Found a MM Stingray School me please

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Found a MM Stingray School me please

Post by pjm » 22 Mar 2018, 17:58

Found a MM Stingray for a good price, lovely teal green. The neck is not gloss or finished with anything, some SR's i see online have beautiful Birdseye maple necks, this one is just a nice piece of maple. When did they go to the planner maple? It has the 3 band eq, non compensated nut and looks like a fairly new. Cheers
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Re: Found a MM Stingray School me please

Post by narcdor » 22 Mar 2018, 18:10

The standard line has an oil and wax finish, sounds like you have that. It will have a very distinct line on the back of the neck where the wax/oil finishes and the satin sealer for the headstock begins. The birdseye come on the classic line and are sealed.

Non compensated nut with a natural neck? That doesn't sound right to me, unless someone replaced the nut or it's vintage? I'm not an expert, only had two so far... :lol:

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Post by narcdor » 22 Mar 2018, 18:14

Found a post about the nut changes, it could just be in very good condition.
From 1992-2005: NO compensated nut. From 2006 on: compensated nut.
https://www.talkbass.com/threads/music- ... t-15747947
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Post by Petebass » 22 Mar 2018, 18:15

The one you found is the "standard" Stingray neck. It isn't actually unfinished. It has a coating of gunstock oil and wax. Perhaps this one needs a freshen up (an easy DIY job). The Birdseye maple necks are usually reserved for special instruments, although there is the occasional lucky one out there.

One thing about stingray necks is they as stable as they come! None of this "moving around when the temperature changes" drama. Set it, forget it, then every few years, do a check to see it hasn't moved and most of the time, it hasn't. Both my Ray's are like this.
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Re: Found a MM Stingray School me please

Post by pjm » 22 Mar 2018, 18:23

Thank you
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Post by narcdor » 22 Mar 2018, 18:43

I’ve got the same Birchwood Casey tru-oil and gunstock wax as Ernie Ball use if you want to borrow, or come round to give it a once over, it’s a pretty quick job.

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Post by pjm » 22 Mar 2018, 20:54

Got pics on my phone, too much stuffing around getting them on here, PM me your mobile and I'll text them to you
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Post by bigswifty » 22 Mar 2018, 20:55

The non-compensated nut is nothing to worry about, I have a three-band with plain nut. If you're concerned that it doesn't add up to how new it looks, and hence its legitimacy, you can post the serial number to the Ernie Ball Forum and EBMM will respond with the year of manufacture, the dealer it was originally shipped to, and they will confirm the colour for you.

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pjm wrote:
22 Mar 2018, 17:58
Found a MM Stingray for a good price, lovely teal green. The neck is not gloss or finished with anything, some SR's i see online have beautiful Birdseye maple necks, this one is just a nice piece of maple. When did they go to the planner maple? It has the 3 band eq, non compensated nut and looks like a fairly new. Cheers
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Re: Found a MM Stingray School me please

Post by narcdor » 23 Mar 2018, 09:22

pjm wrote:
22 Mar 2018, 20:54
Got pics on my phone, too much stuffing around getting them on here, PM me your mobile and I'll text them to you
Yep that looks like a factory nut, everything else looks good too. It appears to be a very clean pre 2005 three band stingray for a great price, congrats!

For neck care every now and then depending on use (two months for daily use maybe) you will want to clean the neck with soap oil and reapply the birchwood casey gunstock wax, and every other time apply a fresh coat of birchwood casey tru-oil. I got both from the gun shop in Northcote for $15 each and it will last forever as you only use a small amount. This is required maintenance because if the neck gets too dirty from hands you will find it very hard to clean as it gets into the wood pretty deep, so keep it clean with a little maintenance and you will enjoy that silky smooth oil/wax neck for many many years to come.

Oh and enjoy the new bass!
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Re: Found a MM Stingray School me please

Post by Aussie Mark » 23 Mar 2018, 09:46

Flats.

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Re: Found a MM Stingray School me please

Post by Petebass » 23 Mar 2018, 10:47

Aussie Mark wrote:
23 Mar 2018, 09:46
Flats.
... or Slaps, you choose :)
* 2 Stingray 5's (one heavily modded), Ibanez SR805, Ashbory, + more...
* Carvin B1500, Epifani PS1000, Ashdown Superfly amps.
* Lots of DIY neo/lightweight cabs including one made from composites http://www.ozbassforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2546

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Re: Found a MM Stingray School me please

Post by pjm » 23 Mar 2018, 11:16

Petebass wrote:
23 Mar 2018, 10:47
Aussie Mark wrote:
23 Mar 2018, 09:46
Flats.
... or Slaps, you choose :)
think I'll end up putting flats on it ( like all my other basses) :rolleyes
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