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    parts for EBMM

    Thanks everyone. I have a EBMM Sterling 4HH Black. Where is a good site to look for parts. All hardware is chrome and I would to switch to black. Thanks for any help

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    Call Music Man customer service.

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    The parts are readily available, but are
    sold complete with a black Stealth bass.
    Even the PU pole slugs are black, a very
    complete package !

    Problem is, the tuners, neck plate and
    bridge all have the MM logo stamped
    into them, which would contribute to
    counterfeiting if sold as a simple retail
    purchase.

    Maybe MM would sell them if you send
    them your chrome parts first ? Seems
    like that would prevent counterfeiting.

    Does your bass have a black headstock ?
    That would really complete the package.
    Otherwise, you'd still have a kinda mixed
    up looking ax. You can buy black knobs
    anywhere, and IIRC the tuners are stock
    Schallers, or some other available brand.

    You could get black knobs and tuners
    and keep the chrome bridge. You're not
    gonna have black frets no matter what.
    And at least you won't hafta deal with
    the "chrome banana", as on an SR4.

    Also consider, If you replace the neck
    plate, you change the S/N. I doubt that
    EBMM likes that idea.

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    Thanks for the good advice. I really am just looking for the the tuners and eq and volume knobs. And the chrome plate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonic1519 View Post
    I really am just looking for the the tuners
    Check out Hipshot HB1 tuners. Not MM brand but a good alternative and very high quality. I got a gold set for a gold hardware swap as there is no way to order the hardware you want without a bass attached to it. Around $160 for a full set IIRC and they sell individually so you can get 3 bass side 1 treble side for the signature MM headstock tuner configuration.

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    Before doing anything else, contact EBMM customer service. I found they've relaxed their policy on hardware swapping a bit. Not sure if it's for every single model, but if you give them you serial number, they can tell you for sure. You'll have to turn in your current hardware, and buy the new stuff, but it's cheaper and easier than buying a donor bass, like you had to in the past.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nicjimbass View Post
    Before doing anything else, contact EBMM customer service. I found they've relaxed their policy on hardware swapping a bit. Not sure if it's for every single model, but if you give them you serial number, they can tell you for



    sure. You'll have to turn in your current hardware, and buy the new stuff, but it's cheaper and easier than buying a donor bass, like you had to in the past.
    Thanks does that mean I would need to return my parts first. Before they would ship out what I wanted. If so what is there thinking on this policy

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonic1519 View Post
    Thanks does that mean I would need to return my parts first. Before they would ship out what I wanted. If so what is there thinking on this policy
    As stated previously in the thread, those are original Musicman branded parts. They do not sell them to the general public, and that is part of preserving their brand name value. This prevents people from using their hardware to make counterfeits. They want to minimize the possibility of a non-EBMM instrument having EBMM hardware.

    So, you would need to "trade in" your chrome hardware for black hardware, you need to send it back first.
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    Call Music Man customer service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbonesullivan View Post
    As stated previously in the thread, those are original Musicman branded parts. They do not sell them to the general public, and that is part of preserving their brand name value. This prevents people from using their hardware to make counterfeits. They want to minimize the possibility of a non-EBMM instrument having EBMM hardware.

    So, you would need to "trade in" your chrome hardware for black hardware, you need to send it back first.
    Thank you very helpful. It makes sense now.

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