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    Classic Series Stingray rules

    I have several great EBMM Basses and I love each one of them and use them regularly to gig. But the one bass that continues to shine a little brighter is my 2017 Classic Stingray. It is strung with flats and I play it regularly through a 100 watt tube amp with a single 15. I am in tonal nirvana each time I play this bass. It is so smooth yet authoritative. I used it last night on my NYE gig and it was such a joy to play. When you play a bass like this that inspires you musically it is just an unmatched experience.

    I have assigned my Basses particular roles in certain groups or gigs I play so that I get to rotate often and enjoy each one. I look forward to the gigs I get to play this bass on.

    Thanks EBMM for continued excellence and keeping the magic alive for us players.

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    I don't need another bass. I don't need another bass. I don't need another Bass. I don't need another bass.

    I also can't decide between the classic series and "old Smoothie"
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbonesullivan View Post
    I don't need another bass. I don't need another bass. I don't need another Bass. I don't need another bass.
    I can say unequivocally that 'need' has nothing to do with it.

    I have basses I haven't played for YEARS....but I still want them.

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    Need has nothing to do with it lol ��

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    Quote Originally Posted by bovinehost View Post
    I can say unequivocally that 'need' has nothing to do with it.

    I have basses I haven't played for YEARS....but I still want them.
    Absolutely Jack. I want them all lol. Because they are all a joy to play and each one a treat. Same as a love for fine vehicles and adult beverages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbonesullivan View Post
    I also can't decide between the classic series and "old Smoothie"
    I can help with that! Both! That’s what I did. My Old Smoothie has rounds and sounds fantastic and my Classic Stingray has flats. I highly recommend that pairing.

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    Classics are killer Basses. So....I have two (plus Old Smoothie, of course, and others)
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    Same here Gav. Well I mean I have one Classic Ray, a Classic Sterling and two Classic Sabres and an Old Smoothie. I have a Classic Stingray 5 on order too. The Classic series just speaks to what I love about EBMM.

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    Please forgive my ignorance, but what is it about the Classic Stingray that shines brighter than the modern Stingray? (Not challenging you or defending the modern Stingray -- just asking because I have no experience with the Classic Stingray.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eilif View Post
    Please forgive my ignorance, but what is it about the Classic Stingray that shines brighter than the modern Stingray? (Not challenging you or defending the modern Stingray -- just asking because I have no experience with the Classic Stingray.)
    In my opinion it probably comes down to the Classic's 2 band EQ over the Modern 3 band EQ.They are two different beasts but I prefer the tone of the 2 band Classic it is not as zingy as the 3 band.

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    Can't you get the standard stingray 4H with a 2 band EQ? Only real difference is that it would have the center detent, which the classic series does not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbonesullivan View Post
    Can't you get the standard stingray 4H with a 2 band EQ? Only real difference is that it would have the center detent, which the classic series does not.
    Yep. The standard SR4H has the option of either the 2EQ or 3EQ preamp.
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    Neck, finish, preamp ..... it feels like a brand new 1976 Stingray with all of the modern advancements.
    I’m not saying I don’t like the modern Stingrays. I have two of them now. But I’m old school and I preferr the Classic Series Basses. They are perfect for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbonesullivan View Post
    Can't you get the standard stingray 4H with a 2 band EQ? Only real difference is that it would have the center detent, which the classic series does not.
    None of the 2 bands have a centre detent - only the 3 bands have that. I agree however that the Classics have that extra nagic from the details - lacquered neck, figured wood, chrome battery cover and truss rod wheel, old school logo, large bridge with mute assembly, no body contours. Quite a lot of difference.
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    I did not see anyone post any actual rules so I will get this started:

    Classic Stingray Rules...

    #1. Slightly engage mutes, all the time, no matter what.
    #2. Crank the high knob, then turn it a little more.
    BONGO 4H Tobacco Burst (2015 PDN)
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