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    New StingRay's any left handed models?

    Hey just throwing it out there, does anyone know if ErnieB will be making any left handed versions of the latest stingray models?
    I can find Sterlings but no new Stingrays in Left hand?
    Do I need it custom built?
    I've a 1980 pre Ernie B, Black Music Man StingRay Left handed, which I love, but I'd love a new one and open to swaps

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    No left handed Stingrays are in production right now. I wrote to MM customer service who said they were discussing LH Stingray Specials, so I'm optimistic we will see them introduced at some point.

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    We do still offer the Sterling bass left-handed and prior to 2015, we did offer a left-handed Stingray Bass. But the Stingray Special has not been offered in left-handed version. Keep an eye on our social media for any new products or updates.

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    I wanted a Stingray Special LH and I felt so excited when i read that is available in left handed version in the Spanish version of the website. Now i read you and I dont know what to do...
    I think i will buy the new Sterling lh bass, but i have some questions because i live in a village and I cant try any left handed bass in stores:
    - Is the sound very different?
    - The ceramic picks sound very different?
    Both basses costs the same, more or less, so It might be a good option. I mostly play rock/punk/ska

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tunante View Post
    I wanted a Stingray Special LH and I felt so excited when i read that is available in left handed version in the Spanish version of the website. Now i read you and I dont know what to do...
    I think i will buy the new Sterling lh bass, but i have some questions because i live in a village and I cant try any left handed bass in stores:
    - Is the sound very different?
    - The ceramic picks sound very different?
    Both basses costs the same, more or less, so It might be a good option. I mostly play rock/punk/ska
    A Sterling sounds like a StingRay 5-string,
    if the StingRay 5 is at least several yrs old.
    Those are the ceramic PU SR-5s. The later
    [and current] production has alnico PUs.

    There are plenty of those ceramic SR-5s
    in use, and in shops. Play one if you can.
    Avoid the B-string and you will hear what
    a Sterling 4-string sounds like :-)


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    There were SR5 players, some years ago,
    who loved the SR5 sound but did NOT at
    all like the SR4 sound. They played SR5s,
    even if they didn't need a B-string, just to
    get that sound.

    Ultimately, EBMM built a 4-string for those
    players who would play only SR5s ... for its
    sound, but NOT for the B-string. That new
    bass was called the Sterling 4-string and it
    exists today, unchanged.

    So, there's really two different versions of
    "StingRay sound" ... two modern versions.
    Then there's your old pre-EB StingRay, yet
    another version. So just WHAT IS StingRay
    sound anyway ? Clearly not just one sound.

    I expect you'd really love a Sterling 4 as a
    partner to your pre-EB SR4, and want to
    bring both to every gig.

    My sincere sympathy to you as a brother
    in left handedness, and sincere thanks to
    the brother who taught me to play right
    handed from the very beginning !
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    SL4p FL [x2] - SL4HS FL - SL4HS FL [Moses neck]
    SR5HS alnico - SR5p FL ceramic [x2] - Bongo4Hp FL

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