Question for musicman players

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Kelu, Jul 9, 2003.

  1. Kelu


    Dec 6, 2002
    Lille in France
    Where is the serial number ! !
    Can find it on my Sterling !
  2. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    The serial number on my SR5 is on the neck plate
  3. Kelu


    Dec 6, 2002
    Lille in France
    Not on my sterling !
    Maybe i need to put out the neck !
  4. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    Give the Ernie Ball guys a call
  5. Check the bridge. I know I have seen it on there a few times, esspecially older basses.
  6. Kelu


    Dec 6, 2002
    Lille in France
    neither on the bridge !
    Why does EB hides the number ! :spit:
  7. I have never heard of them hiding serial numbers before. Where did you get the bass? Have you checked all over the bridge? If I recall the serial number was under the strings just before the holes to enter the bridge. Make sure you look thoroughly.

    If you cannot find it I am at a loss. Are you SURE it's a sterling musicman bass? Is it possible the bolt plate for the neck was replaced? Did you buy it new? Give us some info.
  8. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Older Music Man basses have the serial number stamped on the bridge, newer ones after 1996 or so, have it on the neck plate. If for some reason the neck plate was replaced, under Ernie Ball policy, it cannot be replaced with another serialized plate, therefore all is lost.
  9. If it was replaced you are probably screwed as far as reselling it because that's a very important part of verifying age and make of an instrument, esspecially in online auctions.
  10. Kelu


    Dec 6, 2002
    Lille in France
    It is a real Musicman Bass I bought in a music shop..
    There are musicman logos on the neck, brigge, tuners, back etc..
    No doubt about it.
    I think the number is maybe above the pickguard or between the neck and the body..
  11. I have a Sterling, and the serial# is on the neck plate. Sorry, I can't offer any advice.
  12. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Central Texas
  13. Mine is on the bridge.