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    Question NBD: PDN Stingray Honey Roasted - but the serial...?

    Hey guys,

    Iīm new to the Forum and a new happy owner of an MM Stingray PDN in Honey Roasted.
    Got this instrument from a German Dealer, they had it sitting around for a while, so itīs completely new, not played at all, was sitting in the case, waiting for a lucky customer . Played a lot of different basses in the past, some custom ones and even some different Stingray, but thatīs just an freaking awesome instrument!
    I reallly love the sound, playability and of course the look, the pictures donīt compliment that awesome roasted neck!

    BUT: The bad thing is I already asked about my serialnumber, but that serial is not registered!
    So my question or Problem - is this an fault by MM or is this thing fake? I canīt believe that itīs fake, īcause it looks 100% original (pictures are attatched, also the serial on the neckplate). Iīm still a really young musician, but have been playing for a long time and wanted to invest the money into something that I really believed in and still do, itīs a limited run and something special (so maybe, the value will be increasing one day, I already know I wonīt be selling it ) so itīs really strange that itīs not in the EBMM database
    Yeah, honestly Iīm a little bit disappointed, or worried about it, but maybe you can help me with that.

    It plays awesome, sounds great and anything, but just for the records, in my opinion it should be registered, just because itīs a limited run!

    Hope you can bring some light in the dark.
    Thanks a lot guys and sorry for my bad english
    Have a great one!

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    Is it 42769 or 42759? Check again.
    1979 StingRay natural maple

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    PM Sent! We're looking into this!
    "he played like he was in jail- behind a few bars & couldn't find the key"

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    It's E42769 not 42759!
    Thanks

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    Correction, E42769 is not in our database.
    "he played like he was in jail- behind a few bars & couldn't find the key"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steel_bass View Post
    It's E42769 not 42759!
    Thanks
    Compared it to several of my Music Man basses.
    The serial shown in your picture looks like E42759.
    A sloppy stamp can make the body of a five look closed, like a six.
    But the sixes curved upper horn can't convert to a straight line like that of a five.
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    25th anniv. 5HH quilted//maple sold
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    I agree that it looks like E42759.

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    Hey guys, thanks for your input, I just took another picture and attatched it. Hopefully you can see it better there, in my opinion it looks like a 6, if you have the chance to zoom in, you may see it a bit better.
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    For me it looks like a "6".
    1977 Stingray natural, MN
    1983 Stingray 4H trans red, MN
    2010 ? Stingray classic 5 H, vintage white, RW
    2012 Bongo 4 HS honeyburst PDN
    2015 Bongo 5 H PDN Neptune Blue MN
    2016 Bongo 5 H Vintage Tobacco Burst PDN RW

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    Looks like a 5 to me, look at the upper curve/shoulder, its like a 5 and not round like a 6

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    But in the second picture I attatched it looks as curved as the 9 right next to it, had some people looking at it in good light and not on the picture and they also say it looks like a 6.
    In the picture I posted first it really looks like 5, but when you compare it to the 2nd, it looks like a 6 - right?

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    Id have said its a five personally, not very clear stamping though

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    With out getting technical i read that number as a 6

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    Looks like a 5. The top and connecting lines a flat, not curved like the 9.

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    5 or 6, it looks gorgeous!
    2014 Sterling 5H Black w/ Maple - F28653
    2001 Sterling 4H Blue Dawn w/ Maple - F04289
    2015 Stingray 4H SLO Special Black Cherry w/ Rosewood - E96203
    2011 Classic Stingray 5H Lake Tahoe Blue


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