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    Pete DuBaldo's Diablo Blue Exclusive Run - 2019

    Ok, now that I've got some bass photos I'll share over on this side, too!

    The Diablo Blue exclusive run was designed by Pete DuBaldo (hey, that's me!) from DuBaldo Music Center in collaboration with Ernie Ball Music Man. A tremendous thanks to the entire Ball Family & staff at the MusicMan factory who graciously spent a lot of time helping me create this awesome exclusive run. Sterling, Brian, and Scott, thank you very much for the invitation out to the factory!

    While visiting the Ernie Ball Music Man factory earlier this year I selected a new pearl/metallic blue with a high-gloss finish, accompanied by a never before used hand-rubbed blue stain for models with maple tops.

    The guitars in this exclusive run all feature solid rosewood necks with ebony fretboards and stainless steel frets.
    The basses in this exclusive run feature roasted maple necks with ebony fingerboards and stainless steel frets. Standard body woods, inlays, and electronics are complimented by chrome hardware.

    Our first dealer-exclusive run is limited to just 5 pieces for each model, and yes, they include a certificate of authenticity.

    The naming of the color "Diablo" blue is a humorous play on how people commonly mispronounce the DuBaldo family name - and yes, I'm serious - it happens on a weekly basis!

    Estimated instrument arrival schedule:

    October and early November - JP15 & Axis Semi-Hollow

    November - Luke 3 HH & StingRay Special Basses

    December - JP6 w/ piezo & JP inlays (original model)

    We have 5 basses in this initial run, 2x StingRay 4H, 2x 4HH, and 1x 5HH model on the way, the first SR4H showed up this morning!

    And last but not least, at the bottom of the page is a video with some factory footage and a bit of me blabbing about my thought process in designing this run.


    StingRay Special 4H (#1) Weight 8lb 11oz

    Have you got G.A.S. for another EBMM???
    Visit the all new! <--- My Store --->DuBaldo Music on Facebook & on twitter
    Do you want to TRADE your used EBMM in for a NEW one? -- Email me for details! <--- My email <--- My band

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    LOVE that color!

    2018 Bongo 5 HH Barolo
    2016 Caprice Heritage Tobacco
    2007 Sterling 4 HS Dargie Delight
    2013 Sterling 4 HH Sapphire Black
    2014 Sterling 5 HH Vintage Sunburst
    2019 Stingray Short Scale Ultra Marine Blue

    2016 Cutlass SSS Ivory White
    2011 Silhouette HSH Candy Apple Red
    2011 Silhouette HSH Vintage Sunburst
    2016 Valentine Trans Buttermilk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grugenhagen View Post
    LOVE that color!
    What he said...!!!
    Balls are Best!!

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    I love Red Paint.

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    That is one purrdy looking shade of blue !

    StingRay 4HH. SapphireBlack.2006
    StingRay 4H. Buttercreme. 2005
    StingRay 4H. ”SunBlue”. 2005
    Bongo 4H. Sapphire Black. 2005
    GENZ-BENZ & ORANGE amps...

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    The blue is way better in person. It’s a Pearl and it really catches your eye.

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Tollie View Post
    The blue is way better in person. It’s a Pearl and it really catches your eye.
    You're gonna make me drool, Tollie.
    Hunter Hayes Cutlass in Lake Tahoe Blue
    Valentine BFR in Three-tone Burst
    Luke 3 HH in Starry Night
    Valentine in Trans Maroon
    Reflex Game Changer HSH with Piezo

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