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    The Vault

    For being such great fans I've decided to share something with everybody: Access to the EBMM Vault. Once a week I will post some pictures of a special guitar or bass. It could be something with a non-standard color, a different combination of woods, something from the developmental stages of a particular model, or just a particularly excellent specimen, who knows? Some will be from the storage at the MM factory, some could just be things that an artist or one of the Ball family wanted. You won't know unless you keep checking this thread.

    I'm going to start you bass guys off with something very unique. This was a one-off for BP. 6 String Bongo HH, no paint, roasted Myung-style 5 string neck, and a special "Big Poppa" embossed headstock.




    Note the non-standard headstock imprint, this was before we decided to go with the CA Grizzly that we've been using.
    St. Vincent "Prince Vince" trans purple gold hardware stealth pg roasted bound neck
    Albert Lee MM90 piezo "Silver Surfer"
    Classic Morse
    Luke BFR Koa
    Axis Super Sport Semi-Hollow natural flame piezo
    Silhouette Special
    Stealth Bongo H
    White Cutlass Bass roasted neck

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    Wow!!!!
    LOVE natural wood instruments...
    Thanks!
    Enjoy Your Balls!!!

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    Wow, that neck! Those tuners look really slick, too! I'd never noticed they were different on the Bongos (and looks like on the Game Changer bass, too).

    This is a thread I'll be watching, even not being a bass player!
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    2016 PDN Luke 3 HH Starry Night (DOB 12/29/2016)
    2016 Valentine in Trans Maroon (DOB 11/29/2016)
    2014 Axis SS Semi-Hollow MM90 with Piezo (DOB 9/11/2014)
    2012 Reflex Game Changer HSH with Piezo (DOB 5/22/2012)
    2006 20th Anniversary Silhouette Hardtail with Piezo (DOB 11/7/2006)

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    That's a keeper.

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    Beautiful! The two things that I love most. Bongo basses and roasted maple necks. Combine the two and I would go broke buying at least one a year.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v342/JRalston/7d65a184-4304-464d-9f3a-c83a9712dbe8_zps69d1fb3d.jpg
    Stingray Classic 4H D.O.B. 07/09/10 Breast Cancer Awareness Bass Shell Pink
    Bongo 4H D.O.B. 12/28/10 Black Sugar BFR Roasted Neck
    Bongo 4H D.O.B. 03/26/14 Candy Apple Red All Rosewood Neck
    Stingray 5H D.O.B. 06/25/13 Black
    30th Anniversary Stingray 5H D.O.B. 02/28/17 Transparent Buttercream
    Bongo 5HH D.O.B. 03/16/17 Barolo Metallic Purple w/ Roasted Maple Neck

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    Wow! That is nice!

    Love to see the different instruments.

    A commercially available Bongo with similar specs is something I would definitely purchase!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaseyBall View Post
    For being such great fans I've decided to share something with everybody: Access to the EBMM Vault. Once a week I will post some pictures of a special guitar or bass. It could be something with a non-standard color, a different combination of woods, something from the developmental stages of a particular model, or just a particularly excellent specimen, who knows? Some will be from the storage at the MM factory, some could just be things that an artist or one of the Ball family wanted. You won't know unless you keep checking this thread.

    I'm going to start you bass guys off with something very unique. This was a one-off for BP. 6 String Bongo HH, no paint, roasted Myung-style 5 string neck, and a special "Big Poppa" embossed headstock.




    Note the non-standard headstock imprint, this was before we decided to go with the CA Grizzly that we've been using.
    Wow that is fabulous - what type of wood is the body? That with the flamed roasted neck looks great!!
    2014 Neptune Blue Classic Sabre - roasted maple neck with maple board, mahogany body
    2010 SR4 classic collection coral red/birdseye maple neck and board with Flatwounds
    2008 Bongo 5HHp lava pearl
    2007 SR4HH Blue Dawn LE/rosewood board
    2003 SR5H Natural/maple board
    1993 SR4 Fretless Sunburst birdseye maple neck
    1993 SR4 blueburst with flamed maple neck and board
    Markbass LM3/standard 2x10 HF and 2 x 10 Traveller now that's loud!

