TRADED Ernie Ball Music Man Sabre Classic

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by bass.slinger, Mar 1, 2023.

  1. bass.slinger

    bass.slinger Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 15, 2015
    Santa Fe, NM
    New Mexico
    United States
    2013 Ernie ball Music Man Sabre Classic bass in Diego Blue. Bass is in excellent condition and comes with the original case. The bass weighs 9.4 lbs and I can provide the serial number on request. Price includes shipping to CONUS.

    Will trade for a Fender AVRI ‘62 Jazz (stack knob) in black or an American Original 60s Jazz in red (possibly other colors but not sunburst). Will also consider a Fender American Original 60s Precision in blue or green.


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    Last edited: Mar 3, 2023
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  2. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Holy cow! What kind of trades?
  3. rigorous bass

    rigorous bass Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2012
    What he said!
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  4. bass.slinger

    bass.slinger Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 15, 2015
    Santa Fe, NM
    Just updated. Will trade for a Fender AVRI ‘62 Jazz in a color (preferably black or red but not sunburst).
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  5. What a beauty! I am too bass-rich to consider this currently, but I really want it just for the color. :) GLWTS
  6. DCP


    Dec 4, 2020
    Las Vegas, NV.
    Dang....I did not need to see this, my wallet is shivering in fear. GLWTS, although I may not be able to resist.
  7. bass.slinger

    bass.slinger Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 15, 2015
    Santa Fe, NM
    Added other trade potentials. Thanks.
  8. bass.slinger

    bass.slinger Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 15, 2015
    Santa Fe, NM
    I have been asked why selling this after a month. Nothing is wrong with the bass. I also have a Stingray Classic and wanted to try a Sabre Classic. After playing both, I decided to keep the Stingray. The Sabre is a little more old school and more versatile but I prefer the Stingray for my projects. Thanks.
  9. Les Fret

    Les Fret

    Sep 9, 2009
    Wow really nice bass. Looks great in blue. Just out of curiousity: the pre-Ernie Ball sabre has three little switch and the classic has a five way switch. What is the exact difference? Seems like the five way switch is even more versatile than the Pre Ernie ball version? If this was one with a maple board I would be all over it.

    Does classic sound the same as the old ones, in general (besides the 5 way switch of course)? Do they have the exact same pickups?
  10. takeout

    takeout Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2002
    Kansas City area
    Good LORD I wish I'd seen this.
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  11. Mrtoodamnsabre

    Mrtoodamnsabre Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2021
    they sound pretty similar though i think the pre-eb sounds beefier, they're two very deep and big sounding basses. the pre-eb has two 8 pole piece pickups and the eb sabre has one 8 pole at the bridge and a 16 pole neck pickup. the poles in the neck pickup are the size of a jazz bass, and the 5 way switch has different coil options. classic and eb era ones have the same functions but different switch locations but on the eb era ones 1 is neck only, 2 is neck and bridge, 3 is bridge, 4 is top coil of the neck pickup and 5 is the bridge pickup and the bottom coil of the neck pickup. The pre-eb has a bright switch, a phase switch and a pickup selector switch. A pre-eb sabre is much rarer, only about 6,000 of them in the world
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