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    2019 Fretless Stingray...Deal of the Year!!!!

    Is it just me or is it absolutely freakin' fantastic that we can get this beautiful BFR product for the same price as a Bongo HH?! Thank you, EBMM! :-)

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    It is indeed an amazing offering, but mostly I'm happy it wasn't fretted or I´d be in real trouble...
    bovinehost: Yes, I do agree with that, but if there's nothing wrong then there's nothing wrong.
    Beth: I would compare Bongo to Tommy Lee Jones. Bad a$$ and just hot in a weird way...
    cheezewiz: They should take their lace thongs off and play bass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strummer View Post
    It is indeed an amazing offering, but mostly I'm happy it wasn't fretted or I´d be in real trouble...
    Word. That thing is unbelievable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GregP View Post
    Is it just me or is it absolutely freakin' fantastic that we can get this beautiful BFR product for the same price as a Bongo HH?! Thank you, EBMM! :-)

    Ball Family Reserve | Ernie Ball Music Man
    So are you getting one?
    bovinehost: Yes, I do agree with that, but if there's nothing wrong then there's nothing wrong.
    Beth: I would compare Bongo to Tommy Lee Jones. Bad a$$ and just hot in a weird way...
    cheezewiz: They should take their lace thongs off and play bass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strummer View Post
    So are you getting one?
    No sir. I've learned my lesson with fretless basses.

    I do, however, have a new Music Man instrument on the way!

    (It's got frets.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by strummer View Post
    So are you getting one?
    It's beautiful but I've already found a bass that fits me perfectly....My Caprice :-)
    The stingray is a fabulous instrument but the Caprice's 1.5" nut width and neck profile just fits me so much better. I even like it better than the Sterling's neck :-P

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    Beautiful looking bass, grain in the wood is amazing, it doesn’t look real almost.
    Fretless isn’t my thing but players out there who are have some nice offerings coming their way

    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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    I definitely want one of these fretless StingRays. I will get one as soon as possible.

    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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    We are talking about the roasted flame maple fretless? I was in Sam ASh in Manhattan about a month ago, played it on a Saturday for almost an hour. Stayed up all night thinking about it. Went back the next day and used some "creative financing" to purchase it.

    Its an amazing bass, my first music man also. I wasn't sure about the bridge only pickup at first as I like a deep bass sound at times but Im able to get sound out of it Im happy with.

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    Currently not a fretless player, but I'd grab one of these of course. Man, it's stunning.
    I love Red Paint.

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    Not merely eye candy ... it's "wood porn" !

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    OTOH, reading my own sig line, I count a
    dozen FL MM's ... not a loser in the bunch.
    So, I'd easily recommend this new one to
    any player, for any purpose. All versions
    of FL MM's are insanely versatile. I fail to
    understand why FL is no longer a normal
    option anymore :-( Anywho, don't miss a
    "last chance" at getting a new one !
    Last edited by Golem; 11-26-2019 at 09:28 PM.
    S.U.B. SL4 - SR4p FL [x3] - SR4HH FL [Moses neck]
    SL4p FL [x2] - SL4HS FL - SL4HS FL [Moses neck]
    SR5HS alnico - SR5p FL ceramic [x2] - Bongo4Hp FL [x2]

    "Too many basses is never enuf"

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    Quote Originally Posted by glocke12 View Post

    Its an amazing bass, my first music man also.
    I wasn't sure about the bridge only pickup at
    first as I like a deep bass sound at times but
    Im able to get sound out of it Im happy with.
    FL is different ... stating the obvious ... and a
    major difference is the effect of PU location.
    I share your concern about a "deep" sound,
    but with FL the stand SR4 1H PU location is
    not really a "bridge-only PU". In the realm of
    FL basses, it's hardly a bridge-hugger.

    Browse the web and look at some dedicated
    FL bass designs, rather than FL basses that
    are just normal fretted designs but minus the
    frets. You'll find plenty of FL-specific basses
    with dual PUs, with BOTH of them crowded
    up against the bridge ... way closer than the
    PU on your new MM :-)

    Years ago, I could never understand why MM
    basses were so highly regarded. Every time I
    messed with one, it was way too brite for my
    taste. I knew there was a niche for brite tone,
    but couldn't see the MM as a general purpose
    bass. AND THEN ... I encountered my first FL
    Stingray, and bought it, on the spot !

    Here's an example, dual PUs both located in
    the space corresponding to the empty space
    between your MM 1H PU and the MM bridge.
    Thaz a 25 "fret" neck, so those PUs crowd the
    bridge more than you might initially estimate.
    I have exactly such a bass but I would NEVER
    want the fretted version !

    2019 Fretless Stingray...Deal of the Year!!!!-thumb-bn5-fl-jpg
    Last edited by Golem; 11-26-2019 at 10:02 PM.
    S.U.B. SL4 - SR4p FL [x3] - SR4HH FL [Moses neck]
    SL4p FL [x2] - SL4HS FL - SL4HS FL [Moses neck]
    SR5HS alnico - SR5p FL ceramic [x2] - Bongo4Hp FL [x2]

    "Too many basses is never enuf"

    Golem is NOT engaging in social networks.

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