New Bass Day/New to Forum

New Bass Day/New to Forum

Hey everyone,

New to this forum, new to playing bass (I’ve played guitar most of my life) and I just bought a used EBMM Stingray 4H on eBay. It’s a 2000 year model and appears to be somewhat of an uncommon color in Black Sparkle – not my first choice, but I think I did pretty well on the price at $767.00. The serial number on the neck plate checks out, although I don’t see a lot of Stingrays in this finish color on the internet. It hasn’t arrived yet, but I’m pretty excited to get my hands on it.

I’ve owned inexpensive basses in the past (mostly for home recording) and still have an MIJ Carlo Robelli bass that I doctored into a pretty decent sounding PJ bass. About 3 months ago, I started playing bass to jam with my son who’s becoming a really good drummer and is a huge RHCP fan. Turns out playing bass is way more fun than I remembered and I decided to pull the trigger on a good bass.

I played a new Stingray Classic in a Guitar Center recently and fell in love with the neck and the active EQ. Slap and pop for Flea style riffs are effortless. Hoping the bass I have coming will be pretty similar.

Looking for any thoughts on what I can expect from a Stingray from this year/period. Anything I should know or be concerned about? Also, is there someplace I can look up what the build codes mean? The online serial number tool shows a build code of “110 24 11 01 CS CR”.


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