MUSIC MAN (ERNIE BALL) StingRay 5 fretted with a rare one piece light ash body and the "shell" pickguard.
For sale only as I'm thinning down the herd (again).
Asking price including shipping fully insured with tracking number to your place in these European countries (ask for other countries) : Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France (excluding French overseas departments and territories), Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom : £1175 GBP !!!
In fully working condition and in excellent overall condition.
Here are the specifications :
Body : one piece light ash body
Neck : 6 screws bolt-on maple
Fingerboard : rosewood
Frets : 22 (no wear)
Headstock : typical Music Man 4 + 1 shape
Pickup : Music Man AlNiCo
Preamp : Music Man 3 bands with 3 positions switch
Controls : volume, treble, mid, bass, 3 positions switch (series/series filtered/parallel)
Tuners : Music Man
Bridges : Music Man
Strings spacing at bridge : 17.5 mm
Nut : bone
Strings spacing at nut : 9.5 mm
Knobs : original black metal
Scale : 34 inches
Hardware colour : chrome
Truss rod : 1 (fully working)
Finish : natural gloss slightly yellowed with original shell pickguard
Land of craftsmanship : USA
Serial number : E29111
Year : 15th of March 2002
Weight : 4.3 kilos
Action : from 1.5 mm under the G string to 2 mm under the B string at 12th fret (can go lower, but was perfect for me)
Will come with the original Music Man StingRay hard case (which was still a paid option in 2002).
Non-smoking environment as usual.
I'm only selling this bass because I'm thinning down the herd as I've just acquired a Status S2 Classic 5 headed fretless, which suits my taste better than any fretted bass.
Here is the link to the StingRay 5 page : https://www.music-man.co.uk/instruments/basses/stingray-5
The bass has been fully set up professionally by Christophe LEDUC. It has a new battery and is fitted with a brand new set of D'Addario EXL170-5 nickel round wound strings (45 - 65 - 80 - 100 - 130), which fit the bass to perfection.
What you see is what you get !
Look at the pictures taken under different angles to see the real condition : almost in new condition with the very few scratches, the most "important" ones being on the headstock (bloody low ceilings).
I just put some D'Addario nylon tapewound strings on my Warwick Streamer. I'd never tried any strings like these before and I normally play with roundwounds.
These are silky smooth to the touch... like playing with a silk glove on the hand. Very warm and thumpy. I tend to be a fast and heavy pick player, and was worried that I would simply tear them apart when I play, but they seem to be really robust.
However, the tapewounds are a lot more quiet than the roundwounds that I just took off... but I have a GK Legacy with 800 Watts and there is plenty of headroom... so I just turn up the volume. It's a bit of an experiment, but I have to say that I'm quite pleased with these strings at the moment and they gave me a very good first impression.
Set of d'addario elx160m nickel wound, medium guage (50, 70, 85, 105), medium scale strings for sale.
I bought these by mistake, propper school boy error. Put them on my 34" scale yamaha bb and wondered why I was getting fret buzz then realised they were medium scale so took them off agin. Essentially unused but Cut for a 34 inch bass so will fit a 30 or 32 inch bass comfortably.
For sale is my Squier Classic Vibe 50s style tele bass in Butterscotch/blonde finish, fitted with D'addario Nylon Tapewound strings. This model in this finish is now discontinued.
Anyone who has played a Classic Vibe series bass will know that their quality, sound and playability far surpasses the price tag. The bass plays very smoothly, great chunky neck, action set fairly low and the pickup sounds lovely, warm and thumpy paired with the Tapewound strings. Electronics in good working order as is the truss rod and all other hardware. Bass is all original and pretty much 'as new' aside from a bit of discolouration of some of the hardware (as can be seen on the neck plate, machine-heads in the photos) none of which affects the playability or general workings of the bass.
Bought a few years ago as a practice bass and has only really been used at home and in two rehearsals in total. Selling to free up some space in my little flat.
This bass is really well made, plays and records as a fender/squier should.
Cash on collection from SE4 (London) preferred as I've no box to ship the bass.