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    5 control knobs

    My Stingray has 5 knobs, 1 volume. Can anyone tell me what the other 4 are?

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    From closest to the neck back, Vol, Piezo Blend, High, Mid, Low. JOSH
    BONGO 4H Tobacco Burst (2015 PDN)
    CLASSIC STINGRAY 4H White (MHS)
    SBMM JP50 Stealth W/ Dimarzio LF/CL
    SBMM SUB SB4 Red
    Former owner of...
    BONGO - 4HH (Rolls Burgandy), 4Hp ("Small EQ"/Medallion Gold), 4H (Ice Blue), 5HSp (White), 4H (Black Sugar), 4H (PDN Honeyburst)
    STINGRAY - 4H (30TH), 4H (Dargie Delight), 4H (VSB/BFR RW Neck), 5H (08 LE)
    STERLING - 4HH (Dargie Delight), 4H (Stealth), 4HS (Natural)
    25TH - 5HH (Venetian Red)
    BIG AL - 4SSS (Olive Gold)

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    Thank you!!!

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    Piezo is now discontinued. Think twice, and
    maybe twice again, before you ever consider
    letting go of that one. It will get increasingly
    difficult to ever find another one. Piezo MM's
    were never very common, and now no more
    additional examples will be joining the pool.
    S.U.B. SL4 - SR4p FL [x2] - SR4HH FL [Moses neck]
    SL4p FL [x2] - SL4HS FL - SL4HS FL [Moses neck]
    SR5HS alnico - SR5p FL ceramic [x2] - Bongo4Hp FL

    "Too many basses is never enuf"

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    If all goes according to plan tomorrow, (edited) SR5 Piezo.
    Last edited by bassmike; 01-09-2018 at 09:58 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bassmike View Post
    If all goes according to plan tomorrow, local "Josh" will indeed prove to be a "millennial" and not think. At all.
    Is this directed at me? If so what does it mean? JOSH
    BONGO 4H Tobacco Burst (2015 PDN)
    CLASSIC STINGRAY 4H White (MHS)
    SBMM JP50 Stealth W/ Dimarzio LF/CL
    SBMM SUB SB4 Red
    Former owner of...
    BONGO - 4HH (Rolls Burgandy), 4Hp ("Small EQ"/Medallion Gold), 4H (Ice Blue), 5HSp (White), 4H (Black Sugar), 4H (PDN Honeyburst)
    STINGRAY - 4H (30TH), 4H (Dargie Delight), 4H (VSB/BFR RW Neck), 5H (08 LE)
    STERLING - 4HH (Dargie Delight), 4H (Stealth), 4HS (Natural)
    25TH - 5HH (Venetian Red)
    BIG AL - 4SSS (Olive Gold)

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    No not at all. Apologies for the unintentional reference.
    Just a disorganized young guy selling thru CL that had
    put the sale item in a pawn shop and me thru the wringer
    to finalize the sale. Which went thru yesterday, two days
    before redemption. Thankfully. A very nice instrument at
    1/3 normal retail.
    5 control knobs-musicman-stingray5-piezo-1-8-17-50-jpg

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    OH DAMN!!!! I've always been interested in the Piezo equipped basses. Many of the companies that offered them stopped, so they are hard to come by these days.
    2007 Stingray 5 HS Cherry Burst / Maple fretboard / 3 Band EQ / Ceramic Pickups
    2012 Stingray 5 H Pearl Blue / Rosewood Fretboard/ 3 Band EQ/ AlNiCo Pickup
    2012 Steve Morse Signature Morse Blueburst / Rosewood FB
    2012 Luke III SSH Vintage Sunburst / Rosewood Neck

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbonesullivan View Post
    OH DAMN!!!! I've always been interested in the Piezo equipped basses. Many of the companies that offered them stopped, so they are hard to come by these days.
    Yes- it's like they've gone extinct. Retailers, bay, Reverb... Japan has 'em- at ridiculous prices.
    In this case, initially was unaware that this SR5 had a Piezo. I was interested more in the SR5 Classic
    body style since I have '76 and '88 Rays and thought the SR5 guard to be gaudy and heard the 3way's
    tended to need maintenance. But a renegotiated price sealed the deal. Then I noticed the extra knob...
    The Piezo adds a modern scoop tone (I suppose for slapping); compressor not withstanding.
    Love the flatter radius (faster) neck which plays more like my Modulus and Smith. Not sure why they're
    discontinued unless it wasn't cost effective. Don't know why Sterling discontinued the SBMM Ray35ca
    either- it's a great bass too. Neither instrument has the "Holy Grail" tone I have in the vintage 2band 4's.
    There is still Nordstrand, ummm... Emperor Joseph II: "Well...there it is."

    Post Script. Contacted AJ @ CS and inquired availability of black oem Piezo bridge as it would improve look.
    "Tie the room together". Sadly... no... no. Ordered a tort guard since might also become extinct...
    EBMM Stingray5 Piezo black w rosewood.
    SBMM Ray35CA Vintage Cream w rosewood.
    Vintage '76/ '77 Sunburst w maple Musicman SR.
    Vintage '88 Trans teal w rosewood EB Musicman SR.

    Boris The Blade "Heavy is reliable- heavy is good. If it doesn't work you can always hit him with it."

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    IIRC there never was a black piezo bridge
    S.U.B. SL4 - SR4p FL [x2] - SR4HH FL [Moses neck]
    SL4p FL [x2] - SL4HS FL - SL4HS FL [Moses neck]
    SR5HS alnico - SR5p FL ceramic [x2] - Bongo4Hp FL

    "Too many basses is never enuf"

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