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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 !
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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
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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.
    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 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
    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
    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
    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.
    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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    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
    GENZ-BENZ & ORANGE amps...

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

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