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    >>>do the older ones weigh more than the newer ones?

    Catalogue says 15 lbs which is what my 79 is. A lot weigh less than that.

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  2. #17

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    Thanks for the info Fire, think I'll stick with Rays for now - I'm not much of a slapper and I couldn't be arsed with changing the pups/pre etc.

  3. #18

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod Trussbroken
    Catalogue says 15 lbs which is what my 79 is. A lot weigh less than that.

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    geez 15 lbs? im guessing that theyre made of ash then. maybe ill spring for a sterling instead since i wanna stick to medium and light weight basses.

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    a friend has an early one that is mid-weight.Plays like butter.

  5. #20

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    They are not all 15lbs, that is the heavy side.... I have three(76,78,82(CutlassI) ) and they are all 9.5-10.5

    I would say that back then the weight did vary more than the current ones though.

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    Restored '79 Stingray

    Is this a good price for a restored pre-eb? It's so tempting

    MUSIC MAN 1979 Pre-EB Stingray - "Restored"! - TalkBass Forums

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bassconbeatz View Post
    Is this a good price for a restored pre-eb? It's so tempting

    MUSIC MAN 1979 Pre-EB Stingray - "Restored"! - TalkBass Forums
    There are 100% original Pre EB Stingrays available for this price (I have bought a couple lately). I guess it depends on what you want, but there are better investments out there. And before anyone slags me for that comment, some of those "investments" play very well, including my mint 78 Natural Ray, which I played this past weekend at a couple of gigs, and preferred it to my 2009 25th BFR with Rosewood neck.
    Last edited by 2ndBassGuitar; 05-06-2010 at 08:17 AM.
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    Nice restoration work but it's not an original condition Pre-EB.

    For that money, I'd invest in one of the new Classic Series Basses.

  9. #24

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod Trussbroken View Post
    >>>do the older ones weigh more than the newer ones?

    Catalogue says 15 lbs which is what my 79 is. A lot weigh less than that.

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    Jeez!! I had a Peavey T-45 with a Darkstar pickup in it. It was pushing 13lbs and felt like an anchor on the strap. I cannot imagine a Stingray weighing that much, let alone a 15 pounder!
    Last edited by FL Knifemaker; 05-06-2010 at 06:43 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rod trussbroken View Post
    for that money, i'd invest in one of the new classic series basses.
    +1
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  11. #26

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    Yikes, 15 lbs sounds outrageous! I've never run across one that heavy...12 lbs is the heaviest I've ever picked up, so it's rare that I've experienced.
    My '78 is 9.5 lbs, and my '81 is 8.9 lbs
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  12. #27

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlloyd View Post
    I thought the preamp was boost/cut despite the lack of center detente (and despite what the catalogues said?)
    The pre-EBMM preamp is a boost only type with no detents.
    At least that's what I was always told.
    If you dial out all the bass & treble it sounds very close to a Fndr. P.

    Regarding the "restored white one for $2k: It's missing the the mute prongs and the rubber.
    And if he gets $2k for that, then I want triple that, for my original unrestored 77 Inca Silver 'Ray.
    (no, I'm not selling, just saying).

    If you need to have an original, great go for it.
    But I would get a new StingRay Classic Deluxe for less money.
    The quality of fit/finish/playability/sound is well worth the money.
    They combine the best features of both eras.
    And they're made in the USA!


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  13. #28

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    My 79 Ray has 11 lbs, the 78 Brownie might be closer to 10 than 11 lbs.
    Happy with my Ray since 1979

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    I have a 79 Inca silver colour changed 4s bass and I’m thinking of selling it I have no idea what to ask , any help would be appreciated

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    I have Over 540 Ernie Ball Basses and only 1 at 10.3 pounds, but the sound and Build Quality is 1000 times better then the 40 or so Leo Stingrays basses we're that I owned.

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