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Old 02-24-2013, 02:53 PM
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NBD resolved! EBMM Content

Last week I posted about how I disappointingly received a freaking empty Dean acoustic bass case in place of the EBMM Stingray 4 HH slo Special I ordered from MF!

Well, their customer service definitely sucks because I had to call like 6 times to get the replacement item shipped out. However, they did upgrade me to 2-day shipping. A box arrived Friday and I nervously opened it, expecting a Rogue beetle bass or some other such disappointment.

Well, they got it right the second time! I was so pleased to pull out the fresh MM case. I immediately opened her up and I've been playing the bass all weekend. It's my first EBMM. I can't recommend it enough.

I usually play a 62 AVRI P Bass with the 1.75" nut width. I love that bass to death and the Stingray definitely can't do what it does, but it is a fantastic instrument. I really wanted it for a modern sounding bass and this thing delivers. The HH configuration is really versatile, though I don't think anything beats the conventional MM bridge pickup setting. It sounds gut wrenching, especially drop tuned.

The 'clank' I hear so much about with these basses isn't really there to my ear when the strings are up at a reasonable action. I have them pretty low, but I'm not a "strings-on-the-fretboard" type of guy. It just sounds damn good...

Also, let me just say that the 1.5" neck on the slo Special is magical. It seems much fuller in profile than a Jazz bass which I really like coming from the AVRI P Bass. It seems plenty full, but just a lot faster. The unfinished back is amazing. What a nice touch.

Anyway, I love this bass so much. I understand the rules, so here are a few pics.


IMG_2388 by nhixson82, on Flickr


IMG_2387 by nhixson82, on Flickr


IMG_2381 by nhixson82, on Flickr


IMG_2380 by nhixson82, on Flickr


IMG_2379 by nhixson82, on Flickr
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:54 PM
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Congrats, friend! Nothing like a EBMM Stingray!
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:57 PM
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Totally digging the matching headstock.
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:04 PM
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Beautiful bass! I'm glad to hear you persevered and got satisfaction. Congratulations!
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:19 PM
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Cool bass man - congrats.
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:36 PM
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Totally digging the matching headstock.
Me too. Usually I'm not a fan of them, but it looks great on this bass. Especially with the BWB pickguard.
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:38 PM
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Awesome bass, nice pics. Congratz!
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:40 PM
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Very nice, OP - congrats...


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Old 02-24-2013, 04:42 PM
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Congrats, friend! Nothing like a EBMM Sterling

FIFY, hahaha!!!

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Old 02-24-2013, 04:50 PM
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Me too. Usually I'm not a fan of them, but it looks great on this bass. Especially with the BWB pickguard.
Me either. On this one it almost looks like a stealth. This thing just looks classy as hell.
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:50 PM
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Very nice looking bass! Congrats! Glad you like it.
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:30 PM
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Boing!

Congrats! That's very niiiice.
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:41 PM
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Very nice.

It occurs to me that I've been MM-less for a while. Wanting a Ray HH fiver but doubtful about finding one at -9 lbs.

Anyway, 'grats!
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:57 PM
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Great!

Congrats!
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...the standard "Precision pickup" (the one that looks like a Tetris block)
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:36 AM
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Very nice.

It occurs to me that I've been MM-less for a while. Wanting a Ray HH fiver but doubtful about finding one at -9 lbs.

Anyway, 'grats!
This 4 stringer with smaller neck is about 9.5 lbs. I'm sure most fivers would have to weigh more.
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:00 AM
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Awesome bass! When I got my HH it certainly filled a bit hole in the gas!
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Old 04-13-2013, 05:03 PM
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I'm sorry, but that first (OP) post was really funny to me. I can just see your face when you opened that box, I can only imagine the words.
Made my day, Thanks!
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Old 04-13-2013, 05:54 PM
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OK I have not been a big fan of EBMMs but I have to say this bass is beeeeauuuuitful! You sir have excellent taste in basses. I now officially have GAS.
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