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    Thumbs up NBD: StingRay Special

    Didn't like the last I ordered, but definitely like this one!

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    I love Red Paint.

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    Love NBD’s !
    Nice choice, congratulations

    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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    Thanks!
    I love Red Paint.

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    Very Nice!!! What color of red is that.

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    Copper Red.

    I love Red Paint.

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    Congrats!

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    Nice!!! Looks awesome!
    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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    Thanks, guys.
    I'm REALLY thinking about keeping only this bass plus my EBMM Caprice. One active with maple fingerboard and rounds, one passive with rosewood fingerboard and flats. I can't think of a better couple, in terms of versatility.
    I love Red Paint.

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    Beautiful bass!
    I prefer the maple board myself...I wanted to like the ebony but it just didn't speak to me. That maple has such clarity! Oh and I have a rosewood Caprice too :-) you've got a superb combo there.

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    That 'Dropped Copper' finish is outstanding!!
    Balls are Best!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GregP View Post
    Beautiful bass!
    I prefer the maple board myself...I wanted to like the ebony but it just didn't speak to me. That maple has such clarity! Oh and I have a rosewood Caprice too :-) you've got a superb combo there.
    Yes, it's a very functional combo.

    Quote Originally Posted by xjbebop View Post
    That 'Dropped Copper' finish is outstanding!!
    It's even better in person, believe me. Thanks.
    I love Red Paint.

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    I really like the dropped copper finish. Congrats.

    I have a Special 5H incoming myself. If I may ask, what is it about this one that you like better than the first one?
    Stingray Special 5 H Classic Natural maple DOB 05/30/2018
    Stingray 4 H 2EQ Candy Red rosewood DOB 10/28/2012

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    Good question. I'll tell you the whole story.
    I started looking for Special Rays during this summer and finding one here in Italy was almost impossible. Even Thomann and other EU big shops had a VERY long waiting list.
    I've waited until one showed up and I eventually ordered a Black/Maple Special from the same shop where I bought my Caprice (another rare bass here, same story).
    Unfortunately, the bass arrived with a scratch on the back of the neck, both the bass and the case smelled like s**t and I guess the middle control was acting a little bit strange.
    Long story short... I sent it back and bought another bass (Fender Jazz) which was also on my list of basses I wanted to try.
    I love Red Paint.

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