash bodied Musicman with the latest 18 volt pre-amp a Reflex??
    You could call an 18 volt Stingray a Mantaray...

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    To me, the BA's 22 fret, Sterling neck and the way it hangs from my fave strap feels nothing like a Ray. I have not handled a Reflex yet but the 22 frets and the location of the front strap button probably affects the feel too.

    A few years ago nobody outside of EB would've guessed that SLO will release such mold breaking models like the Reflex and Big AL. On a less unconventional but still paradigm defying scale, many of us never saw the active /passive Ray coming either.

    Sooooo... Given what I've seen in these forums and the products EBMM has released over the years, I will never give up on the possibility of an 18V SR. At least not while BP is driving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by syciprider View Post
    I have not handled a Reflex yet but the 22 frets and the location of the front strap button probably affects the feel too.
    Ohh Yeah..., You mean this :



    And here are the 18V 4 band EQ, coils/pickup switch buttons and passive/active button/tone control knob ...etc:




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    Show OFF!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlepre View Post
    Show OFF!
    Exactly!

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