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  1. #16
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    Many have come and gone. These two stay.

    First run DD Bongo 4HP (yes, the only one made). It's staying because it has an interesting story involving VBTC.



    07 LE Blue Dawn SR 4HP. Reasonably light, sounds and plays good.


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    141-DD-76-01 Bongo
    111-L5-5M-01 SR

  2. #17
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    Excellent job guys! Really proud of yall taking the keeper for life club oath! Dont sell & have regrets!
    Sterling 5HH Honeyroasted PDN F20444 September 14th, 2012, Powered by Cobalts on July 2015

    Bongo 5HH Silver F40670 October 6th, 2011, Powered by Slinkies on Jan 2015

  3. #18
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    My very first Ray! It's a 77 one ,I bought him in 2009. From there the story began...
    KEEPERS FOR LIFE CLUB !!! Post yours too-ray77_2-jpg

  4. #19
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    Took close To 20 EBMM's to find the perfect one (and only one made).

    JOSH

    CLASSIC STINGRAY White (MHS)
    CAPRICE Natural
    SBMM JP50 Stealth (The Project)
    SBMM SUB SB4 Red (My Daughter's Bass)
    Former owner of...

    BONGO - 4HH (Rolls Burgandy), 4Hp ("Small EQ"/Medallion Gold), 4H (Ice Blue), 5HSp (White), 4H (Black Sugar), 4H (PDN Honey Burst), 4H (PDN Tobacco Burst)
    STINGRAY - 4H (30TH), 4H (Dargie Delight), 4H (VSB/BFR RW Neck), 5H (08 LE)
    STERLING - 4HH (Dargie Delight), 4H (Stealth), 4HS (Natural)
    25TH - 5HH (Venetian Red)
    BIG AL - 4SSS (Olive Gold)

  5. #20
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    Nov 2006
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    My first EBMM, a 1992 Stingray, bought from new. Like many basses from those years, it has a wonderful neck and sounds great. Plus too many gigs/memories to part with it!

    Last edited by liverbird; 10-03-2013 at 06:22 PM.
    87 TR RW 2bd
    Sun RW 2bd
    88 Peach RW 3bd
    Sabre Sun M 2bd
    89 Blub M 3bd
    SR5 Peach RW
    Sun M 2bd
    SR5 TR RW
    90 Blub RW 3bd
    TR M 2bd
    SR5 TR RW
    92 Sun RW 2bd
    V Sun RW 2bd
    94 Sterl Sun M

    98 Sher G MHS RW 3bd
    00 SR5 Mtl Flake G MHS RW
    02 Gun Silv MHS RW 2bd
    03 SR5 Wh RW
    07 TR M 3bd
    09 25th 5 HSS M
    Class Surf G M
    Class Fie R MHS M
    10 Class SR5 blk RW x2
    16 Big Al 5 SSS V Tob PDN
    17 Old Sm x2

    30th SR5 RW
    30th SR5 M

  6. #21
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    I currently have 5 EBMM basses. 4 Bongos and the Breast Cancer Awareness bass. All 5 are keepers. The Bongo's are all limited runs except for 1. The PDN Bongo 4 HHp was the only one made in that configuration and is quickly becoming my favorite Bongo. The Bongo 4 H BFR roasted neck only had I think 4 made in that configuration and I absolutely love that bass too. Especially the roasted neck on it as well. With the Bongo 4 HH DDII, I know it was also a rare one but am not sure how many were made like it? I know it does have at least one twin though. The last one is my candy apple red Bongo 4 Hp. When I ordered it, I was fortunate enough to get an abalone pickguard ordered with it too. AJ was kind enough to spot one left over so my bass got it added to it and the abalone just totally makes that bass. All of those basses will only be sold if an emergency happened and I needed the money. The last one is the Stingray Classic, Breast Cancer Awareness bass. That one is not just a keeper but it will be generational bass kept in our family long after I am gone. This marks the 3 year that my wife is a breast cancer survivor and it also marks 3 years since BP was kind enough to build the bass for us. In fact, because this month is breast cancer awareness month, the Breast Cancer Awareness bass is being used exclusively all this month any time I play.

    Here are the picks of all of my babies!

    Family shot!

  7. #22
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    Fabulous collection, Jay



  8. #23
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    My first (and not the last I hope ) MM - nothing special, very heavy. But every time I pass through it I stop mesmerized by it's body wood texture. And it sounds just amazing and powerfull when unplugged. That is an oddity but often I like to play basses unplugged at home



    MusicMan Stingray 5H: Honeyburst/ White PG/ Ceramic magnets/ Ash body/ maple neck/ maple fingerboard.
    DOB 02/14/'95

    MusicMan BFR Stingray 5HH: Natural/ Tort PG/ Alnico magnets/ Ash body/ rosewood neck/ rosewood fingerboard.

    DOB 04/03/'09

  9. #24
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    Another pic of my keeper for life, fat guy with a little bass......


  10. #25
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    Aug 2007
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    My 2009 Big Al 5-H. Just turned 4 yrs old. I plan on having her for a long time to come.



    TD
    Stingray 5 HH Vintage Tobaccoburst Rosewood Fretboard, Black pickguard, Chrome hardware.

  11. #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by Holdsg View Post
    Fabulous collection, Jay
    Thank you! I want to add a few more but it is going to be a while.

  12. #27
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    I let three other BFR Rosewood's slip through my GAS stained hands but having the incredible fortune of finding this as a NOS that was lost in inventory for four years, I am deeming this an absolute keeper.
    Balls:
    '08 Sterling 5 HH Vintage Burst Rswd board & painted headstock
    '10 Big Al 5 SSS Candy Red/Maple/ Vintage pearl gd.


    '12 SBMM modified Silo 30
    '15 Mesa Subway D800
    Mesa Powerhouse 212
    '06 Sommatone Roaring 40 112 Combo

  13. #28
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    Forgive the n00bie-ness, but I keep seeing this term "Dargie" pop up on the forums and I gotta know! What's a "Dargie"? Is that a reference to the color?

  14. #29
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    Yes, it's that odd green color, with the martini glass
    FB inlays. A Dargie Stage II is a green-to-gold color
    shifting finish. Dargie/Dargin is the 'Green Sheep' of
    the Ball family. BP has correctly observed that green
    basses, as a rule, do not sell well as part of regular
    production models. They are "special", like Dargin :-)
    Last edited by Golem; 10-07-2013 at 01:26 PM.
    S.U.B. SL4 - SR4p FL [x2] - SR4HH FL [Moses neck]
    SL4p FL [x2] - SL4HS FL - SL4HS FL [Moses neck]
    SR5HS alnico - SR5p FL ceramic [x2] - Bongo4Hp FL

    "Too many basses is never enuf"

    Golem is NOT engaged in social networks.

  15. #30
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    U.K Shropshire.
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    Keepers, there the same on paper but that's about it. Have no favourite when put like that !


    StingRay 4H Buttercreme 2005 L.E. ("Leighton")
    StingRay 4H Light Blue over Vintage Sunburst. 2005 ("SunBlue")
    GENZ-BENZ & ORANGE AMPS.

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