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12 hours ago, ped said:

Wow that’s pretty bling! So does an HH ray sound the same as an H when you select the rear pickup only?

The rear pickup Ona HH is in exactly the same spot as the single H on a stingray so yes you can get the single H sound out of a HH 
The Bongo on the other hand is different positions so in that case it’s no. 

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On 14/12/2020 at 00:15, Deedee said:

Cheers @Reggaebass. I’m thinking of treating it to a Matt scratch plate. I am a big fan of them. Far more robust than the standard shiny finish.

Single ply Matte Black would look ace!

 

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4 minutes ago, Horizontalste said:

Single ply Matte Black would look ace!

 

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Ooh I like the look of that. I contacted WD Music but they don’t do one for the Special HH yet. I’d have to send them a template. 🙄

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3 minutes ago, Deedee said:

Ooh I like the look of that. I contacted WD Music but they don’t do one for the Special HH yet. I’d have to send them a template. 🙄

Both of mine (black & white) are original musicman ones, not at all cheap but a perfect fit & they're not thin either which I like.

 

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2 minutes ago, Deedee said:

Ooh I like the look of that. I contacted WD Music but they don’t do one for the Special HH yet. I’d have to send them a template. 🙄

Not sure if it's of any use but I have a non musicman 4H in Matte Black you could butcher if you want it.

Suppose it depends if the bridge pickup is in the same position 🤔

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2 minutes ago, Horizontalste said:

Not sure if it's of any use but I have a non musicman 4H in Matte Black you could butcher if you want it.

Suppose it depends if the bridge pickup is in the same position 🤔

Yeah thanks for the offer but I believe they are different. That and the fact that if I tried to ‘adjust’ it, it truly would look like it’s been butchered - but with a fork!

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Here you go, before and after shots showing the stock gloss b/w/b/plate, then the single ply matt black plate fresh from Chandler.

This is how they should have been from the factory imho. Very pleased. 😉

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Picked this up a few weeks ago . Yet to clean and set up etc , as been busy .

Excuse the rubbish photos

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Just a note to add on to the pictures .

I'd sold some gear , and was then saving up a bit more (as and when) , for either a 2nd hand Stingray Special , or an Old Smoothie , that I'd seen up - and was in contact with the seller .

A Sterling wasn't particularly on my radar , but it was less than the Stingrays I was looking at , and it's got the piezo bridge ; which adds quite a bit sound wise . Added to the fact that Piezo Stingrays are quite rare , and a Sterling one , even more so . It'll be a nice contrast to my graphite necked Stingray .

So in true BC style - I couldn't help myself . Proper skint now though .

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Posted (edited)

Remember those matt 3 ply guards from the 90s? I was gutted when they stopped them, so got one made for my Special  😊 

Not easy to photo, but loving the contrast. 

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After selling my Stingray a couple of years ago, i'm now back in the Musicman fold with this recent addition 😊

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Just acquired this in a straight trade for a 4 string Special.

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On 13/12/2020 at 12:43, skb558 said:

I’ve had a couple of Stingrays but this Special in Dropped Copper is a keeper. Replaced stock white scratchplate with the white pearl

 

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Oh how I lied 🤥 

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17 minutes ago, skb558 said:

Just acquired this in a straight trade for a 4 string Special.

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I have very few regrets about moving basses on, but I really should’ve kept my ‘Ray5.
 

That’s a cracker.

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Posted (edited)

Bought back my old ‘95 Ray recently, so here’s a photo with its mates, a Special & Old Smoothie. 
 

Edit - now also pictured with the ‘95 restored to original. 

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Oy oy oy what's going on with the middle one! 

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5 minutes ago, ped said:

Oy oy oy what's going on with the middle one! 

It’s Special. Not a Special - just Special 😂

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It's 2021, every bass should be made to feel special

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27 minutes ago, ped said:

Oy oy oy what's going on with the middle one! 

lol! I had it done in 2005...

Active / passive - 2 way switch for MM pups

Precision  / MM split coil / MM normal -  3 way switch

MM pups -  3 way selector switch. 

Then normal MM 2 band EQ and stacked vol/ tone for the Precision pup 

So it’s a little bit like a Ray, Precision, Jazz and Sabre all in one! 

... hence why some of my basses are now fearing the exit... 😳 😂

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1 hour ago, Chiliwailer said:

lol! I had it done in 2005...

Active / passive - 2 way switch for MM pups

Precision  / MM split coil / MM normal -  3 way switch

MM pups -  3 way selector switch. 

Then normal MM 2 band EQ and stacked vol/ tone for the Precision pup 

So it’s a little bit like a Ray, Precision, Jazz and Sabre all in one! 

... hence why some of my basses are now fearing the exit... 😳 😂

Nice. I should imagine with the wider spacing than the HH that the coil split sound gets a decent jazz bass sound?

 

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10 minutes ago, ped said:

Nice. I should imagine with the wider spacing than the HH that the coil split sound gets a decent jazz bass sound?

 

Yeah it’s nearly there, more closer to a 70s style clinical Jazz if anything. 

As my neck pup is further forward that the Special, and with the way it’s been wired,  it actually turned out much like position 4 on a HH Ray.  

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Hey Guys.. Bit of MM Porn.. Finally finished my bass room.. This is the current MM part of the walls.. there is a handful and a bit more I couldn't find space for or not in this location..

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4 hours ago, CutlassI said:

Hey Guys.. Bit of MM Porn.. Finally finished my bass room.. This is the current MM part of the walls.. there is a handful and a bit more I couldn't find space for or not in this location..

 

Hats off to you, great collection 😍

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