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FS: 2010 Big Al 4 SSS

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by JessRobinson, Oct 18, 2013.


  1. JessRobinson

    JessRobinson Supporting Member

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    For sale is my 2010 Ernie Ball MusicMan Big Al bass guitar. I am the original owner. The Big Al not only has cool visual appeal but also tremendous tonal versatility.

    It has three single-coil pickups in a “strat” configuration, each of which can be selected individually or in combination.

    The electronics can be played in active or passive modes. When passive mode is activated you use one tone control roll-off like a P-bass. When in active mode a separate four-band EQ is engaged (similar to a Bongo or 25th Anniversary Stingray). There are several other modes that can be activated as well.

    This all makes for a bass with a huge number of tonal options, which can be used for a wide variety of musical styles and is at equally home with slap, finger-style and a pick. Plus the damn thing looks so cool!

    This one has all the bells and whistles with a beautiful three-tone sunburst and matching headstock plus a tortoiseshell pick guard. It is truly a well-crafted instrument in excellent condition, not a scratch.

    Here’s a link to the Ernie Ball MusicMan Big Al page:
    http://www.music-man.com/instruments/basses/big-al.html

    Here’s a link to a demo/review of the Big Al by Ed Friedlander:


    Comes with OHSC and EBMM straplocks installed. More pictures are available upon request.

    [DEL]$1250 [/DEL] $1200 plus shipping.

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  2. JessRobinson

    JessRobinson Supporting Member

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    A couple more photos...

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  3. RawOrange

    RawOrange Not really an orange Supporting Member

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    This is absolutely killing me, I just got this one's twin but without the matching headstock. This one looks so much cooler!!

    I wish I could buy it- the Big Al is an incredible instrument.
  4. JessRobinson

    JessRobinson Supporting Member

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    I've gotten a few PMs with this question so might as well post the answer... this Big Al weighs around 9 lbs as measured by my faithful bathroom scale.
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  6. JessRobinson

    JessRobinson Supporting Member

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    Price drop to $1200 plus shipping.
  7. JessRobinson

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  8. tomydacat

    tomydacat Supporting Member

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    OH I LIKE THIS BUMP ..got any pics of the back. and what is nut width?
  9. JessRobinson

    JessRobinson Supporting Member

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    The neck is 1-1/2" at nut, 2-1/2" at last fret. The neck is similar to that of a EBMM Sterling, nice and fast playing.

    Pics of the beautiful backside (ahem) will be posted shortly.
  10. JessRobinson

    JessRobinson Supporting Member

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    Here are a couple quick pics of the back.

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  11. Pudge Fish

    Pudge Fish Gold Supporting Member

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    the obligatory "pm sent"
  12. JessRobinson

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