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Ernie Ball Music Man New Colors!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by line6bassist, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. line6bassist

    line6bassist Supporting Member

    May 16, 2009
    san antonio/austin
  2. Ooba Tooba

    Ooba Tooba

    Apr 30, 2017
    Nice! I have yet to play one of these basses, but have been curious about them lately. I really like that Tectonic Blue
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  3. line6bassist

    line6bassist Supporting Member

    May 16, 2009
    san antonio/austin
    I just realized it's a sparkle too...very nice!
  4. hypercarrots


    Jan 28, 2009
    los angeles
    ooh starry night is back. without the ebony board unfortunately.
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  5. eastcoasteddie

    eastcoasteddie Supporting Member

    Since they’re not using Ash anymore, I wonder what’s under the two burst finishes; an ash top? Or will those actually be the lightest weight ash they could find?
  6. I really like the Tectonic Blue and Ghost Red! :)
    Thanks for posting!
    Best wishes,
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  7. hypercarrots


    Jan 28, 2009
    los angeles
    what woods do they use now? "selected hardwoods" is what the website says. that doesn't explain anything.
  8. Mike Vee

    Mike Vee

    Oct 8, 2012
    Where's the stingray classics? Only EBMM I'm interested in. Man, around 2012 they had like 20 varieties of that model. Some AMAZING vintage colors, now it seems all they do is natural and sunburst. WTH? I will grab a used one I think soon.

  9. el jeffe bass

    el jeffe bass

    Nov 22, 2013
    New Mexico
    That short scale in starry night, ME GUSTA.
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  10. eastcoasteddie

    eastcoasteddie Supporting Member

    They put out a statement a few months ago that there is a Swamp Ash shortage and they were going to start using more Basswood & Poplar.
    I think it’s more to cut weight since those woods are typically lighter weight but very little visible grain. That’s why there are so many solid colors and no more Natural finish.

    Changing Times, Changing Timbers: Why the guitar industry’s swamp ash shortage won’t interrupt our mission to make the world’s best guitars.
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2020
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  11. Ghost pepper lol :rolleyes:.
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  12. selowitch

    selowitch Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2005
    Rockville MD
    What fingerboard option goes with each body finish?
  13. scuzzy


    Feb 15, 2006
    Troy, MO
    The aqua sparkle is still my favorite. Beautiful on every bass, fretboard, I've seen.

    My color shifting green on my DD2 big Al is pretty freaking amazing as well.

    Beyond that, the first ever bass I gassed over was natural Ash, Maple fretboard, tort pickguard stingray 4. Still a top 5 beautiful factory instrument to me.
  14. Gizmot


    Mar 22, 2009
    Nashville area
    I’m looking forward to seeing these basses in person at NAMM starting on Thursday. I need to touch, feel and see them in person.
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  15. line6bassist

    line6bassist Supporting Member

    May 16, 2009
    san antonio/austin
    I wonder if these colors will apply to Bongo or EBMM sterling?
  16. Slater

    Slater Leave that thing alone. Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    I like the Ghostwood and Ghostpepper. :thumbsup:
  17. Cool colours!

    While EBMM certainly dont need my advice, I agree that the Classic line could do with some (classic?) colour options, creating a fully fledged alternative to the special. IMO
  18. jamro217

    jamro217 Supporting Member

    "Ghostwood" or "Ghost of Shoreline Gold"? :cool::cool:
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  19. Smooth_bass88

    Smooth_bass88 Groove it Supporting Member

    Dare I ask how much these go for? The last time I bought a US made StingRay bass it was $849
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  20. Joe Murray

    Joe Murray

    May 14, 2008
    Fairfax, VA
    US Music Man basses start at 2k now. :woot:
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