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  1. #16

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    I love the color and I like the little spot you wore off with your thumb. It adds character.

    The winters are very dry where I live so I need to run a humidifer 24/7 all winter. Do you run one year round to fight the dry climate of your location?

    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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    No, I live off grid with a very modest solar array. Right now I can only run my fridge while the sun shines as my batteries are nearing the end of their life. I have used a bag of damp rice in the case in the past. I have a 30 year old Martin acoustic that isnt showing any issues so I think I am safe there.
    I had Some more pics but couldnt get em to upload. This bass has been may best friend for over 30 years unfortunately she smells like every dive bar in the south east US. I also had a fretless 4 string translucent wine... 1996 I think. Man that neck was smooth ( gun oil finish ) but I could never really bond with it. It had a 3 band eq which was cool. All in all I think it was the flat wounds that turned me off. I like the growl and bite of RW. I would like to try it again now that my tastes have mellowed a bit and now instead of Steve Harris and Geddy Lee I find my self really appreciating James Jamerson.

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    I've got a couple of six-stringers from the '80s with skunk stripes, and I can feel the ridge on them. They're both Fenders, and a lot of Fender owners assured me that it's not uncommon and nothing to worry about. So far, I've seen no issues in performance, and it doesn't really affect the playability for me.
    My stuff:
    2007 Axis Pacific Blue Burst (9/25/07)
    2016 Axis SS Starry Night PDN (11/23/16)
    2016 Axis SS Semi-Hollow Trans Teal one-off (6/8/16)
    2018 Axis BFR Steel Blue No. 45 (9/18/18)
    2010 JP6 Mystic Dream (6/22/10)
    1989 Fender HM Strat HSS Blackstone
    2016 Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Caribbean Night
    1995 Washburn N2 Padauk Stain
    2017 Taylor 224ce-K DLX Koa
    SBMM JP70 Trans Purpleburst
    SBMM S.U.B. SB4 Black

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    Yeah I heard the same thing. She is definitely stable. She stays in tune for years at a time and I play regularly. Its not the stability its the preoccupation with that edge that bothers me...like a bump on your tongue. Speaking of stability I once had a Rick 4003 that one day you could put your finger between the strings and the neck. A week later the strings were laying on the frets.....and that sucker had 2 truss rods. Mine stingray has been like this for 10 years or so.....but I am on a mission to be done with it. So far the sand, oil and wax is playing nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcl View Post
    ... So far the sand, oil and wax is playing nice.
    That’s good news!

    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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