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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteDuBaldo View Post
    Correct and correct.


    This one looks gorgeous too
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    Quote Originally Posted by JayDawg View Post
    My understanding is yes, the preamp and pickups are the same as the Bongo. With the new aluminum hardware, the average weight reduction is around 1.5lbs.. I have not played a new one yet but from what I hear, the weight reduction is very, very noticeable.
    If it has a 3 band how is the preamp the same as a 4 band bongo pre? Did they just pick one of the mid bands? Also 1 or 2 batteries?
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    What Scott told me was the electronics on the new Stingrays are "bongo-ish". Clearly, the pickups are using the same magnets as the Bongo pickups - but are then wound differently. So while I haven't had a convo with him about the preamp, it stands to reason that it's "Bongo-ish" but not Bongo, thus the 3 band.

    I will stand by to be corrected if this is incorrect.

    And yes, an 18v preamp would require 2 9v batteries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteDuBaldo View Post
    Correct and correct.


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    I may have missed this but are there still the Classic Stingrays available? And if so, will they remain their specs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meypelnek View Post
    I may have missed this but are there still the Classic Stingrays available? And if so, will they remain their specs?
    Yep, those are still in production, and here are the colors available for 2018. I'm assuming the specs stayed the same, though I do have a note into EBMM to confirm that.

    StingRay Classic - Black - Figured Maple - Black Pickguard
    StingRay Classic - Black - Figured Rosewood - Black Pickguard
    StingRay Classic - Vintage Sunburst - Figured Maple - Black Pickguard
    StingRay Classic - Vintage Sunburst - Figured Rosewood - Black Pickguard
    StingRay Classic - Classic Natural - Figured Maple - Black Pickguard
    StingRay Classic - Classic Natural - Figured Rosewood - Black Pickguard

    StingRay5 Classic - Black - Figured Maple - Black Pickguard
    StingRay5 Classic - Black - Figured Rosewood - Black Pickguard
    StingRay5 Classic - Vintage Sunburst - Figured Maple - Black Pickguard
    StingRay5 Classic - Vintage Sunburst - Figured Rosewood - Black Pickguard
    StingRay5 Classic - Classic Natural - Figured Maple - Black Pickguard
    StingRay5 Classic - Classic Natural - Figured Rosewood - Black Pickguard
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    And that is confirmed. No spec changes to the following bass models for 2018:

    Stingray 4/5 Classic Basses
    Stingray Old Smoothie
    Stingray 4/5 Neck Through
    Modern Classic Basses
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    Quote Originally Posted by bovinehost View Post
    And yes, an 18v preamp would require 2 9v batteries.
    I have to try an 18v preamp stingray! Although I have a feeling my wallet wont want me to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxKlein40 View Post
    I have to try an 18v preamp stingray! Although I have a feeling my wallet wont want me to.
    The street price on the revamped StingRay starts at $1999
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    What finish is on the back of the roasted maple necks? Is it more like the Classics (at least the last time I played one) - no more gunstock oil?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by firecrasher View Post
    What finish is on the back of the roasted maple necks? Is it more like the Classics (at least the last time I played one) - no more gunstock oil?

    Thanks
    They have the oil & wax treatment
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    A question about maple/maple necks: is it a one-piece neck or the fingerboard is a separate piece of maple? thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by vates View Post
    A question about maple/maple necks: is it a one-piece neck or the fingerboard is a separate piece of maple? thanks
    I was about to confidently state that there's no skunk stripe on the back, so it must be a separate fingerboard... but then I figured I'd better go look at one of the Stingrays I have in stock.

    Man, it took me a minute to find the seam, they do a REALLY nice job of keeping the grain aligned. At first glance, I would've said without a doubt that there was not a separate fingerboard... but there is. They must saw the fingerboard from the neck block, then mill and install the truss rod, and then glue the fingerboard back on. And they must do all of that very carefully.
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    Got it, thanks!
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