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Did you guys notice the changes to the Stingray 4 and 5?
Neodymium magnets, 18 volt preamps? Sound familiar?
Played the new Stingray yesterday at Namm with Sterling, John Ferraro, Albert Lee and Steve Morse. Just picked it up, plugged it in and went for it. This is a whole new ballgame here.1.5lbs lighter , Neo Pickups, new 18v preamp, roasted neck.The neck played like butter. 1st time for me on a roasted neck....loved it. The sound is super punchy without what I call the "self compressed" sound of the regular Ray. I played a single pickup 5 string. Much better access to the higher notes as the heel has been streamlined. You all will definitely want to try this bass!!
NAMM ends tomorrow so I think I am okay posting what finishes are available for the bolt on Stingray 4 and 5 string basses. This list will also include what fretboard and pickguard you can get with each finish. I am really excited for these new Stingrays!
Here are all be upgrades done to them.
- Rounder body contours
- Sculpted neck joint / 5 bolt
- 22 stainless steel frets
- Aluminum hardware
- Neodymium magnets
- 18-volt preamp
- Cutlass/Caprice style bridge
- Roasted neck
Here are the finishes available with fretboard options and what color of pickguard will come on the bass standard, from the factory.
Jet Black Roasted Maple/Maple Black
Jet Black Roasted Maple/Ebony Black
Burnt Apple Roasted Maple/Maple Black
Vintage Tobacco Roasted Maple/Maple White
Vintage Tobacco Roasted Maple/Rosewood White
Classic Natural Roasted Maple/Maple Black
Classic Natural Roasted Maple/Rosewood Black
Charcoal Sparkle Roasted Maple/Ebony Black
Cruz Teal Roasted Maple/Ebony White
Chopper Blue Roasted Maple/Rosewood White Pearloid
Charging Green Roasted Maple/Maple White
HD Yellow Roasted Maple/Rosewood Black
Dropped Copper Roasted Maple/Maple White
Ivory White Roasted Maple/Maple Mint
Ivory White Roasted Maple/Rosewood Mint
Aqua Sparkle Roasted Maple/Ebony Black
Hi, do you happen to know if you can order the new Stingray 4's as lefties and with an SLO neck?