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    I wish roasted necks were standard on Bongo's. I would buy at least one a year.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v342/JRalston/7d65a184-4304-464d-9f3a-c83a9712dbe8_zps69d1fb3d.jpg
    Stingray Classic 4H D.O.B. 07/09/10 Breast Cancer Awareness Bass Shell Pink
    Bongo 4H D.O.B. 12/28/10 Black Sugar BFR Roasted Neck
    Bongo 4H D.O.B. 03/26/14 Candy Apple Red All Rosewood Neck
    Stingray 5H D.O.B. 06/25/13 Black
    30th Anniversary Stingray 5H D.O.B. 02/28/17 Transparent Buttercream
    Bongo 5HH D.O.B. 03/16/17 Barolo Metallic Purple w/ Roasted Maple Neck

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    How cool is this? Thanks for starting this thread. I look forward to more posts.
    2014 Sterling 5H Black w/ Maple - F28653
    2001 Sterling 4H Blue Dawn w/ Maple - F04289
    2015 Stingray 4H SLO Special Black Cherry w/ Rosewood - E96203
    2011 Classic Stingray 5H Lake Tahoe Blue


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    Has it been a week yet? Dang, time seems to be slowing down! JOSH
    BONGO 4H Tobacco Burst (2015 PDN)
    CLASSIC STINGRAY 4H White (MHS)
    SBMM JP50 Stealth W/ Dimarzio LF/CL
    SBMM SUB SB4 Red
    Former owner of...
    BONGO - 4HH (Rolls Burgandy), 4Hp ("Small EQ"/Medallion Gold), 4H (Ice Blue), 5HSp (White), 4H (Black Sugar), 4H (PDN Honeyburst)
    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)

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    Start selling Natural Bongos and I'll slap down money for the first one!
    2017 Stingray Classic Natural
    2015 Stingray Natural
    2015 Sabre Classic Natural
    2014 Sterling Classic Natural
    2013 Stingray 5 Trans Gold
    2013 Sterling Fretless HH Black

    on order
    Sterling 5 Natural
    Stingray 5 Natural

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    Hello again! For this week's installment I wanted to show off a Cutlass bass that came through the EB factory to go out on the road with the Warped Tour. So, if you're so inclined, you can go check it out at Warped this summer.

    This bass looks like it was made for Ian Grushka from New Found Glory, and he's unfortunately gone in a different direction with the basses he plays. So, we have some cool Cutlass basses with roasted necks that can't go to a store.

    St. Vincent "Prince Vince" trans purple gold hardware stealth pg roasted bound neck
    Albert Lee MM90 piezo "Silver Surfer"
    Classic Morse
    Luke BFR Koa
    Axis Super Sport Semi-Hollow natural flame piezo
    Silhouette Special
    Stealth Bongo H
    White Cutlass Bass roasted neck

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    Yes, I'll have that.

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    Stunning neck.
    SR5 HS "Dargie Delight" born 2/28/2007
    SR5 Classic "Vintage White" born 5/17/2010
    SUB5 "Graphite" born 4/1/2005
    SR5 H Lined Fretless "Black" born 4/1/2003
    SR H "Orange Firemist" born 1/28/2009
    SUB1 H "Graphite" born 1/27/2005
    GK Fusion 550 & Neo 212 II
    GK MB150E & MBX
    GK MB112 II & 112MBP

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    I'd buy one with a roasted neck!
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v342/JRalston/7d65a184-4304-464d-9f3a-c83a9712dbe8_zps69d1fb3d.jpg
    Stingray Classic 4H D.O.B. 07/09/10 Breast Cancer Awareness Bass Shell Pink
    Bongo 4H D.O.B. 12/28/10 Black Sugar BFR Roasted Neck
    Bongo 4H D.O.B. 03/26/14 Candy Apple Red All Rosewood Neck
    Stingray 5H D.O.B. 06/25/13 Black
    30th Anniversary Stingray 5H D.O.B. 02/28/17 Transparent Buttercream
    Bongo 5HH D.O.B. 03/16/17 Barolo Metallic Purple w/ Roasted Maple Neck

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