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SOLD FS/FT EB Music Man Big AL 4SSS Olive Gold!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by magic2119, Jan 4, 2012.


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  1. magic2119

    magic2119

    Dec 14, 2009
    Burlington, IA
    Up for sale is my newly acquired Olive Gold EBMM Big Al 4SSS w/OHSC.

    This thing is absolutely beautiful. As always, Ernie Ball comes through with a tight fit, finish, and craftsmanship. There is some minor swirling on the pick guard but that is really about it.

    It plays great and sounds great with a wide array of tonal options. It can be ran in active mode with any combination of the 3 pickups active. It can also run in full passive mode with any combo of the 3 coils active.

    The case is in pristine condition.

    The price is $1400 paypal'd/shipped CON/US
    Trade Bait
    EBMM dargie 4's (Stingray, Bongo, BigAl SSS)
    Rick 4003 (fireglo preferred)

    Pics! (these are from the tb'er I got the bass from 2 months ago. It hasn't left my practice room since they were taken and it is in the exact same shape. All I have for a camera is my phone and it wouldn't do this bass justice)

    body-front.

    Top.

    body-back.

    neckgrain.

    headstock-back_.

    peghead-front.
     
  2. MasterBass!

    MasterBass! Reaching new Highs in Lows!! Supporting Member

    Great colors!!!
     
  3. magic2119

    magic2119

    Dec 14, 2009
    Burlington, IA
    Thanks Master! Just like any EBMM a picture just can't do their paint jobs justice.
     
  4. basstodave

    basstodave

    Jan 12, 2002
    arizona
    weight?
     
  5. magic2119

    magic2119

    Dec 14, 2009
    Burlington, IA
    9.3lb on the bathroom scale
     
  6. hifibass

    hifibass

    Feb 4, 2008
    Albany, NY
    When the BIG AL first came out I HATED IT! But now, I get it. Why should EBMM follow the herd when it actually IS the 21st Century? This one is a beauty, non-trad colors and shape but a really gorgeous job of packaging. I wish I wasn't knee deep in basses or I'd love to play this one.
     
  7. magic2119

    magic2119

    Dec 14, 2009
    Burlington, IA
    I have to agree hifi. I remember when I was looking at my first high end bass. I just didn't "get" the Big Al. I ended up with a stingray and it was OK. They are really a one trick pony though and I wanted something more well rounded. Later on I decided to get one of these and try it out. I am just in love with the sounds these things can make. The only reason i'm selling this is so I can have the funds for then a Dargie Big Al 4SSS comes on the market.

    I have owned and extensively played the Stingray, Bongo, and Big Al, in the H, HH, and SSS configurations and this is by far my favorite of the lot. I've also giving a G&L2500 a shot, but it just doesn't stand up.
     
  8. whirledpeas

    whirledpeas Supporting Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    Sittin' Here in Limbo
    For the uninitiated, what are the necks like on these?
     
  9. magic2119

    magic2119

    Dec 14, 2009
    Burlington, IA
    Its the thinner of the neck offerings from EBMM. Its the same as the Sterling necks (I believe). Its not quite as fat (read thick) as a Fender neck. They are fast player for sure, and the actions can go way down without having fret buzz.

    I'm not too familiar with things outside of the EBMM families. So maybe someone with a bit more rounded on all makes/models could chime in?
     
  10. whirledpeas

    whirledpeas Supporting Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    Sittin' Here in Limbo
    Thanks. What's the nut width?
     
  11. Mrfstop

    Mrfstop

    Jan 26, 2006
    New York

    There is a dargie big al SSS on feebay right now for like $2,000. Just a headsup in case ya wanted one quickly...
     
  12. magic2119

    magic2119

    Dec 14, 2009
    Burlington, IA
    1 1/2" at the nut
     
  13. magic2119

    magic2119

    Dec 14, 2009
    Burlington, IA
    I want one bad, but not quite $2k bad. :)
     
  14. Mrfstop

    Mrfstop

    Jan 26, 2006
    New York
    hahaha I hear ya...normally they run around $1,500 to $1,600 used and minty WHEN ya can find one surfacing someplace....
    The ebay guy is a dreamer...will not sell for THAT
     
  15. Brianvw

    Brianvw Supporting Member

    May 12, 2011
    Boy, this is a beauty! The Big Al is an incredible bass. Someone is going to get a deal here.
     
  16. magic2119

    magic2119

    Dec 14, 2009
    Burlington, IA
    Thanks for the kind words. It really is a great bass.
     
  17. Brianvw

    Brianvw Supporting Member

    May 12, 2011
    Hey, Magic -- I just saw that you're in Burlington; I'm in Moline.
     
  18. magic2119

    magic2119

    Dec 14, 2009
    Burlington, IA
    Isn't the Midwest a fun place?
     
  19. Brianvw

    Brianvw Supporting Member

    May 12, 2011
    I won't bitch about it as long as the temp is in the 40's in January! :)
     
  20. projectapollo

    projectapollo Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Tennessee
    This bass in olive gold is very nice. Great color.
     

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