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    New Bass Day - BFR Vintage Sierra Burst

    Hello everyone. Iíve been trying to focus on collecting the Anniversary StingRays, but this BFR run is so special that I absolutely had to have one of the fretless StingRays in Vintage Sierra Burst.



    I love everything about this run. The ash body, the roasted, flamed maple neck, the absence of pick guard, the burst finish. The neck is glossy instead of oiled but, man, Iíve been thrilled with every Music Man glossy neck that Iíve had so Iím sure Iíll love this one, too.

    It will arrive next week, but here is some bass porn for your viewing pleasure:








    2019 Albert Lee - BFR - Electric Shimmer
    2019 Axis SS semi hollow - DuBaldo Blue - rosewood neck
    2019 StingRay fretless - BFR - Sierra Vintage Burst
    2018 Axis SS - BFR - Buckeye Burl
    2017 StingRay 5 - 30th Ann
    2013 Luke III - PDN - emerald green sparkle
    - rosewood neck
    2012 Morse - BFR - Dark Lord
    2010 Axis SS - red flame - rosewood neck
    2009 Axis - pink quilt
    2006 StingRay fretless - 30th Ann
    2000 Axis SS - Lavender Pearl
    1996 StingRay - 20th Ann
    1995 Albert Lee - Natural

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    Looks Great!!!

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    Beautiful, congrats!

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    Thank you. I’m looking forward to it’s arrival.

    I was hoping they would do a fretless roasted maple run, but they really took it a step further by leaving out the pick guard. I love it.

    On my 20th Anniversary StingRay, they glued on the pick guard instead of using screws. It’s the little touches like these that I love so much.

    2019 Albert Lee - BFR - Electric Shimmer
    2019 Axis SS semi hollow - DuBaldo Blue - rosewood neck
    2019 StingRay fretless - BFR - Sierra Vintage Burst
    2018 Axis SS - BFR - Buckeye Burl
    2017 StingRay 5 - 30th Ann
    2013 Luke III - PDN - emerald green sparkle
    - rosewood neck
    2012 Morse - BFR - Dark Lord
    2010 Axis SS - red flame - rosewood neck
    2009 Axis - pink quilt
    2006 StingRay fretless - 30th Ann
    2000 Axis SS - Lavender Pearl
    1996 StingRay - 20th Ann
    1995 Albert Lee - Natural

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    Yummy!!
    Balls are Best!!

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    Very nice markings

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

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

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    That bass porn is making me really hungry for Saturday night.
    25th Anniversary 5HH Quilt Top, RW board, DOB - 5/1/09
    BFR SR5 HH Honeyburst, Roasted Maple Neck, DOB - 10/22/10
    Bongo 5HS, Blue Pearl, RW board, Custom Pickguard, DOB - 04/11/12
    Bongo 5HHp Mahogany, Roasted, Honeyburst, DOB - 9/14/12
    Bongo 5Hp Fretless, Neptune Blue, Pau Ferro board, Black Pearloid pg



    Ampeg SVT-450H
    SVT-410HLF
    Boss GT-10B
    Bassist for The Dave Morrow Band
    Some of our songs on myspace

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    Is that the one from Wildwood Guitars? Insanely beautiful, looking forward to more pics. And that's already quite a collection. I have the 4-string 30th Anniversary Stingray and it's awesome. Congrats!

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by muggsy View Post
    Is that the one from Wildwood Guitars? Insanely beautiful, looking forward to more pics. And that's already quite a collection. I have the 4-string 30th Anniversary Stingray and it's awesome. Congrats!
    Wow, Muggsy, you have a really good eye and an excellent memory. Yes, this one is from Wildwood.

    I love your 30th StingRay. How do you like the glossy neck? I love mine. I can see quite a bit of birds-eye under the maroon dye on my neck. Does yours have birds-eye?

    I also love your solid rosewood neck Albert. You have a great collection. Does your honey burst have a pau ferro fretboard?
    Last edited by Tollie; 05-02-2020 at 03:25 AM.

