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    Sparkles? Roasted Necks?

    Ok everyone, pics would be great, but which sparkles on EBMM basses have their been? Also, which models came with roasted necks? I am debating making it my mission to get all the sparkles and all the roasted necks. Any help is appreciated!
    Stingray 4H PDN Matching Headstock Starry Night
    Stingray 4H Stealth Neck-Thru
    Stingray 4H Stealth
    Stingray 4H Honeyburst/Maple
    Stingray 4H Limited Edition BFR Redwood
    Stingray 4H Sunburst/Rosewood
    Stingray 4H Black/Maple
    St. Vincent Stealth Edition
    Armada Trans-Black
    Valentine Signature Buttermilk


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    There were lots around 2000 but my favourite was fuscia sparkle - a rose pink colour - very rare but I think Musicman Nut had one.

    More recently, Cardinal red and emerald green.

    Lighter sparkles as opposed to the heavy flaked ones, blue dawn and Autumn redrise are good.
    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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    There have been a few PDN runs with roasted necks, which you could get on almost any available instrument at that particular time. The black sugar PDN in 2012 and the neptune blue in 2014 are two that spring to mind, because I bought basses in both of those offerings. So you could theoretically get any model in the lineup (except the Game Changer and maybe one other) with a roasted neck.

    1998 Sterling 4H honeyburst lined fretless
    2006 30th Anniversary Stingray
    2014 Bongo 4HSp neptune blue w/roasted maple neck
    2014 Big Al 4SSS inca silver w/full rosewood neck

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    Starry night from 2016 had sparkles and roasted neck with ebony finger board.

    There was a roasted neck with pau ferro fingerboard, mahogany body honey burst finish for the 2012 PDN.

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    Yeah I have starry night! Did cardinal red and the green come in the bass models? Was the rose one the champagne colored one that was on reverb recently?
    Stingray 4H PDN Matching Headstock Starry Night
    Stingray 4H Stealth Neck-Thru
    Stingray 4H Stealth
    Stingray 4H Honeyburst/Maple
    Stingray 4H Limited Edition BFR Redwood
    Stingray 4H Sunburst/Rosewood
    Stingray 4H Black/Maple
    St. Vincent Stealth Edition
    Armada Trans-Black
    Valentine Signature Buttermilk


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    Stingray 4H PDN Matching Headstock Starry Night
    Stingray 4H Stealth Neck-Thru
    Stingray 4H Stealth
    Stingray 4H Honeyburst/Maple
    Stingray 4H Limited Edition BFR Redwood
    Stingray 4H Sunburst/Rosewood
    Stingray 4H Black/Maple
    St. Vincent Stealth Edition
    Armada Trans-Black
    Valentine Signature Buttermilk


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    Cardinal Red and Emerald green were available for the bass models.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmang View Post
    Cardinal Red and Emerald green were available for the bass models.
    Oh mah gosh. On the hunt for pics now.
    Stingray 4H PDN Matching Headstock Starry Night
    Stingray 4H Stealth Neck-Thru
    Stingray 4H Stealth
    Stingray 4H Honeyburst/Maple
    Stingray 4H Limited Edition BFR Redwood
    Stingray 4H Sunburst/Rosewood
    Stingray 4H Black/Maple
    St. Vincent Stealth Edition
    Armada Trans-Black
    Valentine Signature Buttermilk


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    My Emerald Green Luke III used to have this roasted neck, but I traded the neck to Mario for an all rosewood neck. I love it.





    Last edited by Tollie; 07-29-2017 at 11:42 AM.

    2015 Luke III - BFR - Blackburst
    2014 Luke - BFR - Koa
    2013 Albert Lee - BFR (Pinkbert) with Sustainiac and Gravity Storm
    2013 Luke III - emerald green sparkle with an all rosewood neck
    2012 Morse - BFR - Dark Lord
    2012 Axis - PDN - Honeyburst
    2011 Axis - BFR - Black Sugar Roasted
    2009 Axis - Pink Quilt (Oinky) with pink video game button killswitch
    2006 StingRay - 30th Anniversary fretless

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    There was this on ebay recently

    Ernie Ball Music Man Sterling 4H with piezo in sparkle cardinal red

    Had bought a couple basses recently, so was in no position to bid unfortunately.

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    Silver Sparkle Stingray



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    I Just LOVE This COLOR




    (not in my possession, pics are still at the board).
    Last edited by Bert; 07-29-2017 at 12:57 AM.
    1979 StingRay natural maple

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    The finishes that were actually referred to as "Sparkle": Black, Pink, Red, Silver, Fuschia, Glacia Blue, Gold, Grenlin Green, Midnight Blue, Orange, Status Blue and White Sparkle.

    Then there's finishes with sparkle in them: Blue Dawn, Burnt Apple, Autumn Red Rise, Autumn Red Burst, Caramel Apple Delight, Sequoia Gold, Black Magic Crystal, Dargie Delight, Metalflake Green (also called Madden Green), Sledge, Metalflake Brown.

    There would be a lot more.

    I have pics of them but it would be a mammoth task to load each and every one.
    Last edited by Rod Trussbroken; 07-29-2017 at 01:32 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod Trussbroken View Post
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    The finishes that were actually referred to as "Sparkle": Black, Pink, Red, Silver, Fuschia, Glacia Blue, Gold, Grenlin Green, Midnight Blue, Orange, Status Blue and White Sparkle.

    Then there's finishes with sparkle in them: Blue Dawn, Burnt Apple, Autumn Red Rise, Autumn Red Burst, Caramel Apple Delight, Sequoia Gold, Black Magic Crystal, Dargie Delight, Metalflake Green (also called Madden Green), Sledge, Metalflake Brown.

    There would be a lot more.

    I have pics of them but it would be a mammoth task to load each and every one.
    So Gav, what is the difference between pink and fuschia? I think fuschia is the one in Bert's picture?
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by drTStingray View Post
    So Gav, what is the difference between pink and fuschia? I think fuschia is the one in Bert's picture?
    The picture I have under "Pink Sparkle" turns out to be the one in Bert's post above. I compared it to he pics I have of "Fuschia" which are darker. But it could be the lighting as the "Pink Sparkle" has been taken out side in bright daylight. It's owned by "Musicman Nut" (Dave).
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    This pic is claimed to be "Fuschia"


    This is what I believe to be "Pink Sparkle".

    I thought they were two distinct finishes. But I suppose they could be the same finish under different lighting???
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