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Thread: New Stingray in the wild!!

  1. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by GregP View Post
    JNow I'm wondering, will the EBMM Sterling 4 get the 18V Circuit/Neo pickups too? It seems to be the only active bass left in the line w/a 9V preamp. As a Sterling is my main bass...I'm excited for the future ;-)
    To me the biggest difference between a Stingray and a Sterling is the Alnico vs Ceramic pickups. Changing a Sterling to get the "18V Circuit/Neo pickups" would not end up different from a Stingray Special.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmang View Post
    To me the biggest difference between a Stingray and a Sterling is the Alnico vs Ceramic pickups. Changing a Sterling to get the "18V Circuit/Neo pickups" would not end up different from a Stingray Special.
    Well...one major difference between the Stingray and the Sterling is in the difference between Parallel vs Series wiring of the different pickup combinations. On an SR HH, all of the pickup combinations are wired in Parallel whereas on the Sterling the wiring is in Series for most of the pickup switch positions (that is, for 2 pickup models anyway).

    One thing that would be super awesome on one of the new SR Specials would be a switch or button to change between Parallel and Series.

    In any case, I can't wait to try out one of the new SR Specials. I have a friend who is waiting on one so I'm looking forward to checking it out. I haven't had any G.A.S. for a new bass for a long time but this new one has me seriously interested.

    Bongo 5H, BFR Roasted, Black Sugar
    Bongo 5Hp Fretless, Mahogany, Roasted, Honey Burst

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    Ernie Ball 2018 StingRay Special Bass - YouTube
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    Since when are block inlays and binding available?
    And what is that flamey 5er at the wall?

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    1979 StingRay natural maple

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    Played one today at Sweetwater, the surf green one. Played superb, although I would set up differently. Very easy to get several tones I would find useful. Mostly (for me) using only the mid and bass bands. Much superior to a reg Stingray IMO as to useable tone. I am not a fan of the clank, although is a way to cut thru a dense mix, for sure. I bet they sell a ton of these.



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    > No d-tuner needed on a 5 string!

    I actually like flipping mine to low-A or A-flat occasionally.
    93 SR 5 H trans teal fretless
    90 SR 5 H trans red fretted* (orig. lined fl)
    07 SR 5 HH Dargie I
    07 SR 5 Hp black fretless, white pg
    08 SR 4 HH BFR Redwood top, mahogany neck
    09 SR 5 H Dargie II, ebony fb
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    09 Reflex 5 rosewood neck & top
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    70s EB Earthwood acoustic bass
    72 EB Earthwood acoustic guitar

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    These are looking really cool. So roasted necks are the norm now?
    2014 Sterling 5H Black w/ Maple - F28653
    2001 Sterling 4H Blue Dawn w/ Maple - F04289
    2015 Stingray 4H SLO Special Black Cherry w/ Rosewood - E96203
    2011 Classic Stingray 5H Lake Tahoe Blue


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    Quote Originally Posted by nurnay View Post
    These are looking really cool. So roasted necks are the norm now?
    For the new Stingray line, yes they are. I would think that many of the models are going to go that way.
    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
    2012 Luke III SSH Vintage Sunburst / Rosewood Neck

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    I believe that the Hipshot BT-13 will fit the new tuners, we pushed hard to get it for the Bongo, and Ernie Ball and Hipshot delivered: BT13 Bass Xtender – Hipshot Products

    Tom

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    Placed my order with Sweetwater yesterday! Rebooting my arsenal with an Aqua Sparkle Stingray Special 5H!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bass Control View Post
    Placed my order with Sweetwater yesterday! Rebooting my arsenal with an Aqua Sparkle Stingray Special 5H!
    Any chance you can post some pics when you get it? I'm having a hard time getting an accurate perception of the color. Seems like it's totally different in every picture/video I see it in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_eigensheep View Post
    Any chance you can post some pics when you get it? I'm having a hard time getting an accurate perception of the color. Seems like it's totally different in every picture/video I see it in.
    A lot of Music Man finishes are hard to photograph accurately. Best thing to do is to try and check things out in person if possible.

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