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Music Man Bass . Pre Ernie Ball or Not .

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by gozan, Oct 17, 2001.

  1. gozan


    Sep 17, 2000
    I have a choice of a Pre Ernie Ball MUSICMAN Bass in excellent condition , or a brand new one from a store 2001 ERNIE BALL MUSICMAN BASS STINGRAY w/ 3 eq. Both are the same price . The new I can choose on rosewood or maple neck . Ash body.
  2. Play them! If the Pre is that good of a price you could probably buy it and then sell it for a higher price elsewhere. If not, then just play the heck out of both of the basses, and pick the one that suits you best. I recently bought a new one and can't say anything bad about it.

  3. gozan


    Sep 17, 2000
    The pre Ernie Ball Bass is $1000.00 . Pick guard was removed and is lost.
  4. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    Although many disagree, I prefer the Ernie Ball 'Rays to the pre-EB ones. Better electronics, better truss-rod adjustment, just basically better basses overall, IMO.
  5. bassaussie


    Oct 6, 2001
    I'm with boogiebass on this. I've owned both pre-Ernie and Ernie, and I much preferred the Ernie. Also, from trying various basses out, I find the EB basses are much more consistent in quality. Of the 50 or so Stingrays I've tried in my life, only 2 were bad and both were all pre-Ernie models.

    With regards to which bass to buy, buy the one you like the most. If that's the pre-Ernie, then great, buy it. However, unless you want to keep it as a collectors item, don't buy the pre-Ernie just because of what it is.
  6. Funkster

    Funkster Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2000
    Wormtown, MA
    I have played them both and owned them both!
    Right now I own a Pre (79) Ernie that I love, sold the ErnieBall to get it. I love the 79 but I miss the 3 band EQ and the trussrod adj is the best in the business, I will have another EB some day.
    I like both;)

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