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    Classic Series EBMM, Cured any desire I had to own Pre EB Music Man.

    I love the old Stingrayís and have had quite a few. Some were better than others but none of them were as solid and authoritative as my Classic Series Stingray. These are incredible instruments that have the look that us nostalgic type love but has EBMMís quality and craftsmanship that the original basses donít compare to in my humble opinion. My Classic Series Musicman Basses are the best feeling, playing and sounding Basses I own. Iím fortunate to have a Classic Sabre, Sterling, Stingray and my Classic Series Stingray 5 is on order. If you havenít tried one..... you owe it to yourself. Iíll post a family photo once they are all here.

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    The breast cancer awareness bass that I own is a Stingray Classic. I love it. Out of all of my basses, it sits in the mix the very best!

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    Quote Originally Posted by armybass View Post
    I love the old Stingray’s and have had quite a few. Some were better than others but none of them were as solid and authoritative as my Classic Series Stingray. These are incredible instruments that have the look that us nostalgic type love but has EBMM’s quality and craftsmanship that the original basses don’t compare to in my humble opinion. My Classic Series Musicman Basses are the best feeling, playing and sounding Basses I own.

    Totally agree. My 1978-79 Pre (although it's a great Bass) comes nowhere near my two Classics...and Old Smoothie.

    They're KEEPERS. Period






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    Now we just need fretless added as an option to the Classic line. LOL

    I'd order a fretless Classic Stingray 4 for myself in a heartbeart.
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    Yes sir Greg and I’d have to back in time and order a Classic Sabre Fretless. Got to get my Tony Franklin on. LOL.

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    But I like what they are doing now and offering the Classic Stingray in different colors every year. Killin me man.

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    Those are some sweet lookers Gav! Still got the 89?

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    OLD SMOOTHIE. Why do you tempt me soooo??
    2007 Stingray 5 HS Cherry Burst / Maple fretboard / 3 Band EQ / Ceramic Pickups
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    2012 Luke III SSH Vintage Sunburst / Rosewood Neck

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    Quote Originally Posted by armybass View Post
    Those are some sweet lookers Gav! Still got the 89?
    Thanks Scott. 89 is another KEEPER. Initially substituted the preamp with a 1977 Black Epoxy but the 3EQ is very smooth so it's back to stock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod Trussbroken View Post
    Thanks Scott. 89 is another KEEPER. Initially substituted the preamp with a 1977 Black Epoxy but the 3EQ is very smooth so it's back to stock.
    And Gav hasn't even mentioned yet that his Old Smoothie is the lightest known to man!
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    89 Blub M 3bd
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    Quote Originally Posted by liverbird View Post
    And Gav hasn't even mentioned yet that his Old Smoothie is the lightest known to man!
    8.6 lbs. Couldn't believe my luck. It's my lightest.
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    I played my Old Smoothie tonight. My goodness that is the best damn playing bass I’ve ever had. Every time I play it I’m inspired to play something new. It just feels so good. Mmmmmmmmm

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    I always thought that I’d love to own a 1979 StingRay (year I was born). I went to see one and to cut a long story short being used to 2005era StingRays it was a total let down, I couldn’t see myself ever using it. The practicality of it along with the heavy price tag...... would still like one for various reasons but when it comes time to part with the cash perhaps I don’t want one that badly. The classic on thd other hand, best of everything

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