Re: Finally bought a Musicman, but...

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Posted by jd on January 27, 2001 at 21:50:59:

In Reply to: Finally bought a Musicman, but... posted by JP on January 27, 2001 at 14:48:45:

: Hi!!!!

: Itīs true, I bought the bass I was looking for to repalce my Washburn XB 500

: Itīs a LEFT HANDED sunburt 4 string StingRay that sounds awesome, compared with my prior bass.

: But I have de impression that the piece of wood that is used to make the neck is different from the wood of the headstock (is it normal???) because of the different tones of the wood in each (the division is exacly beetween the neck and headstock).

: The tuners are schaller tuners made for musicman??? Itīs written on the back musicman only (is it OK too??).

: The tuners are a little stained (that stain that is typical from old metal). what can I do to clean it??

: Anyway the bass looks and sounds good

: PS: sorry if the questions seem to be dumb , but it was the first time I really played a Musicman!!!!

I suspect you are talking about the finish on the headstock looking different from the rest of the neck which has no finish(or just a light oil-i forget). i own a musicman sterling and that difference in colors between the headstock and neck is just that- there is no coating on the neck which is why it feels super smooth and fast too play-not sticky at all as a painted or "finished" neck would be. You will also notice that because there is no finish coating on the back of the neck , it will accumulate alot of dirt and grime from your hands over time. I started noticing it after about a couple of months. If you have a maple fingerboard you will definitely see how easily that gets dirty too.

As for your hardware I know you can use a metal polish for your tuners to clean them up. I haven't tried because I kinda dig the look of worn in tuners-but then again I'm in love with vintage instruments-like a nice beat up '62 pbass!

good luck with your music man

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