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Musicman Sabre is back

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Nobody, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. Nobody


    Jul 14, 2004
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  3. jmac


    May 23, 2007
    Horsham, Pa
    I wonder if it'll have the tone suck switch (i.e. phase switch)?

    Lucky for me I have a '79 Sabre; so I'm good. :)

  4. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

    Jan 24, 2003
    Newport News, VA via NYC
    Kohlman Bassworks
    I've no experience with those! Are they anti Ray sounding? They look nice.
  5. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass Gnarsty bass tones Supporting Member

    I had an Ernie Ball Sabre, circa 1989. It had just one switch, a large 5-position toggle for the pickups:
    • Bridge only
    • Bridge plus neck
    • Neck only
    • Bridge plus neck in single coil mode
    • Neck only in single coil mode

    It also had four knobs: master volume plus three band EQ.
  6. Nobody


    Jul 14, 2004
    I figured more people would care about this...
  7. Nobody


    Jul 14, 2004
    Fender adding red and blue this year gets several pages of attention and this gets almost nothing?
  8. ThudThudThud


    Jun 4, 2010
    I'm not a MM player, but what's the main difference between a Sabre and an HH?
    Also, that control plate on the Sabre above looks very L2K (the link isn't lost on me).
    Does it make L2K noises?
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  9. king_biscuit


    May 21, 2006
    Very cool! Kudos to Ernie Ball for bringing back the venerable Sabre.
  10. bdgotoh

    bdgotoh Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2002
    Pacific NW
    Already have one on order, can't wait!
  11. alembicguy

    alembicguy Lone Wolf Miner

    Jan 28, 2007
    Not about to become a Facebook zombie to take a look so..............
  12. The EBMM Sabre looks pretty cool.
  13. Nobody


    Jul 14, 2004
    Here you go.

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  14. j.kernodle

    j.kernodle Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2008
    Charleston, SC
    looks nice! i have a 78 stingray but have never played a sabre. curious to try one out when they launch.
  15. j.kernodle

    j.kernodle Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2008
    Charleston, SC
    I like that they make no apologies that this is going to be a heavy ass bass. average weight 10lbs 8 oz. that's truth in advertising!
  16. troy mcclure

    troy mcclure Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2007
    Central Florida
    I always wondered if the P bass got it so right when it comes to pick up position, why did Leo move them for the Ray and Sabre?
  17. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    I sure don't feel he "got it right" with the P. Yes on the Jazz, and yes with the StingRay. :D

    While I do also own P's (just because), they are my least played basses, only come out once in a blue moon.
  18. dedpool1052


    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    if they are available left-handed, my finances are screwed.
  19. Nobody


    Jul 14, 2004
    It's available in the Classic series colors one of which is Retroburst which I believe was a color that Sterling came up with and had a Sabre in that color. I think his Sabre had the larger Stingray pup in the bridge position. IIRC
  20. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Always groove.... Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Columbia, Md
    If this were the 1600's you could be burned at the stake!!!


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