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STINGER bass - Can anyone tell me anything about this bass?


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I have owned this bass for about 15-18 years. I use it for recordings only. I bought it from a pawn shop. I got it cheap.

 

I can't find anything on the internet about it.

 

I read that "STINGER" was a bass made in Korea by CF MARTIN guitars but I'm not sure if this is one of those?

 

Any idea if it's worth anything? I have somebody interested in buying it and don't know what it's worth.

 

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I joined a band and the bass they gave me to play during practice/live is a Martin Stinger bass, very similar to the one you have except mine is a Precision bass copy.

 

Not too much background noise, and the sound is pretty good. The action is a little high at the moment, and if I have to play a song that consists mostly of frets 1-4, my hand gets a bit cramped by the end of the song.

 

Not worth much at all. I've seen them go for $100-200 used. The Martin Stinger bass gets the job done, but it's just not really anything special. I'm saving up at the moment to buy an actual Fender Precision bass.

 

edit: and to the guy who asked, I don't think these basses are short scale, or at least the particular one I use isn't.

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I had a Stinger bass back in the late 80s. It was the worst playing/sounding/smelling/etc..... POS I ever played. I ended up buying an Ibanez EX Series bass for $200 in '89 to replace that dung for sound bass and I still use the Ibanez as my main bass today. Stinger.. Stinker?

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The Martin Stinger basses were made in Korea by the Samick piano company. They were made to Martin specifications.  The quality was so so. Some were very good and some of them were not so much. These were made in the mid-80's. If you find a good one...HOLD on to it. It is a classic. ...and a Martin for you acoustic players.

Just sayin'

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