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  1. #16
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    Now, my friend....you need a Bongo.

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    I have always loved the look of the Bongo.... but I think I need to try either a H or a HS.... maybe even a 5 string fretless. Those mahogany ones are pimp!

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    Smile

    Maybe I could convince EBMM to make me a Natural Ash Bongo 5!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bert View Post
    Only one more - and you'll reach 30 Ernie Balls.
    I'm sure he may be past that number as we speak or very soon!!

    Did y'all notice Liverbird has two SRs in peach 😧 😎👍

    I only have one Old Smoothie but am equally impressed with it - sits really well in a mix and the neck is fabulous.
    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
    I'm sure he may be past that number as we speak or very soon!!

    Did y'all notice Liverbird has two SRs in peach 😧 😎👍

    I only have one Old Smoothie but am equally impressed with it - sits really well in a mix and the neck is fabulous.
    drT, I don't think many on here share our love for Peach! My favourite EBMM finish - I wonder whether they ever made a Sabre in that colour...
    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

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    Scott... You are welcomed anytime to take the long trip down 64 to check out my Single H Bongo. I will even fire up the BBQ for said event. You will need to bring Old Smoothie with you. 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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    Thanks Josh.... I am more than likely to take you up on that offer sir. I played a nice gig a few months back ik i in your neck of the woods. I can always be enticed with EBMM basses and BBQ!

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    Quote Originally Posted by liverbird View Post
    drT, I don't think many on here share our love for Peach! My favourite EBMM finish - I wonder whether they ever made a Sabre in that colour...
    I wonder - I suspect they did - I once played a blueburst Sabre and thought that was rare.

    I'm thinking that along with trans green (Heinz), original white (on a Bongo), peach may rank amongst Big Poppa's all time least favourite EBMM colours.

    I am hoping he relents and allows a version of the 30th Anniversary SR5 spec to be produced in peach (or trans peach) next year - in the same way the Old Smoothie has appeared in butterscotch (another extremely rare custom colour from the 90s) and mint green.

    Of course, a peach coloured Sterling 25th Anniversary would be good also �� �� ��
    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 liverbird View Post
    drT, I don't think many on here share our love for Peach! My favourite EBMM finish - I wonder whether they ever made a Sabre in that colour...
    Oops........ I think you may be right
    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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    UPDATE: I played the Old Smoothie on my club gig Friday in a decent room in a place where I could get some space between me and my amp and actually hear myself and it was nice. I love the two band on this bass.... it really has more of a passive feel to the way it reacts. Just a great warm full spectrum tone and the bass is just so damn sexy and feels so good in your hands.

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    I love my Old Smoothie too! Agreed that the neck is great.

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    Well it just keeps getting better..... I just restrung it and stayed with rounds and this bass is just pure perfection to me. The bass rings like a bell with a gorgeous solid bottom. Grand piano like clarity and full spectrum sound..... and the neck. OMG.

    I am taking this bass and my new Sterling5 Friday to my gig where Keith Horne is on guitar. I feel much more confident playing bass behind him with a Stingray in my hand.... he is a hard core EBMM Stingray fanatic too. I am gonna have to buy a Silhouette guitar so we can switch off from time to time and let him do his Bass thang on his lefty Stingray!

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