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    Steve Araujo Playing 1975 Stingray Prototype


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    Just came across this video yesterday, and thankfully did a search before reposting the link

    That pickup looks very similar to the new passive pickup used in the Cutlass & Caprice (screenshot from the video):
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    Boy, he sure handled that bass "nicely".

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    This Bass totally looks like it could be built in 2018... incredible.

    90s Stingray Teal with birdseye maple neck.

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    Anyone else notice that this "Stingray No.1" from the MM vault features a three-band EQ, rather than a two-band?

    Image captured from the recent video, The Stingray Story - How & Why Music Man Updated Their Classic Bass - YouTube

    I wonder about the story behind that... perhaps a retrofit sometime along the way??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monahan View Post
    Anyone else notice that this "Stingray No.1" from the MM vault features a three-band EQ, rather than a two-band?

    Image captured from the recent video, The Stingray Story - How & Why Music Man Updated Their Classic Bass - YouTube

    I wonder about the story behind that... perhaps a retrofit sometime along the way??
    Yes, I noticed that too. I assume 'StingRay No. 1" is referring to the EBMM era, and indeed you can see from the neck it's not a pre-Ernie Ball.

    As far as I know, the 3-band didn't start until about 1987. This being probably a 1984 or thereabouts, it's a good question... Maybe someone from the company can shed light on this?
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    String Ray No.1 is the fist after EB bought MM. It would have had a 2EQ. It was latter fitted with the 3EQ.

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