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    BFR Old Smoothie Translucent Cream

    I'm very interested in buying one but all the pictures I see on the web doesn't look like translucent to me. I simply can't see the wood through the cream paint. Where I live can't see one in person. Is there anyone here that have one of these to tell me what it looks like? Can you see the wood grain through the paint like a Mary Kay? Thanks.
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    09 MM SR 4H LE BFR All Rosewood Neck Natural
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    10 SB R34 4H Siverburst
    15 SB R34 4H Mary Kaye
    17 SB SUB 4H Walnut Satin
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    18 MM SR 4H BFR Old Smoothie Trans Cream
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    Never see one of those (limited to 90 pieces) in person too.
    The Mary Kay Finishes were mostly done on Ash and the Smoothie has an alder body.
    Alder tends to have less grain than ash.
    The Stingray 5 30th Anniversary Bass should have the same finish - but ash body.
    But I would love to see pictures too.
    1979 StingRay natural maple

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bert View Post
    Never see one of those (limited to 90 pieces) in person too.
    The Mary Kay Finishes were mostly done on Ash and the Smoothie has an alder body.
    Alder tends to have less grain than ash.
    The Stingray 5 30th Anniversary Bass should have the same finish - but ash body.
    But I would love to see pictures too.
    I couldn't see the grain on the Stingray 5 39th also, but again, I never saw one in person.
    77 MM SR 4H Sunburst
    78 MM SR 4H Sunburst
    01 MM SR 4H NAMM 100th Inca Silver
    05 MM SR 4HH LE Buttercream
    06 MM SR 4HH LE Black
    06 MM SR 4H 30th TransRed
    06 MM SUB 5H Black
    08 MM SR 4H LE Ebony Black
    09 MM SR 4H LE BFR All Rosewood Neck Natural
    11 MM SR 5H LE CLASSIC Pearl White
    10 SB R34 4H Siverburst
    15 SB R34 4H Mary Kaye
    17 SB SUB 4H Walnut Satin
    17 MM SR 4H Stealth Unlined Fretless
    18 MM SR 4H BFR Old Smoothie Trans Cream
    18 MM SR 4H Gold Neck Through

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    Ones I saw could not see the grain. But still are gorgeous basses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmang View Post
    Ones I saw could not see the grain. But still are gorgeous basses.
    That's what I thought, thanks.
    77 MM SR 4H Sunburst
    78 MM SR 4H Sunburst
    01 MM SR 4H NAMM 100th Inca Silver
    05 MM SR 4HH LE Buttercream
    06 MM SR 4HH LE Black
    06 MM SR 4H 30th TransRed
    06 MM SUB 5H Black
    08 MM SR 4H LE Ebony Black
    09 MM SR 4H LE BFR All Rosewood Neck Natural
    11 MM SR 5H LE CLASSIC Pearl White
    10 SB R34 4H Siverburst
    15 SB R34 4H Mary Kaye
    17 SB SUB 4H Walnut Satin
    17 MM SR 4H Stealth Unlined Fretless
    18 MM SR 4H BFR Old Smoothie Trans Cream
    18 MM SR 4H Gold Neck Through

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    I have a stingray 5 30th anniversary.
    You can see some grain if you get up close and look really hard. Definitely not obvious though, and looks solid without a close inspection.

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    BFR Old Smoothie Translucent Cream-3f9def0d-0ac6-4865-9978-fd1968ad424a-jpg
    If you look real hard you can see some grain peeking through faintly.
    Hard to photograph.

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    It is SUBTLE, and if there's anything that correctly describes the "buttercream" finish, it's SUBTLE. It's just enough to give it a little pop, but not enough to overpower it. Just a truly well thought-out and nuanced color.

    I did see an anniversary SR5 at Guitar Center near Bethesda, and it really is a work of art. They put a lot of thought into the design of both the physical guitar, and the preamp. Yeah... magical. If I had my SR5H with me, I would have considered trading it in...
    2007 Stingray 5 HS Cherry Burst / Maple FB / 3 Band EQ / Ceramic Pickups
    2012 Stingray 5 H Pearl Blue / Rosewood FB / 3 Band EQ/ AlNiCo Pickup
    2012 Steve Morse Morse Blueburst / Rosewood FB
    2012 Luke III SSH Vintage Sunburst / Rosewood Neck

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