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  1. #31

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    Quote Originally Posted by bass thumper View Post
    Sorry, but i just don't see it. It looks like a Gothic bass.
    Yes! Exactly the same issue as with the Stealth bass guitars.

  2. #32

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rizzoy View Post
    Attachment 17362Have one myself it is a beauty. Love my Darth Vader EB.
    I think that's just a standard black Stingray with a matching headstock. No painted neck, no black knobs, no black plastic control crescent. Still a nice bass, but not a Darth Vader model like the one the thread is about.
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  3. #33

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    [QUOTE=bassmonkeee;858000]I think that's just a standard black Stingray with a matching headstock. No painted neck, no black knobs, no black plastic control crescent. Still a nice bass, but not a Darth Vader model like the one the thread is about.[

    I looked up the serial number on the EB database (E21932...30 Mar 2001. Black with Rosewood. Black pg. Black control plate. Nick-named "Darth Vader Bass" by Ernie Ball.) does indeed indicate that it is in fact a darth vader"


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  4. #34

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    after looking up the serial number i found out that it was indeed a Darth Vader bass, or so it says on musicmanbass.org. bassmonkeee brought up a good point why is the neck not painted, and why isnt the hardware black? Am i missing something here?? please help
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  5. #35

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    This Stingray is not a Darth Vader bass. The build date is 2001 and last shipped in early 2002...Darth Vader Basses were made in the early 90's....So this one is a normal 6 bolt Stingray 3EQ in Black with rosewood board. Still a very nice Looking bass...

  6. #36

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek View Post
    This Stingray is not a Darth Vader bass. The build date is 2001 and last shipped in early 2002...Darth Vader Basses were made in the early 90's....So this one is a normal 6 bolt Stingray 3EQ in Black with rosewood board. Still a very nice Looking bass...
    thnk you sirs

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    Hello everyone, I found this thread while looking for information about a bass I own and was going to sell. I'm thinking it may be one of these. I bought it used a while back so it's possible that the previous owner may have switched out the pick-guard. Other than that it looks pretty much right on. It also looks like he partially removed some of the paint. If it is in fact a Darth Vader I may try to restore it to original specs and could use some advice. Would it be possible to confirm it with the serial #? It's 29920 which seems to put it in the date range.
    Thanks for any help. -Jason
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    hmm.. if those are road worn scars i would not touch the bass

    if they are a failed effort to make a road worn bass im not sure what to do..

    if it is played to become like that its awesome! id cherish every battle scar it has

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  9. #39

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jpm View Post
    Hello everyone, I found this thread while looking for information about a bass I own and was going to sell. I'm thinking it may be one of these. I bought it used a while back so it's possible that the previous owner may have switched out the pick-guard. Other than that it looks pretty much right on. It also looks like he partially removed some of the paint. If it is in fact a Darth Vader I may try to restore it to original specs and could use some advice. Would it be possible to confirm it with the serial #? It's 29920 which seems to put it in the date range.
    Thanks for any help. -Jason
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    Thanks, I think some of the paint removal was intentional though.

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    Ok, I decided to throw the bass up on Ebay and have gotten a question about the finish. I remember there was another thread where an owner talked about how he owned two and explained what it was but I can't seem to find it. Does anyone have any information? It's a very soft paint, black matte. Any help would be great. thanks

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    30311 Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray Darth Vader

    Late to the game but I recently have become an owner of the famous Darth Vader Stingray. SN # 30311. This EBMM has been gigged but is in pretty decent condition otherwise. Emailed the folks at Ernie Ball and verified that it is indeed a true EBMM DV.
    For some reason I'm unable to attach pics here otherwise you all would have them...

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