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Not a Music Man fan, but...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jd56hawk, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. Robert Darby

    Robert Darby Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2018
  2. birminghambass

    birminghambass Supporting Member

    Sep 18, 2002
    Birmingham, AL
    Oh man that is ugly.
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  3. Maxdusty


    Mar 9, 2012
    Michigan USA
    The gold hardware is interesting but I probably would do without the gold pickguard. I used to own a Peavey Zodiac DE bass with the chrome pickguard and that drove me crazy! Not just fingerprints and smudges but even the smallest scratch on it looked horrific. I would probably do with a brushed gold pg or better yet, a black plastic one.
  4. Robert Darby

    Robert Darby Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2018
    Keep her away from the president. He may grab her bridge!
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  5. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    Did you nick that from Donald?
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  6. juggahnaught


    Feb 11, 2018
    I like it.
  7. mouthmw


    Jul 19, 2009
    Definitely not a fan of gold hardware, or gold jewelry for that matter (yuck! distaste). But that Midnight Traditional MIJ P bass looks pretty cool, so black guard on that Ray would definitely be an improvement.
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  8. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    But...ITZ FAMOUS!!
  9. rashrader


    Mar 4, 2004
    Baltimore, MD
    Was this some sort of dare amongst the Ball Family? Yuck.
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  10. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Yes, that line comes in pretty handy.
  11. onamission

    onamission Supporting Member

    Mr Natural, Stripped 2011 FPS, Tru-oiled, Gold Hardware.


  12. Robert B

    Robert B Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    Hampton, Va USA
    Too blingy for me. But that aside, I've always thought Music Man basses were kind of "clunky" looking. I did buy both a Stingray and a Sabre back in the '70s (function before form). I never could get a satisfying sound out of the Stingray and sold it. On the other hand, I still have the Sabre and it served me well for years. But ultimately, these days I prefer the humble p-bass. Not only for its looks but also for its sound.
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  13. Biggbass


    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    I thought this thread was going to be about
    the first Rap song..

  14. Not into gold...
  15. andruca


    Mar 31, 2004
    Madrid (Spain)
    100% this, tasteless.
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  16. ejaggers

    ejaggers Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2009
    Fort Worth, tx

    I've never been a MM fan as far as aesthetics.
    But I'd rock the hell outta that!!!

    In fact, I've been thinking about a gold project, but haven't really decided on which one to do.
    Many times, I see gold that doesn't suit me, especially if it’s old and tarnished, or the wrong color body.
    But when I saw this one here on TB, I knew something gold was in my future.


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  17. nilorius


    Oct 27, 2016
    Riga - Latvia
    Looks cool, if it sounds good then it's superstishous.
  18. I love it, just the way it is.

    I find black finishes dead common and avoid them, but I'd play that one in a heartbeat.

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  19. Crater


    Oct 12, 2011
    Dallas, TX area
    Aria Pro did it first! Behold, the "Black 'n' Gold" series, from the early/mid 80s.

    Aria Black and Gold.

    I actually own a Black 'n' Gold CS-450 medium scale bass, but sadly most of the gold plating has worn off.

    There was also an EPIC 'Black Gold' version of the famous Datsun 280 ZX.

    I think the gold pickguard is a bit much, but the rest of it? It's lovely if a bit impractical.
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  20. MattZilla


    Jun 26, 2013
    very much not a fan of gold nor the demographic targeted with those cars, but my dream barn has spaces reserved for one of those and a matching period 911.

    Edit- and a Yamaha Midnight Series XS1100 and SR500
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2019 at 11:10 AM
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