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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by eadg98005, Jan 20, 2015.
Just revealed :
In my pre-nerve issues days this would have been my holy grail....
Now my fingers are pointlessly crossed hoping they've decided to make it in 32" scale! And since I'm already smoking crack, why not 3 string for good measure.
On a more serious note, yet another bass I could never play pain free, but still have serious GAS for.....
wow that looks pretty nice...
finally a Stingray with a comfortable neck heal!
...and a 5er:
I love that fully finished neck look though I wonder if the through neck will warm the tone rather than bite as a bolt on does. It sounds that way, however, who knows how his eq was set.
Curious to see if there's a Sterling. Fingers crossed!
Me, too !!!!!
that doesn't solve the weak G issue nor the G sliding off the fretboard on the fivers.
they should deal with known issues before attempting to reinvent their wheel with a major design change such as this. just my two bits-I have owned four of them
their basses are so close to being right-I wish they were...for me.
I've heard of the weak G, but have never experienced it with 7 out of 7 MM's . I'm not a 5 stringer, so I can't comment on the sliding G... BTW, nice blue dawn
sold it-was a great bass except for that dreaded G slide.
I prefer the tone of bolt on basses, sound more open too me. It is nice they are offering the option. Even if the woods are the same a bolt on will always sound "different" compared too a neck through. The weak G string problem on the some of the stingrays is real and I agree should be addressed.
I like... but I'm torn....
While I love neck thru on basses like Spector, or Alembic, I'm not sure I'd like them on Stingray or Jazz bass for example.
I know what you're saying and I don't disagree. Those are definitely annoying flaws that EBMM should fix. But, to take a different perspective, I've found that both issues can be mostly negated with certain hand techniques. And I've also found that those same techniques are really just more "correct" ways of playing in general; they make you sound better on any bass. Sometimes it's not the bass's strengths but its flaws that make me improve my skills.
Will there be a Sterling? If so, my plans to not buy any more basses this year may have just been thrown out the window.
Did hell just froze over?
No, there hasn't been a thread where the weak G string hasn't come up, so it's not likely. Maybe be one day...
Damn you for posting this... now I need one!
I owned musicman basses before - never noticed anything wrong with the G string. Will I be eaten alive for this blapshemy?
On a more serious note - I really respect them as a company for constantly trying new things with bongo / al / gamechanger / new strings etc. etc.