The instrument is from 1998 and is in excellent condition for an instrument of this age.
The frets are excellent, the electronics work great, the neck and the truss rod are perfect.
The fingerboard is of a very nice and compact rosewood and the back of the neck is painted in a faded satin color,
for a better smoothness.
There are a couple of marks and the paint is a little cracked in one place, as shown in the photo.
Nothing to worry about or compromise the instrument.
Original hard case included
Posting for my son who has inherited my bass habit.
Over the past few months he has developed a hankering for a US Musicman Stingray but after forecastic his financial income (pocket money) realises he needs to do a 3-into-1 trade type arrangement.
So ideally the following 3 basses would go in a single straight trade for a US Musicman Stingray (4 string, single pickup models only).
We reckon the three basses would land at the price of a secondhand Stingray (£1350ish). Details follow:
Ibanez SR506 (£350) : usual SR series fast neck and a great way to get an affordable and easy playing six stringer. Has a couple of small dings on edge of body but really clean otherwise. No gig bag unfortunately.
Status Energy (£500): Ash body and fitted with hipshot detuner (original tuner included). Also comes with a Hiscox Status branded case. Bit of thumbnail grazing above the pickup but otherwise in great overall condition.
Status The Groove (£500) : this is the bass that has given him the taste for a Stingray. Awesome sounding bass from the triple coil pickup (I seem to recall one is a dummy coil?). Excellent condition. Includes generic gig bag.
Soooo.....ideally the world would be nice and neat and someone out there is willing to part with a US 4 string single pickup Stingray in straight exchange for these three. We realise the world often isn't that perfect but let's give it a shot....
More pics available upon request. Ideally meet up for trade (edinburgh and central belt) rather than trying to post.
Price now reduced to £1,050.
2001 Stingray 5 in excellent condition with a weight of 9lb 12oz according to our kitchen scales. There are two small dings which I've included in the photos - one just inside the bridge and the other which is top front middle. Recently professionally set up with new round wounds (would need to try and check model of strings) that still have plenty of life in them. A vintage style hard case (not original) is included within the price and is fully functional. Happy to meet up within an hour's drive or collection from Long Ashton which is just outside Bristol. Also open to posting within its case and would be well bubble wrapped and boxed up. Thanks for looking
Update: Final Price drop to £475.
I've has this for a few years but, as it doesn't get played much now, I'm reluctantly letting it go. Never been gigged. It's got some fairly new Ernie Ball roundwounds on it, and comes in a plush lined soft case. Plays beautifully, and as you might expect from these basses, the tone can be thunderous! It's in very good overall condition with a couple of minor dings below the controls, which I've shown in one of the photos. My bathroom scales indicate a weight of around 10 pounds.
You're welcome to come round and try it if you're in the area (near M1 Junction 29 in Derbyshire). I'd prefer collection or meet up, but would ship at buyer's expense (estimate at £35 including insurance).