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    Letís see your Classic Series EBMM Basses!

    As much as I love the preminant Stingray, Stingrays 5?and Sterling.... the Classic Series EBMM Basses are truly the instruments that have stolen my heart. I love the old Pre EB Rays but I like the Classic Series better. They are built better, with better components and tighter manufacturing standards and are more consistent. Plus.... they are dead sexy and they are truly a players bass. I donít like to use words like perfect but these Basses are perfect for me.

    Once my Classic Stingray 5 arrives (any day now) Iíll have the complete set of Classic Basses offered. But I know the color options have varied and I wish I could find and afford them all,,,, but for now Iíll settle with seeing pictures and the stories of your Classics!

    Ready....,, GO!

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    Here is my 2010 Stingray Classic 4 also known as The Breast Cancer Awareness Bass. Sterling Ball AKA Big Pappa was kind enough to build this bass for me when I first joined the forum and a month later my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. The bass is used to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer prevention.

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    Love mine. I've swapped the pickguard for a mirrored one, it's beautiful.

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by JayDawg View Post
    Here is my 2010 Stingray Classic 4 also known as The Breast Cancer Awareness Bass. Sterling Ball AKA Big Pappa was kind enough to build this bass for me when I first joined the forum and a month later my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. The bass is used to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer prevention.

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    What an inspirational story and beautiful bass!

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    Here is my Stingray Classic 4. I always wanted a Classic with a matching headstock and when this gem popped up for sale I had to jump. This has become my number one bass at church for the worship band. Sadly my Bongo has been on quite the break.


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    CLASSIC STINGRAY White (MHS)
    CAPRICE Natural
    Former owner of...
    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)
    STERLING - 4HH (Dargie Delight), 4H (Stealth), 4HS (Natural)
    25TH - 5HH (Venetian Red)
    BIG AL - 4SSS (Olive Gold)

    Musicman Cutlass/Caprice Bass Club on Facebook.

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    Coral Red - new early 2010. It's a fabulous bass and has flats fitted

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    I keep thinking of getting a natural Classic series bass - have an Old Smoothie already though.

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    And a Classic Sabre (v special one)

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    Last edited by drTStingray; 03-29-2018 at 06:29 AM.
    On order - 2019 SR5HHS Cruz Teal - roasted/ebony
    2018 SR4HHS Aqua sparkle - roasted/ebony
    2016 SR4H 40th Anni Old Smoothie - Chocolate burst - maple
    2014 Neptune Blue Classic Sabre - roasted/maple, mahogany body
    2010 SR4 classic coral red/birdseye/maple with Flatwounds
    2008 Bongo 5HHp lava pearl/RW
    2007 SR4HH Blue Dawn LE/RW
    2003 SR5H Natural/maple
    2003 SR4H Natural/RW
    2003 US Sub 5H White/RW
    1993 SR4 Fretless Sunburst - birdseye maple/Pau Ferro
    1993 SR4 blueburst - flamed maple/maple

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    drTStingray... We should have a talk about the future of that Sabre. JOSH

    CLASSIC STINGRAY White (MHS)
    CAPRICE Natural
    Former owner of...
    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)
    STERLING - 4HH (Dargie Delight), 4H (Stealth), 4HS (Natural)
    25TH - 5HH (Venetian Red)
    BIG AL - 4SSS (Olive Gold)

    Musicman Cutlass/Caprice Bass Club on Facebook.

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    I have two of the first batch of five StingRays that were shown at Bass Player Live in October 2009 to introduce the Classic series - Surf Green (B050501) and Fiesta Red (B050505). (The others were Shell Pink, Sonic Blue and Trans White.)

    I bought the Surf Green bass from a forum member some time ago. Then, last year, I made an effort to track down the Fiesta Red. Turned out that after it was sold on Talkbass in early 2010, it later made its way to Spain where it changed hands again. Now residing with me in sunny London.

    My photos aren't great, so here are a couple of the EBMM shots from back then:




    Also got myself two Classic SR5s last year. Both built in June 2010, within a week of each other.




    Do the Old Smoothies count as Classics? Love them!


    87 TR
    87 Sun
    87 SR5 Peach proto
    88 Peach
    88 Sabre Peach
    88 Sabre Sun
    89 Blub
    89 SR5 Peach
    89 Sun
    89 SR5 TR
    90 Blub
    90 TR
    90 SR5 TR
    92 Sun
    92 V Sun
    94 Sterl Sun
    98 Sher G MHS
    00 SR5 Mtl Flake G MHS
    02 Gun Silv MHS
    03 SR5 Wh
    07 TR
    09 25th 5 HSS
    09 Class Surf G
    09 Class Fiesta Red MHS
    10 Class SR5 Blk x2
    16 Big Al 5 SSS Vint Tob PDN MHS
    17 Old Sm Choc B x2
    17 30th SR5 RW
    17 30th SR5 M
    18 SR5S Vint Tob
    18 SR5S Aqua Sp

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    Liverbird... I had a chance to buy the Fiesta Red Ray about a year after BPL and still kick myself for not jumping on it. And if anyone knows the where abouts of the Sonic Blue one with rosewood board and matching headstock I would really like to own it! JOSH

    CLASSIC STINGRAY White (MHS)
    CAPRICE Natural
    Former owner of...
    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)
    STERLING - 4HH (Dargie Delight), 4H (Stealth), 4HS (Natural)
    25TH - 5HH (Venetian Red)
    BIG AL - 4SSS (Olive Gold)

    Musicman Cutlass/Caprice Bass Club on Facebook.

