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Thread: NBD: BFR Redwood StingRay

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    NBD: BFR Redwood StingRay

    TL;DR - Oooo! Shiny! All my favourite stuff in one Bass. I can stop looking, I have everything I need :-)

    I spent some time in Northern California around this time last year. We visited a redwood forest and had a tour & talk. I really loved the look of the redwood and thought it'd make a beautiful Bass. I was there to pick up a neck-through StingRay, my first Bass and something I've really enjoyed playing. It was a great time, with good family; the first time I ever played my StingRay was up in the woods around Sebastapol, with some great Swampy Blues dudes, everything about that trip and that bass was just beautiful memories.

    I had a Jazz-type 5-string for a while, never really liked it, it was just to big and wide and cumbersome, I really wasn't ready for a 5. Then, at rehearsal last week, my current StingRay went on the blink and I had to play the 5. It was like driving a car with two clutch-pedals. As I dove for the open E...BOOM! went the low B. Not a good night. By rehearsal last night I'd restrung it E-A-D-G-and-sod-taking-off-that-last-G and got through ok. But that neck is massive.

    So, last week it's clear I need a back up Bass. I knew these redwoods were around, but I hadn't looked in earnest. I was so lucky to find one in Oz, let alone an HH. It arrived today and I slipped it out of the box and slipped in the TM5 which was taken in trade, RTS.









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    Quote Originally Posted by Ox Boris View Post
    I can stop looking, I have everything I need
    Almost everything. I'ts not a neck-through.

    Big Poppa, if you dare make a NT Redwood Stingray, you and I will have words.
    Probably at the factory where the least you could do for your act of blatant provocation, is to give me a tour before delivering it personally, wrapped in at least 3 of the Nolan Sisters.
    Last edited by Ox Boris; 04-27-2017 at 05:35 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bert View Post
    I like the look of the redwood one better.
    It's used and no case queen. The barcode sticker is missing.
    There are two laminated barcodes in the case. What are they?
    Quote Originally Posted by Bert View Post
    Cool that someone played such a collectors item.
    This one's getting played. They're both getting played til I die!
    Quote Originally Posted by Bert View Post
    Only the binding have to be glued back on.
    Attachment 31639
    (I could be wrong, just the picture I see).
    It's good.
    Last edited by Ox Boris; 04-27-2017 at 06:14 AM.

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    Congrats.

    Nice. Good pics too.
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    Great!!!
    1979 StingRay natural maple

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    These are beautiful basses and I could understand treating it like a baby, but that's not me. I have a few basses that simply cannot be replaced or duplicated - but they're basses, so I play them. I think that's what they're FOR.

    Congratulations. Always loved the way those look.

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    Am I the only one who doesn't see any pics? Congrats anyway, those are sweet.

    1998 Sterling 4H honeyburst lined fretless
    2006 30th Anniversary Stingray
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    2014 Big Al 4SSS inca silver w/full rosewood neck

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    Quote Originally Posted by muggsy View Post
    Am I the only one who doesn't see any pics? Congrats anyway, those are sweet.
    The links for the pics are from my fb page. If that makes a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ox Boris View Post
    The links for the pics are from my fb page. If that makes a difference.
    Ah, that explains it. I couldn't see them at work because FB is blocked. I see them now. Very nice!

    1998 Sterling 4H honeyburst lined fretless
    2006 30th Anniversary Stingray
    2014 Bongo 4HSp neptune blue w/roasted maple neck
    2014 Big Al 4SSS inca silver w/full rosewood neck

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    Really cool BFR, especially like that neck!

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    Nice!!

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    Very nice! Great pics

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaseyBall View Post
    Really cool BFR, especially like that neck!
    Well, look who's here. "newbie" made me giggle a bit. Shall I change your status?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bovinehost View Post
    Well, look who's here. "newbie" made me giggle a bit. Shall I change your status?
    Being the youngest means I'm forever a newbie.

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    True, but I can fix that on the forum, at least. Pick a title!

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