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    Nobd

    Click to enlarge:

    Nobd-sterling-piezo-gc-pic-jpg


    Just got the emailed delivery notice,
    but can't pick it up til tomorrow. Note
    the dearth of frets but the surfeit of
    knobs ... and exactly right number of
    strings. But acoarst there's my exactly
    wrong number of gigs ... as in zero :-(
    But I just HADDA HAVE it.

    Woulda preferred blank plank but MM
    isn't making these anymore, so I take
    it as it comes.
    Last edited by Golem; 02-16-2017 at 08:17 PM.
    S.U.B. SL4 - SR4p FL [x3] - SR4HH FL [Moses neck]
    SL4p FL [x2] - SL4HS FL - SL4HS FL [Moses neck]
    SR5HS alnico - SR5p FL ceramic [x2] - Bongo4Hp FL [x2]

    "Too many basses is never enuf"

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    That's a beauty!
    Classic Sabre "Natural" born 4/23/2014
    20th Anniversary Stingray 5 HH "California Sunset" born 5/10/2007
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    Awesome find! Congrats

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    That's a purdy thang.

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    `

    Having actually now received it, it IS beautiful and appears
    to be in truly "as new" condition ... which is not all that rare
    with used fretless basses [you know, the usually story]. So
    here is a much better image of it ... not slick bass porn, but
    much better than the thumbnail from the vendor as seen in
    the OP. Still with the "click to enlarge" deal :-)



    CLICK IT:

    Nobd-sterling-piezo-wm-jpg


    Seems to be wearing Fender flats, and they sound new, in
    dire need of some breaking in. They're severely way hawt !
    Noticeably higher tension than most other flats, too, so I'm
    pretty sure they are Fender.


    `
    Last edited by Golem; 02-18-2017 at 04:10 PM.
    S.U.B. SL4 - SR4p FL [x3] - SR4HH FL [Moses neck]
    SL4p FL [x2] - SL4HS FL - SL4HS FL [Moses neck]
    SR5HS alnico - SR5p FL ceramic [x2] - Bongo4Hp FL [x2]

    "Too many basses is never enuf"

    Golem is NOT engaging in social networks.

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    I totally missed the piezos the first time around. Nice. Sterlings do this pronounced midrange thing that makes me think a fretless with piezos would be very interesting.

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    Very nice!! Congrats on a great axe.

    But...what was that about no more blank planks? Man...am I ever out of the loop.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by stu42 View Post
    Very nice!! Congrats on a great axe.

    But...what was that about no more blank planks? Man...am I ever out of the loop.
    Pretty sure he meant not making basses with piezos and he would have preferred a blank plank on it. You can still get unlined fretless on basses, just not with a piezo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bovinehost View Post
    ...... ..... .... .. ..... .. ......... ... .....

    Sterlings do this pronounced midrange thing that makes
    me think a fretless with piezos would be very interesting.
    It walks, it talks .... it also quacks like a duck, barks like
    a dog, and now I'm trying to get it to crawl on its belly
    like a reptile !

    It's in perfect shape, not just cosmetically ... I can easily
    get any set up you can imagine. Neck is even. All is good.
    S.U.B. SL4 - SR4p FL [x3] - SR4HH FL [Moses neck]
    SL4p FL [x2] - SL4HS FL - SL4HS FL [Moses neck]
    SR5HS alnico - SR5p FL ceramic [x2] - Bongo4Hp FL [x2]

    "Too many basses is never enuf"

    Golem is NOT engaging in social networks.

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    Okay. Thanks for the clarification!! Good to know.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by bovinehost View Post
    I totally missed the piezos the first time around.
    Nice. Sterlings do this pronounced midrange thing
    that makes me think a fretless with piezos would
    be very interesting.
    Concerning your take on its tone ... acoarst you're
    correct and this "situation" renders this ax verrrry
    fussy about strings. The [apparent] Fender flats it
    came with sounded waaay hot. I put DR flats on it
    to address that, but those produced really insane
    whining, even with the action jacked up fairly high.
    The DRs were promptly removed, and next came
    D'A "Pure Nickel" Half Rounds [100 gauge], which
    sound great over a wide range of setups. The D'As
    seem to be keepers.

    Kinda odd thing .... I have 4 of these [pair each 4
    and 5-string], and this is the first one to be crazy
    fussy about strings. I also have a non-piezo pair of
    4-strings, equally non-fussy. Perhaps this example
    is just unusually quirky and so thaz why it turned
    up 16 years old but seemingly never played ?

    You say it "would be very interesting" ? True dat,
    but somehow this example turned out to be even
    more "very interesting" than is typical :-)
    Last edited by Golem; 02-22-2017 at 08:51 PM.
    S.U.B. SL4 - SR4p FL [x3] - SR4HH FL [Moses neck]
    SL4p FL [x2] - SL4HS FL - SL4HS FL [Moses neck]
    SR5HS alnico - SR5p FL ceramic [x2] - Bongo4Hp FL [x2]

    "Too many basses is never enuf"

    Golem is NOT engaging in social networks.

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