    2019 Albert Lee - BFR - Electric Shimmer
    2019 Axis SS semi hollow - DuBaldo Blue - rosewood neck
    2019 StingRay fretless - BFR - Sierra Vintage Burst
    2018 Axis SS - BFR - Buckeye Burl
    2017 StingRay 5 - 30th Ann
    2013 Luke III - PDN - emerald green sparkle
    - rosewood neck
    2012 Morse - BFR - Dark Lord
    2010 Axis SS - red flame - rosewood neck
    2009 Axis - pink quilt
    2006 StingRay fretless - 30th Ann
    2000 Axis SS - Lavender Pearl
    1996 StingRay - 20th Ann
    1995 Albert Lee - Natural

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    Niiiiice. I played it for about 3 minutes, then posted about it here that night. Congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertB View Post
    Niiiiice. I played it for about 3 minutes, then posted about it here that night. Congrats!
    Hi Robert.

    I just read your thread about my bass. That is so cool that you went to check her out. Reading your thread got me even more excited than I already was.

    Have a great day!

    BFR Fretless Ray Special sighting in my neighborhood

    2019 Albert Lee - BFR - Electric Shimmer
    2019 Axis SS semi hollow - DuBaldo Blue - rosewood neck
    2019 StingRay fretless - BFR - Sierra Vintage Burst
    2018 Axis SS - BFR - Buckeye Burl
    2017 StingRay 5 - 30th Ann
    2013 Luke III - PDN - emerald green sparkle
    - rosewood neck
    2012 Morse - BFR - Dark Lord
    2010 Axis SS - red flame - rosewood neck
    2009 Axis - pink quilt
    2006 StingRay fretless - 30th Ann
    2000 Axis SS - Lavender Pearl
    1996 StingRay - 20th Ann
    1995 Albert Lee - Natural

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tollie View Post
    Wow, Muggsy, you have a really good eye and an excellent memory. Yes, this one is from Wildwood.

    I love your 30th StingRay. How do you like the glossy neck? I love mine. I can see quite a bit of birds-eye under the maroon dye on my neck. Does yours have birds-eye?

    I also love your solid rosewood neck Albert. You have a great collection. Does your honey burst have a pau ferro fretboard?
    Thanks Tollie! I'm totally jealous, please post more pics of that BFR when it arrives. The flamed neck is outrageous. My neptune blue Bongo has a roasted neck and I was hoping for one like that when I ordered it, but mine is much more subtle.

    I do like the glossy neck on the 30th, and mine also has visible birdseye under the finish. I have that one hanging in my bedroom and have been playing it a lot lately, it's a great bass. The Sterling does have a pao ferro board, coated in epoxy by Mike Lull's shop according to the guy I bought it from many years ago.

    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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    Well, I received this amazing bass last week and I am very, very happy with it.

    The glossy finish on the neck makes the flames pop out like crazy. Non-glossy flamed maple sometimes needs to catch the light just right to shimmer, but with the gloss finish it looks beautiful from any angle. I swear that if you look down at it, the wood grain looks three dimensional. You can get lost in there.

    The sound is just wonderful. It’s really deep and full.

    Another outstanding special run from our friends at ebmm. Keep up the good work. You have raised the bar yet again. I keep asking myself where the company will go from here?…how much better can they get?…and, they keep impressing me time and time again. I mean, have you seen the new Petrucci?!? Wow.

    2019 Albert Lee - BFR - Electric Shimmer
    2019 Axis SS semi hollow - DuBaldo Blue - rosewood neck
    2019 StingRay fretless - BFR - Sierra Vintage Burst
    2018 Axis SS - BFR - Buckeye Burl
    2017 StingRay 5 - 30th Ann
    2013 Luke III - PDN - emerald green sparkle
    - rosewood neck
    2012 Morse - BFR - Dark Lord
    2010 Axis SS - red flame - rosewood neck
    2009 Axis - pink quilt
    2006 StingRay fretless - 30th Ann
    2000 Axis SS - Lavender Pearl
    1996 StingRay - 20th Ann
    1995 Albert Lee - Natural

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