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NBD - Finally a Fiver

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by aRandomAggie, Dec 31, 2013.


  1. aRandomAggie

    aRandomAggie Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2011
    Houston
    I worked pretty hard this year, so I decided it was time to reward myself by adding a five string back to my stable. Wife agreed with me, so I picked up this little beauty from James at The Perfect Bass: A Sky Blue EBMM Stingray 5! James is a great guy to work with, and gave me a great deal on the bass. I ordered the bass yesterday, it shipped out yesterday afternoon, and FedEx dropped it off today (WOW!)

    Anyway, blah blah blah. I know why you clicked on this link:

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    Photos don't do this color justice, 'specially with my crappy iPhone pics. It has a nice pearl shine when in direct light. This is my first EBMM, and everything I've ready about their quality seems to be true. I definitely feel like I got more than my money's worth with this one!
     
  2. Lazylion

    Lazylion Goin ahead on wit my bad self! Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2006
    Frederick MD USA
    Congratulations! I loved getting a 5-string. Once you get used to it, you will too.

    Until you get used to it, be prepared to forgive yourself for a lot of mistakes! LOL
    It will be worth it, trust me!
     
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  4. Neener

    Neener Grumpy Old Dog

    Feb 25, 2007
    Mechanicsburg, PA
    Oh wow, very nice!
     
  5. garp

    garp

    Feb 7, 2009
    Connecticut USA
    I like your bass. And I like your wife. :p
     
  6. aRandomAggie

    aRandomAggie Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2011
    Houston
    Thanks for the compliments!
    Lazylion: I played a 5 string almost exclusively in college; sold that one and upgraded, but never got comfortable with the neck profile of the new five. Started playing fours, sold the five a few years ago, and never replaced it. So it's a bit like learning to ride a bike again...:D

    garp: that makes two of us. I'm a lucky guy...when she asked me how much this bass cost, I told her, and she just said "oh, that's not too bad." Guess I have a winner! :bassist:
     
  7. Red_Label

    Red_Label

    Dec 1, 2013
    MT, USA
    VERY NICE!!! Congrats!

    I'm a long-time lead guitar player and HATE big necks (I have small hands).

    But the Sterling Ray 35 that I picked-up several weeks ago is just awesome and could not feel more comfortable to my left hand. I LOVE this beast!!! I've since added a Ray 34 fretless and just added a fretted Ray 34 a few days ago (haven't got it yet though).
     
  8. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
  9. Ewo

    Ewo a/k/a Steve Cooper Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Huntington WV
  10. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Congrats! I'm celebrating a new Big Al 5'er.

    So far, it's all great.
     
  11. huckleberry1

    huckleberry1

    Jul 1, 2013
    Mesquite, Texas
    Disclosures:
    student
    Congrats, Bro- nice choice sound and color wise...
     
  12. pfox14

    pfox14

    Dec 22, 2013
    Well we both added 5-ers to our arsenal. I just picked up a MIM Fender Jazz 5. Congrats on yours.
     
  13. Blueinred

    Blueinred

    Mar 12, 2009
    Greater Cincy
    Just beautiful. You won't have to worry about gettin' lost in the mix with that stud.

    Now the only thing you have to work on is which shirt(s) to wear with it to set it off!
     
  14. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!!

    Love that color!
     
  15. aRandomAggie

    aRandomAggie Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2011
    Houston
    You're supposed to wear shirts when you play??? :p
    Kidding. When I keep my shirt on, everyone wins.
     



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