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Ernie Ball died

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Dave Siff, Sep 10, 2004.


  1. :(
    SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) -- Ernie Ball, a pioneer maker of rock 'n' roll guitar strings used by legions of artists from the
    Rolling Stones to Merle Travis, has died. He was 74.
    Ball died at his home Thursday after an ongoing illness, the mortuary handling services announced.
     
  2. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    R.I.P. I'll have to give Brian a call. My prayers for the family.
     
  3. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    I found out yesterday morning at the Ernie Ball Forum. I was going to post it over here, but Jon deleted his post so I thought it best to wait until an official announcement was made.

    RIP, Mr Ball. I never talked to you but your grandson Scott turned out alright and your company is amazing, so you have my respect.
     
  4. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
  5. AmplifyYourBass

    AmplifyYourBass

    Dec 7, 2003
    Proud to play a Stingray. R.I.P. Ernie Ball. :bassist: Rock on.
     
  6. Dan Molina

    Dan Molina TalkBass Secular Progressive

    Jul 17, 2002
    Murr Town, California
    Wow for todays standards there still a bit young.

    R.I.P.
     
  7. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
  8. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    RIP Mr. Ball.


    I dont mean to detract from Mr. Ball's acomplishments, but thats actually a Leo Fender design. Ernie Ball bought Musicman from Leo.
     
  9. I shall play my guitar strings proudly for you, EB.

    Rest in peace.
     
  10. Dan Molina

    Dan Molina TalkBass Secular Progressive

    Jul 17, 2002
    Murr Town, California
    +1 I like slinky's on my guitar.
     
  11. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    This is some really sad news. I guess everyone who owns one of his basses just saw it go up in value.

    -Mike
     
  12. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Wow isnt Tyler Hole in a band with Ernie Balls son? I wonder what ty has to say about it, since he knows the guy.
     
  13. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    Huh? :confused:
     
  14. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA

    Now that EB has passed away, I'm thinking the value of EB basses will go up. It's like that with alot of things.

    -Mike
     
  15. i doubt it. most potential bass buyers probably weren't aware that he was alive in the first place. "Ernie Ball" is more of a brand name than one we associate with a real person, kind of like "Walt Disney."
     
  16. Mudfuzz

    Mudfuzz

    Apr 3, 2004
    WA...
    I got to meet Ernie Ball awile back, very nice guy, and from what I've heard from people that knew him well, a great peddle steal player; this a just sad. :bawl: :bawl: :bawl: :bawl: :bawl: :bawl:
     
  17. My thoughts exactly, and why his death came as a shock to me.

    My prayers to his family.
     
  18. AmplifyYourBass

    AmplifyYourBass

    Dec 7, 2003
    Yeah I know. Believe me, I've read about it and the guys at guitar stores will never shut up explaining it. It still carries the Ernie Ball name.

    RIP EB.