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    Angry My 2003 MM sub made in the US .

    Hi. I'm confused by something.
    I recently bought a EBMM sub. with a very low serial number. My problem is that the headstock says that it's a stingray. There is no SUB indication at all. It simply has the same headstock as a stingray. As its a very early model ...perhaps its a missprint? Everything about it says Sub. 2EQ..textured body. It plays great and I have no complaints about it..but I just want to know what the double hockey sticks is going on with this guitar? Thanks a lot for reading and your help.

    Mythic.
    Last edited by Mythic; 12-27-2019 at 01:02 PM.

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    Pictures please

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    Sounds like a neck swap.

    Sacrificing a Ray to upgrade a SUB
    is kinda weird, but there is prolly a
    reason ... or reasonS. Thaz the tricky
    thing. Really hasta be TWO reasons.

    Two mysteries:
    How did an SR neck get orphaned ?
    What befell the original SUB neck ?

    Mysteries aside, you got a cool ax if
    it really exists. Forum Rule: No ax is
    real til we see pix.

    This is not cuz we're distrustful. We
    just love to see pix !
    EB SUB SL4 - SR4p FL [x3]
    Early EB SR4 defretted
    SR4HH FL [Moses neck]
    SL4p FL [x2] - SL4HS FL
    SL4HS FL [Moses neck]
    SR5HS alnico - SR5p FL [x2]
    Bongo4Hp FL [x2]

    "Too many basses is never enuf"

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    As mentioned photos will help. Could just be a case of decals being changed. Put some photos up

    StingRay 4HH. SapphireBlack.2006
    StingRay 4H. Buttercreme. 2005
    StingRay 4H. ”SunBlue”. 2005
    Bongo 4H. Sapphire Black. 2005
    Bongo 5HH. Firemist Purple. 2019
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    Quote Originally Posted by danny-79 View Post
    As mentioned photos will help. Could just be a case
    of decals being changed. Put some photos up
    If you put SR decals on a SUB it's black on black.
    EB SUB SL4 - SR4p FL [x3]
    Early EB SR4 defretted
    SR4HH FL [Moses neck]
    SL4p FL [x2] - SL4HS FL
    SL4HS FL [Moses neck]
    SR5HS alnico - SR5p FL [x2]
    Bongo4Hp FL [x2]

    "Too many basses is never enuf"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golem View Post
    If you put SR decals on a SUB it's black on black.
    This is true but I have seen white ones for sale on the bay for “restoration” purposes

    StingRay 4HH. SapphireBlack.2006
    StingRay 4H. Buttercreme. 2005
    StingRay 4H. ”SunBlue”. 2005
    Bongo 4H. Sapphire Black. 2005
    Bongo 5HH. Firemist Purple. 2019
    GENZ-BENZ & ORANGE amps...

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

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    Photos are needed OP!

    StingRay 4HH. SapphireBlack.2006
    StingRay 4H. Buttercreme. 2005
    StingRay 4H. ”SunBlue”. 2005
    Bongo 4H. Sapphire Black. 2005
    Bongo 5HH. Firemist Purple. 2019
    GENZ-BENZ & ORANGE amps...

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

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    StingRay 4HH. SapphireBlack.2006
    StingRay 4H. Buttercreme. 2005
    StingRay 4H. ”SunBlue”. 2005
    Bongo 4H. Sapphire Black. 2005
    Bongo 5HH. Firemist Purple. 2019
    GENZ-BENZ & ORANGE amps...

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

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    Either a neck swap, or a neck refinish. I've seen a couple where people took the black paint off and put the Stingray logo on the headstock. Is there a visible "tan" line on your neck? That would quickly indicate that the neck is the original Stingray neck with wax&oil finish, and that someone swapped the necks. Unless it's an older EBMM lacquer neck, of course. Or a "Classic" neck (highly doubt it). Pics would help.

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    If there's a serial number, call MM customer service... they're always happy to assist...
    Balls are Best!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xjbebop View Post
    If there's a serial number, call MM customer
    service... they're always happy to assist...
    Is not the SUB s/n on the headstock
    and the SR s/n is on the neck plate ?
    A neck swap ... with no discards, two
    mongrels result ... could produce one
    ax with no s/n at all and a second ax
    with two different s/n :-)

    Acoarst, the neck plate can wind up
    anywhere ... or be FROM anywhere.

    Our friend "Mouth" offered the most
    solid possible idea, about the tan line.
    Not likely anyone will fake a tan line !
    Last edited by Golem; 12-30-2019 at 04:41 PM.
    EB SUB SL4 - SR4p FL [x3]
    Early EB SR4 defretted
    SR4HH FL [Moses neck]
    SL4p FL [x2] - SL4HS FL
    SL4HS FL [Moses neck]
    SR5HS alnico - SR5p FL [x2]
    Bongo4Hp FL [x2]

    "Too many basses is never enuf"

    Golem is NOT engaging in social networks.

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    How does he know it is a 2003, must be a serial number.

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    Photos Please! Lots of them

    StingRay 4HH. SapphireBlack.2006
    StingRay 4H. Buttercreme. 2005
    StingRay 4H. ”SunBlue”. 2005
    Bongo 4H. Sapphire Black. 2005
    Bongo 5HH. Firemist Purple. 2019
    GENZ-BENZ & ORANGE amps...

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

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