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Thread: Blue Burst with White Headstock?

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    Blue Burst with White Headstock?

    I currently have a Black Stingray 5, a USA Geddy Jazz Bass, a '75 P-Bass I bought when I was 14, and a G&L 2500 Fretless. I've kinda had my eye out for a nice Stingray 4. I found one online that caught my interest. It's a '98 blueburst that looks to be in great shape. What caught my eye was the white painted headstock. White headstock on a blue burst? I've seen matching headstocks but never a painted one that DOES'NT match.

    Anyone got any info to share on that? Did the factory make em that way or did somebody swap the neck?Blue Burst with White Headstock?-mm-white-jpg

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    The neck appears to have come from another Bass (probably the 2005 Ltd Edition Buttercream). What is the serial number?
    Last edited by Rod Trussbroken; 09-17-2019 at 05:23 PM.

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    Looks like a ~90s body (poplar with blueburst), flea bridge and a newer neck with compensated nut.
    The logos from the 2005 Ltd Edition Buttercream were wine red (bit difficult to see in the pic).
    1979 StingRay natural maple

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    I was going to say the lettering on the 2005LE is burgundy, not sure if it was the same with a maple board though. Either way there are two basses making one.
    Put your serial number through the data base here.
    Serial Number Database | Ernie Ball Music Man
    That will give you some more information on how it started life

    StingRay 4HH. SapphireBlack.2006
    StingRay 4H. Buttercreme. 2005
    StingRay 4H. ”SunBlue”. 2005
    Bongo 4H. Sapphire Black. 2005
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    Ok. Ran the s/n. It was a 94 fretless. Apparently somebody ditched the fretless neck and found a replacement. Mystery solved! Thanks for the input!

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    It’s definitely got character!
    Enjoy it !

    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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