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    BFR Redwood Questions

    Hey All - I just picked up a BFR Redwood Ray, should be here next week. I understand they were an extremely limited production model but looking on the web, I couldn't find much reliable information on them. Can anyone tell me how many were made in each pickup configuration? I'm excited to finally become a BFR owner!

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    the redwood is an awesome bass. afair there were 100 made of each pickup type. 50 for american market, 50 for the rest of the world.
    so it is an understatement to say that what you have is quite rare

    mahogany neck, binding, 1000 year old redwood top..

    congrats!

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    Looking forward to pic's..........
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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGEJ2 View Post
    Hey All - I just picked up a BFR Redwood Ray, should be here next week. I understand they were an extremely limited production model but looking on the web, I couldn't find much reliable information on them. Can anyone tell me how many were made in each pickup configuration? I'm excited to finally become a BFR owner!
    Welcome to the forum!

    Your bass features an ash body, mahogany tone block, redwood top, binding a la the Axis, mahogany neck, and rosewood fingerboard.

    The redwood comes from Northern California from old growth stumps that are over 1000 years old. The trees were initially harvested about 150 years ago.

    There were approximately 100 made worldwide

    Enjoy!
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    I thought the OP meant "rosewood". I Googled the redwood model and wow, that's beautiful!
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    Here's mine and I love it

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    that's just stunning



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    BIGEJ2, I'm jealous but very happy for you. These are beautiful, and definitely on my "to-do" list! Welcome to the forums and major congratulations on a stellar bass!

    Colin, that top is absolutely sucktastically amazing!!! Very very nice sir. If something was worthy of a day long flight from the States, that baby is it!
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    Want the HH badly!!
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    These are the best of the best, congrats!
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    this is mine



    MrM
    flats for the bongo!
    roundwounds for the fretless!

    eb customer support:
    E-mail: musicman_customerservice@ernieball.com
    Telephone: +1 866-823-2255

    trussrod adjustment:
    Click here for an image!
    less relief / flatter = lower action
    more relief / bow = higher action
    do NOT use cheap tools to adjust with. they break and scrape up your bass!

    if you have a 100th namm sr4: the truss works the other way around on those!

    i have no affiliation with eb other than i love their basses

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    the neck is finished.. just thought some of you might like to know

    MrM
    flats for the bongo!
    roundwounds for the fretless!

    eb customer support:
    E-mail: musicman_customerservice@ernieball.com
    Telephone: +1 866-823-2255

    trussrod adjustment:
    Click here for an image!
    less relief / flatter = lower action
    more relief / bow = higher action
    do NOT use cheap tools to adjust with. they break and scrape up your bass!

    if you have a 100th namm sr4: the truss works the other way around on those!

    i have no affiliation with eb other than i love their basses

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    I'm drooling over the Redwood pics posted here. Only a few more days and I'll be able to see my new baby in person. In the mean time, my wife opened up the BFR and was kind enough to take some [rather high quality] pics. If the bass sounds as good as it looks, I may never leave the studio!
    Last edited by BIGEJ2; 07-12-2012 at 08:05 AM.

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    Those are beautiful redwood basses!

    ebmm made one redwood of each of the other models that year for NAMM. My son Eric has the Axis:


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