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    Is this a real Music Man?

    Hey folks!

    I recently came across what appears to he a stingray classic, or even a stingray on reverb that has been listed under a music man sterling. Upon looking at the pictures, I noticed there is no serial number on the neck plate, and I also noticed that the headstock almost looks like it was deliberately covered for the photo.

    I sent the poster a message requesting more photos so I thought I would post here to get some more opinions!

    Here is the bass in question:

    Music Man Sterling Sting Ray 4 Tabaco burst BASS guitar | Reverb

    Thanks!

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    It's a Sterling by Musicman Ray 4 that someone slapped an EBMM headstock decal on. They may have done other modifications to it.
    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 tbonesullivan View Post
    It's a Sterling by Musicman Ray 4 that someone slapped an EBMM headstock decal on. They may have done other modifications to it.
    A Sterling By Musicman Sub Ray 4 I think, priced well above what a new one costs.
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    Beth: I would compare Bongo to Tommy Lee Jones. Bad a$$ and just hot in a weird way...
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    In short. No. That’s not a genuine EBMM

    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 from the seller:
    "Great Music Man Sterling series Sting Ray 4 bass guitar, bass with low action, great tone and output, satin Tabaco burst finish, upgraded look..."

    I take it by "upgraded look" he means "I sanded the original logo off and put the EBMM Stingray logo instead".
    He's looking to trick suckers with a technicality. He's hustling. I hope no one falls for it.

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    Thanks for the replies all.

    The seller ended up responding to me saying that he had a local luthier refinish the whole neck except the fretboard, which just seems extremely suspicious to me and I think you guys may be correct on the seller trying to pass a SUB series bass as something it is not.

    Thanks for the help everyone! I hope this information can posibbly help someone out by ensuring they know the possible true nature of this guitar.

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    I can’t comment on the sellers intentions as far as passing if off for something it’s not goes. It’s very obvious that it’s not the real deal and that’s reflected in the asking price (still a bit high for my liking though)

    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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