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    Erin of Ernie and the Berts

    Sorry to report that long-time member Erin Payne has passed away after a long and brave battle.


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    Damn it. I'll always remember him as one of the most positive members here.
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    Franken-Bongo 5 HHp (The Billy Bass), refinished fretted cigar leaf satin finish neck, daphne blue, mint pickguard, EB Cobalts.

    Dargie Delight Bongo 5 SHp, fretted, Dargie, b/w/b pickgaurd, Dargie. Ernie Ball straplocks. Flats.

    Franken-Bongo 5 SHp (Moby, the White Whale), refinished vintage gloss unlined fretless neck, white, tort pickguard, EB Cobalts.

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    Oh no! I knew he had been sick for a very long time, and I hadn't seen him around for a while, but it's still a shock. RIP my friend.

    Welcome to the affliction
    Bongo 5 PDN 2014 HH
    Genzler MG800 + Fearless F112
    Fender 500C + 210

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    I am very sorry to hear of Erin's passing. RIP.
    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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    That is terrible news, knew I had not heard from him for awhile, very sad he was so positive and an inspiration! He will be missed.

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    For some reason he popped into my mind the other day. Really sorry to hear that - his strong, positive spirit will be missed.

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    He sure loved those big al's. Great guy!

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    Sad news. This sucks big time. Friendly and positive guy. A inspiration. RIP Erin. ;(

    //Jan Hellman

    -Mobilis in mobil-

    Fretted and fretless 4-string 30th Anniversary Stingray´s. Fretted and fretless 5-string 20th Anniversary Stingray´s. Fretted 5-string Trans Black 20th Anniversary Stingray. Fretted 4-string Silver Sparkle -01 Stingray.

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    R.I.P. Erin. You were a great guy who battled bravely. My thoughts and prayers will be with his family and friends.

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    Very sad news. Rest in peace brother.
    SBMM STINGRAY 4H (Short Scale)
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    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), Classic 4H White w/ MHS
    STERLING - 4HH (Dargie Delight), 4H (Stealth), 4HS (Natural)
    25TH - 5HH (Venetian Red), BIG AL - 4SSS (Olive Gold), CAPRICE - 4 (Natural)

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    Man, that's a drag. He was a good guy. Sad to see him go.
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    BFR SR5 HH Honeyburst, Roasted Maple Neck, DOB - 10/22/10
    Bongo 5HS, Blue Pearl, RW board, Custom Pickguard, DOB - 04/11/12
    Bongo 5HHp Mahogany, Roasted, Honeyburst, DOB - 9/14/12
    Bongo 5Hp Fretless, Neptune Blue, Pau Ferro board, Black Pearloid pg

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    Boss GT-10B
    Bassist for The Dave Morrow Band
    Some of our songs on myspace

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    Rest In Peace Erin, your fellow knuckleheads will miss you dearly.

    EBMM Game Changer - HSH
    EBMM Armada - Black
    EBMM Majesty 7 - Arctic Dream
    EBMM Luke III - 2014 PDN Neptune Blue HH - Roasted
    EBMM Luke III - Olive Gold - HSS - Roasted Maple Neck
    EBMM Axis - Trans Gold Quilt -Roasted Maple Neck
    EBMM Albert Lee - True Gold - Roasted Maple Neck - Mahogany Body - MM90's - Piezo - Hardtail
    EBMM Albert Lee - Classic White - RW Neck - MM90's - Piezo - Hardtail
    SBMM JP50 - Stealth Black
    SBMM AX30 - White
    SBMM AX40 - Trans Blue
    SBMM Silo20 - Black
    SBMM Ray 34

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    God bless & RIP.

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

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    Courageous and inspirational - Erin, you will be missed. Rest in peace.

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    87 TR
    87 Sun
    87 SR5 proto Peach
    88 Peach
    88 Sabre Peach
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    89 Blub
    89 SR5 Peach
    89 Sun
    89 SR5 TR
    90 Blub
    90 V Sun
    90 TR
    90 SR5 TR
    92 Sun
    92 V Sun
    94 Sterl Sun
    98 Sher G MHS
    00 SR5 Mtl Flake G MHS
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    07 TR
    09 25th 5 HSS
    09 Class Surf G
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    10 Class SR5 Blk x2
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    18 SR5S Vint Tob
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