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    Questions about the new 2018 Stingray

    The specs on the new 2018 Stingray 4 look very impressive! I have a couple of questions about it. Are the pre-amp and pickup the same as what's in the Bongo? With the weight reduction in the hardware, does anyone know what the average weight if the 4 string will be? I'm guessing at slightly under 9 lbs?

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    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.

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    Thanks for the quick reply JayDawg! I was going to get an Old Smoothie, but now I'm definitely waiting to try the new Stingrays first.

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    I read that the pickups are neodymium like the bongo, but they are wound to stingray specs. So, it won't just be a bongo that looks like a stingray.
    2007 Stingray 5 HS Cherry Burst / Maple fretboard / 3 Band EQ / Ceramic Pickups
    2012 Stingray 5 H Pearl Blue / Rosewood Fretboard/ 3 Band EQ/ AlNiCo Pickup
    2012 Steve Morse Signature Morse Blueburst / Rosewood FB
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbonesullivan View Post
    I read that the pickups are neodymium like the bongo, but they are wound to stingray specs...
    My understanding as well.

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    That is correct.

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    2/3/4 band?
    - Ritch
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    I think it is still 3 band

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    Maybe it's too early to ask but nevertheless:
    Will it be possible to order a charging green 4H with rosewood fretboard and matching headstock?
    Thanks!
    2004 EBMM Bongo 5HH Desert Gold w/ Orange Swirl PG
    1983 Music Man StingRay Bass Black&Maple

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    Quote Originally Posted by vates View Post
    Maybe it's too early to ask but nevertheless:
    Will it be possible to order a charging green 4H with rosewood fretboard and matching headstock?
    Thanks!
    Sorry, looks like Charging Green is only available with a Maple board and plain headstock at the moment.

    For that matter, I don't see any matching headstocks available in the new Stingray colors.
    Owner, Rocket Music
    www.RocketMusic.net

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    Thanks, Greg!
    2004 EBMM Bongo 5HH Desert Gold w/ Orange Swirl PG
    1983 Music Man StingRay Bass Black&Maple

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    My pleasure, Serge!
    Owner, Rocket Music
    www.RocketMusic.net

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    How long does it normally take for the MM webpage to be updated after NAMM.

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    My guess.
    Stingray: 3-Band
    Classic: 2-Band
    1979 StingRay natural maple

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    Quote Originally Posted by RocketMusic View Post
    Sorry, looks like Charging Green is only available with a Maple board and plain headstock at the moment.

    For that matter, I don't see any matching headstocks available in the new Stingray colors.

    Correct and correct.


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