NGD - Dirt cheap Music Man stingray!

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  1. Wolfos

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    Hey guys,
    let me start by saying I'm a guitar player who just happens to love playing bass as well and I've been in love with Music man bass guitars since I discovered the band Lagwagon back in... well, a really long time ago. I've always wanted one but could never afford dropping the $2,000 on them since really I'm a guitar player who would only need a bass for recording purposes.

    That being said I managed to snag a USA Stingray for literally $600 CAD! I would be stupid not to buy this plus it's a dream bass I've always wanted. What's better yet is I didn't even care what condition the bass was in as long as it had at least 4 strings, turns out it was babied and is in mint condition, not a scuff or crack anywhere, plus it came with OHSC which was a bonus to me!

    Only thing I might do is change the pick guard to a different colour so it's not black on black Any suggestions? Simple black and white? Grey textured? Tortoise shell?

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    HNBD! Nice find, definitely a good one to snag for that deal. For the pickguard, I would say go with tortoise shell, goes good with the fretboard and headstock.
     
  3. Randy

    Randy ROOMFORYOUROOMFORYOUROOMFORYOU Super Moderator

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    Dude you stole that thing
     
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    My buddy is trying to convince me of that too.
     
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    Don't tell that to the seller, I actually felt a bit guilty paying that little!
     
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    LordIronSpatula Indeed.

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    I was going to say about the same thing. I put a brown tort guard on my black Squier bass VI for this reason - helps lessen the "clash" between the black body and brown board. It actually ties it together pretty nicely.
     
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    Congrats on your first robbery. Also go tortoiseshell.
     
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    Bought the tortoise shell!

    There were a couple neat ones online, carbon fiber, stained walnut, bubinga, other cool woods.
     
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    $600 CAD in near mint condition? WOW!
    Congrats!
    What year is it?
     
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    Nice score, I've also wanted a EBMM bass mainly due to some early warped tour type bands.

    I second the tortoise shell pickguard, that would look sick
     
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    I just searched the serial number roughly and a serial number just 1 digit off was a 2009 so I assume mine is too.
     
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    Awesome!
     

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