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    Quote Originally Posted by tbonesullivan View Post
    What exactly was the issue with the necks? The truss rod was straight, or something like that? Aren't they usually straight?
    I believe the White's book said that single-action truss rods are supposed to have a slight curve to them; if they are installed perfectly straight they can't move in both directions. These were installed perfectly straight while "sister" G&L instruments off the same CLF Research production line had them installed correctly. Either that or if they were supposed to be straight then the G&Ls were straight and the MMs were curved. At any rate the G&Ls were correct and the MMs were not. And there were more than 2,000 of them with the incorrectly installed truss rods.

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    Hi John C.

    Seems you gave tbonesullivan the right answer. I don't know anything about the subject.
    What does it mean? My truss rod is working fine.
    My only complaint is the frets. I think they are too low. The guitar was practically unused when I got it.
    I see no signs of them being filed down.
    There are a couple of things to mention:
    In the neck pocket it is written "FOR SHOW" with red crayon.
    The neck pickup is off center to the right quite a bit (when the guitar is standing up)
    See pictures.

    1977 Music Man Stingray II. Do I belong here?-img_2818-copy-liten-jpg
    1977 Music Man Stingray II. Do I belong here?-pickup-center-jpg

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    With pole pieces that huge, I don't think it would really matter. Definitely looks like the string spacing is identical on both pickups.
    2007 Stingray 5 HS Cherry Burst / Maple fretboard / 3 Band EQ / Ceramic Pickups
    2012 Stingray 5 H Pearl Blue / Rosewood Fretboard/ 3 Band EQ/ AlNiCo Pickup
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbonesullivan View Post
    With pole pieces that huge, I don't think it would really matter. Definitely looks like the string spacing is identical on both pickups.
    You're right. No problem. Just a small thing you wouldn't expect on a very expensive guitar. I've read that it cost more
    than a Les Paul?
    People just didn't want it, and little things like that didn't help I guess.
    It's just an odd guitar that sounds unbelievable, if you find the right spots.
    They should absolutely make a new version from a modern MM. Maybe a Silhouette. Same pickups and preamp.
    I think it needs another chance.

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    The "For Show" and "2" stamped in the neck pocket make me think it could have been a factory second.
    2007 Stingray 5 HS Cherry Burst / Maple fretboard / 3 Band EQ / Ceramic Pickups
    2012 Stingray 5 H Pearl Blue / Rosewood Fretboard/ 3 Band EQ/ AlNiCo Pickup
    2012 Steve Morse Signature Morse Blueburst / Rosewood FB
    2012 Luke III SSH Vintage Sunburst / Rosewood Neck

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    Yes, that could be the case.
    There's a hole that looks drilled or stamped. See picture.
    That's the only mark on the guitar. Maybe that's the reason it got the 2 stamp?
    It seems to be made before the pickguard was installed

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    Last edited by obo; 02-13-2018 at 05:16 PM. Reason: )(/&(/%$%#

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    Quote Originally Posted by obo View Post
    Hi John C.

    Seems you gave tbonesullivan the right answer. I don't know anything about the subject.
    What does it mean? My truss rod is working fine.
    My only complaint is the frets. I think they are too low. The guitar was practically unused when I got it.
    I see no signs of them being filed down.
    There are a couple of things to mention:
    In the neck pocket it is written "FOR SHOW" with red crayon.
    The neck pickup is off center to the right quite a bit (when the guitar is standing up)
    See pictures.

    1977 Music Man Stingray II. Do I belong here?-img_2818-copy-liten-jpg
    1977 Music Man Stingray II. Do I belong here?-pickup-center-jpg

    That truss rod thing occurred in 1980 - it was while Leo was trying to stop dealing with MM and concentrate on G&L. Since yours is a 1977 the truss rod should function properly

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    Hello! Great guitar!

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    Quote Originally Posted by John C View Post
    That truss rod thing occurred in 1980 - it was while Leo was trying to stop dealing with MM and concentrate on G&L. Since yours is a 1977 the truss rod should function properly
    Thanks for the info.
    A company as strange as the guitar...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PetraWil View Post
    Hello! Great guitar!
    Hello.
    Yes it is.
    It's a "if I have too choose just one guitar" candidate
    Last edited by obo; 02-14-2018 at 03:17 AM. Reason: #$%&/

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