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    NBD: SR5 Special

    NBD:  SR5 Special-front-jpg

    The wait is over.

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    Awesome! One of my favorite finishes available.

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    Beautiful finish! Congrats.

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    This sucker is DEADLY. I mean, first, look at it. It's a bass boat!

    Heinz is by no means overly heavy but this thing is light. My shoulders just got happier about the string of 4 hour gigs we have this summer. And this is my first experience with the new tuners. You guys have to try them. The FEEL of them is exceptional. Maybe they're lighter than the old style tuners, but they feel heftier when you grab and twist. I like these tuners.

    I played for about two hours today, unable to stop. The entire bass just responds like a sports car. And you know me, I'm not going to use roundwounds but you should hear this with the bog-standard Slinkys. I might even leave them on for a while.

    Okay, no, that's a lie. I have a 5 string Cobalt Flat set.

    Will try to do some beauty shots tomorrow or so. It's gorgeous. It rocks. I never really look forward to gigs these days, but I kind of am now.

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    Happy NBD ! Love that finish

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

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    What a beauty (and a tone beast).
    Buncha Rays and Bongos

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    Does it come with sun glasses. Beautiful finish!

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    NBD:  SR5 Special-aqua180-jpg
    NBD:  SR5 Special-aqua162-jpg
    NBD:  SR5 Special-aqua186-jpg

    A bit better representation.

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    Very cool. Congrats!! The finish on those new pics look so sweet...I bet the kids will want to lick it.

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

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    enjoy!!! I've had mine for a few months...that roasted neck is a delight to wrap your hands around!

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    NBD:  SR5 Special-neckheelstingray5s-jpg

    SR5 1999 versus SR5 2019 neck heel.

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    NBD:  SR5 Special-weight_20thsr5-jpg

    NBD:  SR5 Special-weight_heinz-jpg

    NBD:  SR5 Special-weight_sr5special-jpg

    Weight improvement?

    Well YEAH.

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    That colour is fantastic
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    Stealth Black Bongo 6 HH - 22/03/2011
    Stealth Pearl Bongo 6 HH - 14/04/2015
    Firemist Purple Bongo 6 HH - 06/07/2017

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    Quote Originally Posted by bovinehost View Post
    NBD:  SR5 Special-aqua180-jpg
    NBD:  SR5 Special-aqua162-jpg
    NBD:  SR5 Special-aqua186-jpg

    A bit better representation.
    Fabulous - and congratulations. Wait until you play that in a gig - you'll be even more smitten - fabulous sound, playability, feel and the reduced weight is very noticeable.

    As well as under bright lights, that colour really pops under low lighting levels - as if it sucks up what light's there and fires it straight back at you!! Very cool
    Last edited by drTStingray; 06-16-2019 at 02:55 AM.
    2018 SR5HHS Cruz Teal - roasted/ebony
    2018 SR4HHS Aqua sparkle - roasted/ebony
    2016 SR4H 40th Anni Old Smoothie - Chocolate burst - maple
    2014 Neptune Blue Classic Sabre - roasted/maple, mahogany body
    2010 SR4 classic coral red/birdseye/maple with Flatwounds
    2008 Bongo 5HHp lava pearl/RW
    2007 SR4HH Blue Dawn LE/RW
    2003 SR5H Natural/maple
    2003 SR4H Natural/RW
    2003 US Sub 5H White/RW
    1993 SR4 Fretless Sunburst - birdseye maple/Pau Ferro
    1993 SR4 blueburst - flamed maple/maple

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    Thanks for the comparison pictures, quite the difference. Which one plays the best and which one sounds the best.

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