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Mi Familia

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Figjam, Apr 16, 2006.


  1. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Just thought id post a pic of my family, due to the recent changes.

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    From left to right

    2006 EBMM Stingray5 HH
    1997 EBMM Sterling
    200? MTD Kingston fretless
    1993 Fender MIM jazz (my first bass) - Sold it a few years ago, recently got it back from the guy.
     
  2. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Nice. Love the four on the left ;)
     
  3. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Very nice. I really like that HH you have there.
     
  4. Sweet! How does the Kingston compare to the sterling?
     
  5. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    The neck is flatter and wider. Normally I find it to be less comfortable than the sterlings neck, but after playing the SR5 for a bit, the kingston is less uncomfortable since it is flatter/wider, similiar to a 5 strings neck. Overall they are just different, dont really have a permanent preference on the neck shape.

    The finish on the back of the neck is a normal finish, gloss, not sure what it is called. The kind you find on most basses, especially Fenders. Im not particularly fond of this finish, since i much prefer the gunstock EBMM finish.

    Tone wise, it has a great passive tone. The highs can be a bit harsh, but i like that. Hard to compare to the sterling tone wise since it is so different, and fretless.

    But overall I wouldnt say they are that similiar. Other than pickup configuration, they lack commonalities.
     
  6. You need a Roscoe to round out the collection. ;)
     
  7. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    I'm none too fond of the looks of SR5s owing to the extensve pickguard, but that's just me ;) Having said that, the finish on that one is gorgeous, I'd really love an SR4 in that colour.
     
  8. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Oh man, dont get me started ;) I wish I wish.
     
  9. Geezerman

    Geezerman

    Nov 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Nice family!
     
  10. Limo

    Limo

    Sep 22, 2002
    Reykjavik Iceland
    Your new EBMMHHVXX looks just amzingly sick!!!!:eek:
     
  11. steve21

    steve21 Banned

    Awesome family duder
     
  12. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Sweet burst on the 'Ray 5!
     
  13. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    That Blueburst is Beautiful ! Nice Family.:cool:
     
  14. like everyone else i cant get over that blueburst, i love the grain in the blue too. Its makes it soooo much nicer. great collection you got there.

    Is the difference from the thin sterling neck to the wider sr5 neck a big jump? or does it not even take getting used to?
     
  15. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Its not a bad jump. The SR5 neck is skinnier front to back to compensate for the wider fingerboard. I find it quite comfortable.
     
  16. nice, i've been considering a 5 string for a while now, and i love my stingray so i always though an SR5 would be a nice choice, i just dont really like the rounded pickup edges.
     
  17. Nice!

    I dig that Stingray.
     
  18. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Use the B as a thumbrest then :p
     
  19. Wow, Fig. I'm in awe, and +1 million on that there blue grain finish thingy. Reallly, reallly noice :hyper::D
     
  20. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    ¡Qué bonita familia!
     

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