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    New Owner - 1st EBMM

    With 46 years playing time I have bought my first Music Man bass. Sterling 5 Ball Family Reserve. Gold with a rosewood fingerboard and neck. I honestly do not know how many basses I have owned through the years, but this may very well be the best bass I have ever owned.

    Now I have owned a OLP and a Ray35, but both of these were cheaply made MM knock-offs - so bad they almost kept me from buying a 'real' MM. I also bought an old 4 string (82 i think) just to resale. It was nice.

    Anyway, without naming other brands (and there has been some that cost even more) - it is possible I may have bought my last bass. Build quality, tone, craftsmanship, hardware, this bass has it all. And what a joy to play. I played it for three hours straight the day I opened it up.

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    Wow. That is gorgeous. Very nice!! That will be a keeper I think!!

    Bongo 5H, BFR Roasted, Black Sugar
    Bongo 5Hp Fretless, Mahogany, Roasted, Honey Burst

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    Wow, nice one, can't beat a rosewood neck
    bovinehost: Yes, I do agree with that, but if there's nothing wrong then there's nothing wrong.
    Beth: I would compare Bongo to Tommy Lee Jones. Bad a$$ and just hot in a weird way...
    cheezewiz: They should take their lace thongs off and play bass.

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    I came very close to snagging that one off of Ebay. My closest GC has one exactly like it as well. Been on the wall for a couple of years now.

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    Go for it.

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    Beautiful instrument. Congratulations and welcome to the craving.
    Classic Sabre "Natural" born 4/23/2014
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    Very nice bass, congratulations! A Sterling was my first Music Man bass too. I also thought it would be my last high end bass but then I started playing all of the other models and acquired some major gas. Now all I need is a Reflex and Big Al to own at least 1 of every type of EBMM bass model.

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    So YOU'RE the lucky SOB who wound up with that! Congratulations. It took a massive amount of will power to avoid snagging it for myself.

    You're doomed now. Welcome to the ranks of the few, the proud, the weird..... the Knuckleheads.



    Desert Gold F13843 05 Bongo 5 HHp
    Blue Dawn F11199 07 LE Bongo 5 Hp fretless
    Candy Red F23343 08 Bongo 5 H
    Tangerine Pearl F28251 2011 Big Al 5 SSS

    BP: "I am very proud of many of the creations at ebmm but none more than the Bongo. Every day the cult grows and it makes it all worthwhile."

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    I pray that doesn't happen to me.

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    Knuckleheads, heh?

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    Yeah, Knuckleheads. They even put signs out for us at fancy hotels occasionally.

    Nice bass. So what's the next EBMM going to be?

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    Well, I do like the looks of the Reflexs.....

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    Nice bass!

    86 Sabre Nat
    87 TR
    87 Sun
    87 SR5 proto Peach
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    Though yours is a fiver, the H/S Sterling is my favorite basses, welcome to the family!
    Psycho Ward

    King of Lefthanzia

    "I now pronounce you KING of LEFTHANZIA...its official and no one can take it away..." -BP

    4 Bongos
    4 Sterlings
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    Some of us are Canuckleheads
    1977 Sunburst SR4H with customized 24 fret ebony fretboard, 1982 Natural SR4H X2, 1983 Sunburst SR4H, 2005 Buttercream Bongo 4HH RW Neck, 2005 LE Buttercream SR4HH, 2007 DD SR4HH, 2007 DD Bongo 4HH, 2009 25th Venetian Red SR4HH BFR RW neck, a couple of regular Sterlings, a few other Stingrays, and a few competitors basses

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