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    Well That Was Fun...

    Last Fall (2018) I had a major change to my bass collection as I was downsizing, and trying new things. Ended up with a core collection that did not include Music Man (I've had a Stingray 4 sing 2013). Not because I didn't like the MM basses, rather an opportunity to own my personal Mcguffin-- a Rickenbacker 4003. Two actually.

    A year later I learned that my sentimental bass was getting in the way of my playing; the Rick has several quirks which were becoming burdensome. It was like dating Jennifer Anniston, and later discovering that that thing she does is really, really irritating. That may be stretching it a bit, but you get the picture

    Meanwhile, I discovered that our local shop had recently received a new Stingray Special in my favorite of all finishes-- Aqua Sparkle(!) So the shop owner is now with Jennifer... err-- rather, the Rickenbackers, and I am the happy owner of this new Stingray Special.

    Well That Was Fun...-srs1-jpg

    Just excited to be back in the Music Man camp and wanted to share it with y'all
    Last edited by Monahan; 12-06-2019 at 12:05 PM.

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    Welcome back to the family! You're better off without Jennifer anyway...

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    Thanks Daniel! I'm really happy to be back.

    I'm sure Jen is a wonderful woman, and hopefully she understands the analogy

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    I don't get on this forum much these days but welcome back, Monahan.
    That Aqua Sparkle is a nice color.
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    Cracking looking SR ! Nice one.

    StingRay 4HH. SapphireBlack.2006
    StingRay 4H. Buttercreme. 2005
    StingRay 4H. ”SunBlue”. 2005
    Bongo 4H. Sapphire Black. 2005
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinM View Post
    I don't get on this forum much these days but welcome back, Monahan.
    That Aqua Sparkle is a nice color.
    Quote Originally Posted by danny-79 View Post
    Cracking looking SR ! Nice one.
    Thanks guys!

    I took it out this weekend, and boy did it sound good at volume

    Thanks to the SRS 18v preamp and pickups, I'm itching to test drive a Bongo... funny how that works~

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    If the rick was Jen, this new one is Scarlett.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monahan View Post
    Thanks guys!

    I took it out this weekend, and boy did it sound good at volume

    Thanks to the SRS 18v preamp and pickups, I'm itching to test drive a Bongo... funny how that works~
    Bongo itch so soon
    Do it! You will not regret it

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

    https://www.facebook.com/DanSmithBassist/

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    Quote Originally Posted by five7 View Post
    If the rick was Jen, this new one is Scarlett.
    LOL! I'm okay with that

    Quote Originally Posted by danny-79 View Post
    Bongo itch so soon
    Do it! You will not regret it
    I've been keeping an eye out for one to try, but it's probably a few years down the road for me to own one... and there's the matter of Old Smoothie tributes that I'm quite fond of as well

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    I always say that Rickenbackers are like chairs made of antlers. Useful, yes, but.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monahan View Post
    I've been keeping an eye out for one to try, but it's probably a few years down the road for me to own one... and there's the matter of Old Smoothie tributes that I'm quite fond of as well
    It took me about 8yrs to finally get one. I’d either have the cash and couldn’t find one or the other way around. Glad I’ve finally got one. Need one in every colour and configuration now
    Beast of a tool, it just throws everything into the red. There needs a book writing. “How to tame your Bongo” lol

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

    https://www.facebook.com/DanSmithBassist/

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