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    stingray 5HH

    Hi there
    I am thinking to buy a 2008 ray5 HH..According to serial number its from 5 march 2008.
    I know they went back to alnico in 2008, but it was from the start of the year?
    How can i find if this bass has ceramic or alnico?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wikifishy View Post
    Hi there
    I am thinking to buy a 2008 ray5 HH..According to serial number its from 5 march 2008.
    I know they went back to alnico in 2008, but it was from the start of the year?
    How can i find if this bass has ceramic or alnico?
    SR5s shipped as from 12 March 2008 have switched from Ceramic pickups to Alnico.
    Source: - Serials Sting Ray 5
    Yours could be one of the lasts with Ceramic. I would give them a call to look at their specific database.
    1979 StingRay natural maple

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    Are all of the pickup pole piece the same height?
    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 tbonesullivan View Post
    Are all of the pickup pole piece the same height?
    stingray 5HH-5-jpg

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    That looks like a Ceramic magnet pickup. The pole pieces on my Ceramic 2007 Stingray 5HS are all the same height, while my 2012 5H has them staggered
    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 wikifishy View Post
    Hi there
    I am thinking to buy a 2008 ray5 HH..According to serial number its from 5 march 2008.
    I know they went back to alnico in 2008, but it was from the start of the year?
    How can i find if this bass has ceramic or alnico?
    You can try using our serial number database to look up the production date of your guitar. You can find it on our website here: Serial Number Database | Ernie Ball Music Man

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