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    New roasted neck finish?

    Can someone tell me how the new roasted necks are finished please?
    The thing that makes playing my Sterling most pleasurable is the oiled/waxed neck.
    I am a little tempted to get a second new Sterling 4HH (vintage blue pearl) but I'm unclear as to how the roasted necks are finished. As no dealer here in UK has one in stock and will only accept pre-orders I don't want to splash out >£2k only to find I don't like the feel of the neck.
    Thanks

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    They are still finished with the "hand-rubbed gunstock oil and wax", same as before. Only a few select BFR runs with binding on the fretboard are satin finished.
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    Thank you for clearing that up for me.

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    I always thought roasted necks were all lacquered to give the finish depth. Only ever seen photos in this neck of the woods

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    Quote Originally Posted by danny-79 View Post
    I always thought roasted necks were all lacquered to give the finish depth. Only ever seen photos in this neck of the woods
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    Quote Originally Posted by danny-79 View Post
    I always thought roasted necks were all lacquered to give the finish depth. Only ever seen photos in this neck of the woods
    Depends on the model. I know that some of the guitar models had satin or gloss necks, and the Old Smoothie does, but the new Stingray Specials definitely have the oil and wax blend:

    StingRay Special | Basses | Ernie Ball Music Man
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by njhammer View Post
    New roasted neck finish?-59925581_911060902573823_8547234486704668672_n-jpg
    That looks very lacquered in the photo to me is it or isn’t it ?

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    StingRay 4H. Buttercreme. 2005
    StingRay 4H. ”SunBlue”. 2005
    Bongo 4H. Sapphire Black. 2005
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbonesullivan View Post
    Depends on the model. I know that some of the guitar models had satin or gloss necks, and the Old Smoothie does, but the new Stingray Specials definitely have the oil and wax blend:

    StingRay Special | Basses | Ernie Ball Music Man
    Thanks for that I will look that up next. Lacquered necks for me are just a no no. They can look great and be a main part of the finish giving the wood the depth but personally struggle with them

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    StingRay 4H. Buttercreme. 2005
    StingRay 4H. ”SunBlue”. 2005
    Bongo 4H. Sapphire Black. 2005
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    Quote Originally Posted by danny-79 View Post
    That looks very lacquered in the photo to me is it or isn’t it ?
    It's an oil/wax finish on the neck. Compare it to the lacquer finish on the body you should be able to see at the bottom of the photo.
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by njhammer View Post
    It's an oil/wax finish on the neck. Compare it to the lacquer finish on the body you should be able to see at the bottom of the photo.
    Yes, under closer looking you can just about see the line
    Beautiful looking neck btw

    StingRay 4HH. SapphireBlack.2006
    StingRay 4H. Buttercreme. 2005
    StingRay 4H. ”SunBlue”. 2005
    Bongo 4H. Sapphire Black. 2005
    GENZ-BENZ & ORANGE amps...

    https://www.facebook.com/DanSmithBassist/

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