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NBD resolved! EBMM Content

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by natrontheape, Feb 24, 2013.


  1. natrontheape

    natrontheape

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    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.

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  2. madbassplaya

    madbassplaya Supporting Member

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    Congrats, friend! Nothing like a EBMM Stingray!
     
  3. snyderz

    snyderz Supporting Member

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    Totally digging the matching headstock.
     
  4. audioglenn

    audioglenn Gold Supporting Member

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    Beautiful bass! I'm glad to hear you persevered and got satisfaction. Congratulations!
     
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  6. petermca17

    petermca17

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    Cool bass man - congrats.
     
  7. Dave W

    Dave W Previously bassgod0dmw Supporting Member

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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.
     
  8. petch

    petch Supporting Member

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    Awesome bass, nice pics. Congratz! :)
     
  9. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

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    Very nice, OP - congrats...


    - georgestrings
     
  10. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

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    FIFY, hahaha!!!

    - georgestrings
     
  11. natrontheape

    natrontheape

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    Me either. On this one it almost looks like a stealth. This thing just looks classy as hell.
     
  12. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

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    Very nice looking bass! Congrats! Glad you like it.
     
  13. Immigrant

    Immigrant

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    Boing!

    Congrats! That's very niiiice.
     
  14. Templar

    Templar Supporting Member

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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!
     
  15. giacomini

    giacomini Supporting Member

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  16. natrontheape

    natrontheape

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    This 4 stringer with smaller neck is about 9.5 lbs. I'm sure most fivers would have to weigh more.
     
  17. i_got_a_mohawk

    i_got_a_mohawk

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    Awesome bass! When I got my HH it certainly filled a bit hole in the gas!
     
  18. Gabriel51

    Gabriel51

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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!
     
  19. LarryCrabtree

    LarryCrabtree Supporting Member

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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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