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    Ernie ball musicman stingray

    Hi, im very new to this so i hope this works.

    I just recently purchased a 2nd hand ernie ball musicman stingray and was wondering if anyone could help me identify if its real or fake.
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    Last edited by Dan2211; 12-07-2019 at 10:19 PM.

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    Hi. In my opinion it's not an Ernie Ball Music Man Sting Ray. The tuners, string retainer and logo aren't right. The "Made in San..." logo on rear isn't right and is in also the wrong position.

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    Do you have pictures of the rest of the bass? Particularly the neck plate is very important in identifying a real one from a fake.

    However, those tuners do not look right, and the logos do not look correct. I am very suspicious of this bass.
    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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    I’d say fake unfortunately, lots of things not looking right from the decals to the wood finish to the tuners.
    Can we have some more photos of the rest of the bass and also put the serial number though the data base and see what comes back

    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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    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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    Unfortunately I believe it’s a fake for several reasons. Tuners aren’t branded, “Made in...” in weird place, the front logo looks strange to me as well. Headstock is too elongated on the nut side. Hope you can get your $ back!
    Last edited by Samoht; 12-08-2019 at 05:34 PM.

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    Clearly fake.
    I love Red Paint.

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    Fake. Very fake. You should have posted pics of the whole body too, that would prove its fakeness even more. Return it!

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    Fake.
    Did the seller sell it as a genuine Musicman?
    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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    I think we lost the OP?
    I love Red Paint.

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    Probably just someone looking for info on a bass they were going to buy, or maybe even someone from a counterfeit company.

    Thing is, the counterfeits will never stand up to the originals.
    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 Dan2211 View Post
    Hi, im very new to this so i hope this works.

    I just recently purchased a 2nd hand ernie ball musicman stingray and was wondering if anyone could help me identify if its real or fake.
    Hi Dan2211, Judging from these photos, this is not a genuine Ernie Ball Music Man. We recommend only buying new instruments form authorized retailers. If you have any questions feel free to shoot me an email at customerexperience@ernieball.com.

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