So with an imminent arrival of a new bass 😉, I’ve decided to sell my Pre EB ‘82 Stingray... four bolt neck, the neck is straight, trussrod has life left, frets are in pretty good shape. Original preamp with electrolytic capacitors, linear taper volume pot, factory installed protection resister etc and is all very musical and effective, and gives with the pickup that sound only pre-EBs got, as we all well know!
Easy to play with a nice low-medium action, a comfy C-shaped neck and an instrument on light side for a Stingray, weighing in at 9lbs.
Every part of the bass (except strings and 9V battery of course !) is original. There's no date stamp on the neck-heel, but it does happen, as you can see on Music Man inventory (musicmanbass.global).
The bass has a very beautiful dark veneer rosewood fingerboard, which was a custom order option at this time I believe.
Serial number B023268
Bass will be sold with a soft case.
Priced at £1760 Including shipping, (fees/duty etc if applicable to your location are not included).
For trades, only items I would be interested in would be either a Pre EB olympic white fretless Stingray or fretted Sabre.
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I'm offering for sale my very rare Lakland 55-76 Deluxe. This bass is the holy grail for Stingray fans who would like a wider string spacing and 35" scale. It has a Teal burst finish over a flame maple top, maple neck with ebony fingerboard, and 19mm spacing at the bridge, with thru-body or bridge stringing. It also has a removable Stingray-style see-thru scratchplate. Weight is 4.3kg.
I bought it a while back from a guy in the Netherlands as a fretless, and had it fretted by a very skilled luthier who has the distinction of having re-fretted some of Peter Green's guitars, so I knew it was in pretty safe hands. The result was astonishing - the ebony board has such a sheen on it you can literally see your face in it. Not surprisingly, it also plays beautifully, and has that big, fat Stingray sound in spades, with the legendary Lakland B string. The oddity about this particular bass is that it has no serial number - the assumption is that it was made very early on, perhaps even the first or prototype of the model. This would place its date of manufacture at somewhere in the mid-90's, when Lakland was still in its infancy. Although it will certainly be US made, it also doesn't have the usual 'Made in the USA' stamp on the back of the neck, giving more credence to its early manufacture date. The tuners are Hipshot in design, but with no markings. (I have a Lakland 55-94 whose serial number dates it to 1998 that also doesn't have the USA neck stamp, and has the same style of tuners.)
It's in excellent condition for a 20+ year old bass. There's a small crack in the lacquer next to the neck pocket, and a couple of tiny dings on the body that I've tried to show in the photographs, but otherwise it's in extremely good shape.
Now we come to the colour. I've tried photographing it with three different cameras, but it always comes out more blue than it appears to the naked eye - in reality it's closer to a Teal Green. Any interested parties are very welcome to pay me a visit to have a closer look at it. Social distancing will be observed, obviously. I'm near Woking in Surrey, a few minutes from junction 10 of the M25.
The pickup is wired to a 3-way coil tap switch (parallel, single coil, series switching) with a Bartolini NTMB-L918 3-band preamp with a push/pull volume pot for active/passive switching. I fitted the chrome knobs, but the original black rubberised ones are also included. The bass comes complete with a Hiscox Liteflite case.
I believe that you can still get this model from Lakland as a special order, but with the build cost, deluxe burst finish, ebony fingerboard, Bartolini electronics, custom pickup, shipping and import duty, it would take several months and you wouldn't get much change out of five grand. Also (and I say this as a huge Lakland fan) in my opinion the older ones are just better made. Taking all that into consideration, the price I'm now asking is a steal. Payment by cash on collection or bank transfer/Transferwise. Sorry, but I'm only looking for a straight sale, so no trade offers please.
For sale is my 1979 Pre Ernie Ball Stingray which is in excellent condition for its age. The neck is stamped March 16th 1979 but I can’t see a stamp on the body (see pics) however, the serial number is B012233 which means that it is the 1979 model. The volume and bass pots at marked as 78 and the treble is 79. These can weight up to 11lbs but this one is only 9.3lbs / 4.2kg. There was an issue with the truss rod which I got fixed by Martin at the Bass Gallery in London at a cost of £364 (see pic of receipt) it is now fully functioning and the neck is straight. The bass is all original except for a replacement bone nut. I just did a new setup on this morning and it has low action and been restrung with super slinkies. Feel free to ask any questions via pm. Price is £2,750. Shipping to the UK and the rest of the EU only.
i'm selling this beautiful and quite rare Sterling USA made, Classic model. Made in 2011, i'm the second owner:
- ash body, classic shape (no contours)
- higly figured flamed maple neck (jazz bass style nut width)
- 2 band EQ (boost only)
- Series mode humbucking pickup (VERY fat sounding)
- vintage bridge with mutes
- brand new DR hi beam strings on it
- original hard case and tags included
I can ship worldwide at cost and risk of the buyer.