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    Congrats on the NBD!! Love that color ;) As...

    Congrats on the NBD!!

    Love that color ;) As for the painted neck, I suspect it will take a lot of play time to wear it down (polyester/polyurethane is pretty durable). If/when any wear happens...
  2. Thread: Newbie - Hi!

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    Welcome! Sure is a good looking 'Ray! A pretty...

    Welcome!
    Sure is a good looking 'Ray! A pretty nice amp as well ;)
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    Adding my $.02 to what's already been written here, if you're looking for a "large" neck (a very subjective target) on a Stingray I'm happy to share my experience with you :)

    Of the three I...
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    Welcome Chris! Thanks for taking the time to...

    Welcome Chris!
    Thanks for taking the time to tell your story :) it's always fun learning how people find their way to the Stingray.

    Also like hearing from our Dutch friends too; back in the...
  5. Thread: Neck Shims

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    Seeing that signature tells me someone involved...

    Seeing that signature tells me someone involved with that build takes pride in their work ;)
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    Beautiful! Congrats!! That neck is out of this...

    Beautiful! Congrats!!

    That neck is out of this world :p
  7. Thread: Hello!

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    Welcome Tony! Flats vs rounds... as much as I...

    Welcome Tony!

    Flats vs rounds... as much as I like the feel of flats, I prefer the sound of old (worn) nickel rounds; just enough zing with lots of soft bottom :)

    These days there are so many...
  8. Thread: Nbd!

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    Congrats! The Stingray is such a great bass...

    Congrats!

    The Stingray is such a great bass directly from the factory, the only thing that might need changing is the strings... however, EB strings are my preferred sets, so there's nothing left...
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    The neck has a lot of birdseye, and nearly each...

    The neck has a lot of birdseye, and nearly each of the 'eyes' has a bit of flame/3D effect. It's tough to photograph, but here are a few. The neck looks so much better in person, but these will...
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    One of these days I'll try another set of flats,...

    One of these days I'll try another set of flats, as I did like the feel, but the sound was just too dark for my liking. It's probably just one of those things where I would have to live with them...
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    Thursday evening I collected the bass from our...

    Thursday evening I collected the bass from our local UPS center, got home and spent a few hours with it. I loved everything about it: lots of resonance unplugged, perfect balance, weight, action, a...
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    Yeah, I’ve got a Slinky set ready to go... and if...

    Yeah, I’ve got a Slinky set ready to go... and if it doesn’t have flats when delivered, I’ll pick up some Chromes. Tomorrow I collect it from UPS :D
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    Well, there is a current MM bass model with a...

    Well, there is a current MM bass model with a flamed maple, oil & wax neck, but technically it's a Sterling derivative: the Joe Dart signature model
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    Off Topic: A lot of good stuff here; I really appreciate...

    A lot of good stuff here; I really appreciate this thread!

    The way I've dealt with the low motivation/inspiration problem happens naturally; I will leave the bass in its case, and spend more time...
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    Thanks for the info! The more I look at the...

    Thanks for the info!

    The more I look at the photos, the more I'm convinced it's wearing flats. Maybe he restrung it after the photos...? Only time will tell.

    My hope is that it does indeed...
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    NOS-NBD & Question

    Woohoo!
    Just made a deal for what is believed to be a New Old Stock Stingray Classic (2010s), which should be delivered next week.

    Looking at the photos, I assumed it was strung with flatwounds...
  17. Thread: 18,000

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    18K... must be a record ;)

    18K... must be a record ;)
  18. Thread: NBD Cutlass

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    She's a beauty-- congrats!!

    She's a beauty-- congrats!!
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    Sparkly purple Bongo in the Texas south...? Olé...

    Sparkly purple Bongo in the Texas south...? Olé indeed!

    Sounds like a lot of fun-- Enjoy :D
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    That certainly seems like where things have...

    That certainly seems like where things have been/are going-- the Fractal route. In fact, most of the churches I've played in over the last five or six years are "amp-free" stages, with stringed...
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    My knowledge of an amplifiers inner workings is...

    My knowledge of an amplifiers inner workings is limited, though I do have a lot of experience using different types of amps. While I like the sound of tube amps better, I really appreciate the...
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    NBD! What's Old Is New Again

    While I was browsing the 'net for used Bongos, I couldn't get out of my mind that mint green Old Smoothie our local dealer has had for the better part of two years. Having a little extra cash in my...
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    That looks amazing! Going with the black bits...

    That looks amazing! Going with the black bits really does enhance an already beautiful bass. Congrats!
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    LOVE the color choices you went with! Admittidly, I'm a sucker for blue anyway LOL.

    The video was fun too-- I'm sure all of those will find new homes quickly. Perhaps I'll sell off some of my...
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    Thanks guys! 2014/15... boy how time flies! ...

    Thanks guys!

    2014/15... boy how time flies! As I continued to dig, I did find a few videos talking about the new amps. Here is a good one from the unveiling at Musikmesse '14:

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