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Status necks on stingrays

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Think it's probably mid to late 80's .

Bought it nearly 30 years ago from a bloke who sold the body and neck off , then got Roger Giffin to make a body with a fancy top , then fit the neck . He had a fretted and fretless done - as a pair . I went for both of them , but the fretted got sold. So I had the fretless and got a guy called Steve Smith (from Southend) , to fret it . He was involved with Goodfellow if I remember .

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The neck was fitted for me by Rob Green in 2005 and this bass was my go to for over 10 years.  It had an almost piano-like quality sound and rarely went out of tune. Sadly it moved on a few years ago when I realised that no longer needed a 5-string.

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I bought a Cutlass II in the late 90s in my native Italy; I brought it over with me in the UK, when I relocated at the end of 1999.

It is now part of the collection of a very well loved English bass player.

In the Summer of 2018 I was lucky enough to find a Status neck on eBay and I bought it for a StingRay I used to own at the time. I loved the combination, possibly even more so than the Cutlass II, as I have never been a Sabre type. To each his own, I guess...

I hope to play another one before I die! 😎

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1 hour ago, uk_lefty said:

What happens to all these homeless Stingray necks?! 

Some do end up on eBay and find a new home... there are a couple up for grabs now.

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1 hour ago, vStrings said:

Some do end up on eBay and find a new home... there are a couple up for grabs now.

No doubt the Status necks are great, but the neck on my Ray is amazing, would only replace it if there was a catastrophe 

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35 minutes ago, uk_lefty said:

No doubt the Status necks are great, but the neck on my Ray is amazing, would only replace it if there was a catastrophe 

110% with you on this one, but graphite has its lovely flavour, and it marries a StingRay body beautifully.

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