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    mmbassplayer, I've sent you a PM.
    87 TR
    87 Sun
    87 SR5 Peach proto
    88 Peach
    88 Sabre Peach
    88 Sabre Sun
    89 Blub
    89 SR5 Peach
    89 Sun
    89 SR5 TR
    90 Blub
    90 TR
    90 SR5 TR
    92 Sun
    92 V Sun
    94 Sterl Sun
    98 Sher G MHS
    00 SR5 Mtl Flake G MHS
    02 Gun Silv MHS
    03 SR5 Wh
    07 TR
    09 25th 5 HSS
    09 Class Surf G
    09 Class Fiesta Red MHS
    10 Class SR5 Blk x2
    16 Big Al 5 SSS Vint Tob PDN MHS
    17 Old Sm Choc B x2
    17 30th SR5 RW
    17 30th SR5 M
    18 SR5S Vint Tob
    18 SR5S Aqua Sp

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    CLASSIC STINGRAY White (MHS)
    CAPRICE Natural
    Former owner of...
    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)
    STERLING - 4HH (Dargie Delight), 4H (Stealth), 4HS (Natural)
    25TH - 5HH (Venetian Red)
    BIG AL - 4SSS (Olive Gold)

    Musicman Cutlass/Caprice Bass Club on Facebook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmbassplayer View Post
    drTStingray... We should have a talk about the future of that Sabre. JOSH
    Hi - not got any plans to sell it - sounds and looks absolutely brilliant. I was actually after a Diego blue one but missed out in the UK (the only colour which was sold out and then discontinued) so when EBMM offered the Neptune blue PDN just after I ordered the Sabre - couldn't be happier with it. I'll bear in mind your interest if I change my mind (but v v unlikely!!)
    On order - 2019 SR5HHS Cruz Teal - roasted/ebony
    2018 SR4HHS Aqua sparkle - roasted/ebony
    2016 SR4H 40th Anni Old Smoothie - Chocolate burst - maple
    2014 Neptune Blue Classic Sabre - roasted/maple, mahogany body
    2010 SR4 classic coral red/birdseye/maple with Flatwounds
    2008 Bongo 5HHp lava pearl/RW
    2007 SR4HH Blue Dawn LE/RW
    2003 SR5H Natural/maple
    2003 SR4H Natural/RW
    2003 US Sub 5H White/RW
    1993 SR4 Fretless Sunburst - birdseye maple/Pau Ferro
    1993 SR4 blueburst - flamed maple/maple

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    Quote Originally Posted by liverbird View Post
    I have two of the first batch of five StingRays that were shown at Bass Player Live in October 2009 to introduce the Classic series - Surf Green (B050501) and Fiesta Red (B050505). (The others were Shell Pink, Sonic Blue and Trans White.)

    I bought the Surf Green bass from a forum member some time ago. Then, last year, I made an effort to track down the Fiesta Red. Turned out that after it was sold on Talkbass in early 2010, it later made its way to Spain where it changed hands again. Now residing with me in sunny London.

    My photos aren't great, so here are a couple of the EBMM shots from back then:




    Also got myself two Classic SR5s last year. Both built in June 2010, within a week of each other.




    Do the Old Smoothies count as Classics? Love them!


    I used my Old Smoothie tonight - such a great sounding bass - I actually heard someone else play it as well - perfect 2 band MM sound!!

    Those BPL Stingrays look slightly different shades from the production models. Love the matching headstock.
    On order - 2019 SR5HHS Cruz Teal - roasted/ebony
    2018 SR4HHS Aqua sparkle - roasted/ebony
    2016 SR4H 40th Anni Old Smoothie - Chocolate burst - maple
    2014 Neptune Blue Classic Sabre - roasted/maple, mahogany body
    2010 SR4 classic coral red/birdseye/maple with Flatwounds
    2008 Bongo 5HHp lava pearl/RW
    2007 SR4HH Blue Dawn LE/RW
    2003 SR5H Natural/maple
    2003 SR4H Natural/RW
    2003 US Sub 5H White/RW
    1993 SR4 Fretless Sunburst - birdseye maple/Pau Ferro
    1993 SR4 blueburst - flamed maple/maple

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmbassplayer View Post
    Here is my Stingray Classic 4. I always wanted a Classic with a matching headstock and when this gem popped up for sale I had to jump. This has become my number one bass at church for the worship band. Sadly my Bongo has been on quite the break.


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    Man, that's a great looking bass!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gadgetech View Post
    Man, that's a great looking bass!
    Not mine of course.

    CLEAN Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray Classic GuitarCenter | Reverb

    CLASSIC STINGRAY White (MHS)
    CAPRICE Natural
    Former owner of...
    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)
    STERLING - 4HH (Dargie Delight), 4H (Stealth), 4HS (Natural)
    25TH - 5HH (Venetian Red)
    BIG AL - 4SSS (Olive Gold)

    Musicman Cutlass/Caprice Bass Club on Facebook.

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