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    Talking Stop what you’re doing and go get a New Stingray Special!

    Seriously, you can thank me later.

    I’m a fanboi, I admit it but Godamn if this company doesn't consistently swing for the fences and connect. I am a HUGE SR5 fanatic and I totally whiffed on the Special when it was introduced. I was like ah here we go..... New Coke. Gonna go ahead and eff up a Classic by “improving” it. Well I guess at some point I need to learn to not doubt BP and his team of Zenlike Yodas.

    I recently got a SR5 HH Special and I’ll be Damned if this beast isn’t taking my beloved SR5 and sprinkling magic fairy dust all over it. I still haven’t changed the position switch from the center spot and the EQ knobs are still set flat because it sounds so good I can’t make myself change anything. Ok I did listen to the other positions for a second when I first got it. Just to hear how great they sounded too and went right back to the center.

    The first weekend I got it I played a big old time Nashville type show run by Jimmy Dean’s widow (yeah the sausage guy). The professional FOH sound crew and the other musicians kept telling me how amazing it sounded and I was like no kidding. Manager told me it was the best bass sound he had heard in the theatre in some time.

    So look, if you’re like me and are an old set in your ways curmudgeon and don’t think the Special could be any better than the original..... I’m hear to tell you it’s not the case. That 18v pre and those pickups are astounding and the neck....,OMG! Just go check one out. Please.
    Last edited by armybass; 03-31-2019 at 12:59 AM. Reason: Mistakes

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    Good morning! Now, if I remember correctly, most of your basses have the same finish... natural, I believe? Is the new one natural?

    That was an excellent public service message but it would be so much better with pictures. There's no fault in being a fanboi when there is so much to be a fan of!

    Congrats on the new bass and all of the compliments you received about it.

    2018 Axis - BFR - Buckeye Burl
    2017 Morse - BFR - Dark Lord - Tahitian Blue
    2017 StingRay 5 - 30th Anniversary - Buttercream
    2013 Albert Lee - BFR - Pinkburst
    2013 Luke III - PDN - emerald green sparkle with an all rosewood neck
    2012 Morse - BFR - Dark Lord
    2012 Axis - PDN - Honeyburst
    2011 Axis - BFR - Black Sugar Roasted
    2009 Axis - Pink Quilt (Oinky)
    2006 StingRay - 30th Anniversary fretless
    1996 StingRay - 20th Anniversary

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    Thanks Scott!
    Two requests, please
    Please contact customer service prior to posting instrument issues
    Please don't PM me
    Thanks

    Please dont add me as a friend on facebook....my life is an open book here as it is.

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    Stingray 4H - Black Sparkle, rosewood, matching headstock - DOB 5/9/02 (sold)
    Bongo 4H - Candy Red - DOB 5/24/06
    Big Al 4 H Black, Completely Rosewood Neck, Black Pickguard - DOB 01/31/2014


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    Shameless fanboi here, nothing wrong with finding something you like and sticking to it !
    Bass sounds nice, can we have some photos please!

    StingRay 4HH. SapphireBlack.2006
    StingRay 4H. Buttercreme. 2005
    StingRay 4H. ”SunBlue”. 2005
    Bongo 4H. Sapphire Black. 2005
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    Did what I was told for a change....

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    SR Special 5 "Classic Natural" born 5/30/2018 (For Sale)
    SR H "Redwood" born 8/6/2008
    SR5 HS "Dargie Delight" born 2/28/2007
    SR5 Classic "Vintage White" born 5/17/2010
    SUB5 "Graphite" born 4/1/2005
    SR5 H LF "Black" born 4/1/2003
    SR H "Orange Firemist" born 1/28/2009
    SUB1 H "Graphite" born 1/27/2005
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    I have one on order! What was it Tom Petty said about waiting?

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