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    NBD - '94 Sterling - Should I Change Pickguard?

    This is my first EBMM. I love it. I traded a 2001 American Jazz for it. EB confirmed it's a '94 in Sunburst.

    Should I get a different color guard for it? What looks killer with the Sunburst/Rosewood combo?


    NBD - '94 Sterling - Should I Change Pickguard?-img_7362-jpg

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    Nothing nicer than a NBD!!
    Welcome to the forum.
    The black guard you have on there would be my first choice, not a fan of white PGs, black sets the burst off nicely! Enjoy

    StingRay 4H. Buttercreme. 2005
    StingRay 4H. ”SunBlue”. 2005
    Bongo 4H. Sapphire Black. 2005
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    That's how the first Sterlings came. Matte black.
    Had an StingRay from that era in the same sunburst finish (later named honeyburst) came with an matte white.
    Tort would be too much.
    1979 StingRay natural maple

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    I switched out a tort one on mine for black, get more compliments on it now. I like tort but the black looks more elegant. Easy to change back and forth while you decide which you like.

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    Also, what are the big round pieces on the bridge next to the E and G string?

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    So what amps do you all like with EBMM’s? I have an EBS HD350 and a Euphonic iAmp 500 I run through GK Neo112’s.

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    I have a 98 Sterling fretless, same honeyburst finish with a pao ferro board. It came with a white pickguard but I switched to black, and stuck with it. Best choice IMO
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    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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    I like black pearloid on honeyburst. Nice bass.

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    Here's my '94 Stingray, I think it's same finish but with the matte white pickguard.
    NBD - '94 Sterling - Should I Change Pickguard?-stingray1-jpg

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    BTW that bass of yours is hopelessly ugly, send it to me so you don't have to keep looking at it.

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    Welcome to the forum.

    I like how it looks right now with the black one. It’s a beautiful bass with some nice wood grain. I’m sure you’re going to love it.

    2018 Axis - BFR - Buckeye Burl
    2017 Morse - BFR - Dark Lord - Tahitian Blue
    2017 StingRay 5 - 30th Anniversary - Buttercream
    2013 Albert Lee - BFR - Pinkburst
    2013 Luke III - PDN - 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)
    2006 StingRay - 30th Anniversary fretless
    1996 StingRay - 20th Anniversary

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    The black looks awesome! Although, if it were me...and it had all that chrome hardware, I'm prone to matching things up....

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    Can you tell me if your '90s Sterling has body routs for a H or a S under the pickguard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Relsom View Post
    Can you tell me if your '90s Sterling has body routs for a H or a S under the pickguard?
    Usually a '90s Sterling don't have any routes under the pickguard.
    1979 StingRay natural maple

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    Quote Originally Posted by brash47 View Post
    The black looks awesome! Although, if it were me...and it had all that chrome hardware, I'm prone to matching things up....

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    Can’t say that’s what I’d of thought of but that looks great ! Nice one

    StingRay 4H. Buttercreme. 2005
    StingRay 4H. ”SunBlue”. 2005
    Bongo 4H. Sapphire Black. 2005
    GENZ-BENZ & ORANGE amps...

    https://www.facebook.com/DanSmithBassist/

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