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    NBD: 1978 Music Man Stingray

    Picked up a '78 MM Stingray this past friday and I can't put it down... My first MM bass and now being used as my main bass. It is in great shape. No damage other than the worn paint job from years of use. Have it cleaned up pretty good just a few more small touches. Going to play my first gig with it this Friday. Here are some pics.
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    Nice find and welcome aboard!
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    Beautiful bass! Welcome to the forum.

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    I had a 78 for a while, too. (Should have kept it.)

    Nice score and welcome to the madness!

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    Beautiful bass - bet it thumps! That and inca silver are my two favorite pre-EBMM finishes.

    Enjoy it in good health!

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    Saw that on TB, beautiful bass. Happy you are going to play it and not just let it set.

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    Hi first time user so hello to you all
    I have picked up 2 mm Basses
    1 is the 40th anniversary old smoothie which I actually had in the 70s ! But I have just picked up a interesting find
    It’s a 1979 inca silver stingray
    That has changed colour to a goldis green any info on this bass would be appreciated thanks it is original havei g some work done on it to fire on all cylinders thanks

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    Looks awesome! Congrats

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    Wow, that’s a beauty!
    Enjoy it !

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    Congratulations.
    I love Red Paint.

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    Seeing this really has me gassing for a Stingray Classic. Daaanngggg.
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