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    New Special Release In Oct

    Ran across this a little while ago; a new Music Man relic-type model soon to be announced:

    “Our motto has always been we build tools for the performing artists but won’t stop the building process until they are done and happy!” Ball explains. “In this case, we have replicated a 41-year-old instrument with all its wear and battle scars down to the last screw! This rendition process is not new to the music industry but it’s an exciting new avenue for us. It’s got four strings on it and played by a world-renowned musician in one of the most revered rock bands around the globe!”

    Any guesses what they've got cookin'?

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    My guess...
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    BONGO 5HH BFR
    STINGRAY SPECIAL 5HH
    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), Classic 4H White w/ MHS
    STERLING - 4HH (Dargie Delight), 4H (Stealth), 4HS (Natural)
    25TH - 5HH (Venetian Red)
    BIG AL - 4SSS (Olive Gold)
    CAPRICE - 4 (Natural)

    Discontinued Musicman Club on Facebook.

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    I wonder if this is a one off, or something else. I really don't want to see EBMM go down the "relic" path.
    2007 Stingray 5 HS Cherry Burst / Maple FB / 3 Band EQ / Ceramic Pickups
    2012 Stingray 5 H Pearl Blue / Rosewood FB / 3 Band EQ/ AlNiCo Pickup
    2012 Steve Morse Morse Blueburst / Rosewood FB
    2012 Luke III SSH Vintage Sunburst / Rosewood Neck

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbonesullivan View Post
    I wonder if this is a one off, or something else. I really don't want to see EBMM go down the "relic" path.
    Me either. I can’t stand them.
    I always thought the definition of something new that has been made to to look old was , A Fake

    (But let’s not open that can of worms)

    StingRay 4HH. SapphireBlack.2006
    StingRay 4H. Buttercreme. 2005
    StingRay 4H. ”SunBlue”. 2005
    Bongo 4H. Sapphire Black. 2005
    Bongo 5HH. Firemist Purple. 2019
    GENZ-BENZ & ORANGE amps...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monahan View Post
    Ran across this a little while ago; a new Music Man relic-type model soon to be announced:

    “Our motto has always been we build tools for the performing artists but won’t stop the building process until they are done and happy!” Ball explains. “In this case, we have replicated a 41-year-old instrument with all its wear and battle scars down to the last screw! This rendition process is not new to the music industry but it’s an exciting new avenue for us. It’s got four strings on it and played by a world-renowned musician in one of the most revered rock bands around the globe!”

    Any guesses what they've got cookin'?
    No real clue.... but would love it to be an Earthwood Bass!

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    Not much a fan of 'relics' myself, though I am interested to see what EBMM have planned as the company has long avoided such things. My hope is they somehow do it better than the others, and that it not become a normal thing-- just something a little different and special

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    yesterday I saw a video of the bass with Cliff Williams, later the video was not there...for some reason it was up by mistake I guess

    25th Anniversary BFR (#11 of 25)
    Bongo 6 (sterling silver / black PG)

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    1979 StingRay natural maple

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    Very cool, I like it!

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    Well, it has to be probably the most well known Stingray on the Planet, whether people or know it or not.
    2007 Stingray 5 HS Cherry Burst / Maple FB / 3 Band EQ / Ceramic Pickups
    2012 Stingray 5 H Pearl Blue / Rosewood FB / 3 Band EQ/ AlNiCo Pickup
    2012 Steve Morse Morse Blueburst / Rosewood FB
    2012 Luke III SSH Vintage Sunburst / Rosewood Neck

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    Don’t think I’d buy one but still a great tribute

    StingRay 4HH. SapphireBlack.2006
    StingRay 4H. Buttercreme. 2005
    StingRay 4H. ”SunBlue”. 2005
    Bongo 4H. Sapphire Black. 2005
    Bongo 5HH. Firemist Purple. 2019
    GENZ-BENZ & ORANGE amps...

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by danny-79 View Post
    Don’t think I’d buy one but still a great tribute
    Yeah, this is definitely new territory for EBMM. I don't really want a new anything that looks used. Plenty of used ones out there, though then you need to worry about hidden problems.
    2007 Stingray 5 HS Cherry Burst / Maple FB / 3 Band EQ / Ceramic Pickups
    2012 Stingray 5 H Pearl Blue / Rosewood FB / 3 Band EQ/ AlNiCo Pickup
    2012 Steve Morse Morse Blueburst / Rosewood FB
    2012 Luke III SSH Vintage Sunburst / Rosewood Neck

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbonesullivan View Post
    Yeah, this is definitely new territory for EBMM. I don't really want a new anything that looks used. Plenty of used ones out there, though then you need to worry about hidden problems.
    There’s nothing like a relic finish to divide opinions.
    The thought of a brand new bass that’s had its finish “distressed” to look like it’s been gigged hard for 20yrs turns my stomach.
    Any knocks, dink’s or scratches on my basses are earned.
    Earn your own stripes!!!

    Personally I’d hope this bass is a knock for knock recreation of the original aimed at a hardcore fan.

    StingRay 4HH. SapphireBlack.2006
    StingRay 4H. Buttercreme. 2005
    StingRay 4H. ”SunBlue”. 2005
    Bongo 4H. Sapphire Black. 2005
    Bongo 5HH. Firemist Purple. 2019
    GENZ-BENZ & ORANGE amps...

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

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    Danny, you could always paint it blue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danny-79 View Post
    There’s nothing like a relic finish to divide opinions.
    The thought of a brand new bass that’s had its finish “distressed” to look like it’s been gigged hard for 20yrs turns my stomach.
    Any knocks, dink’s or scratches on my basses are earned.
    Earn your own stripes!!!

    Personally I’d hope this bass is a knock for knock recreation of the original aimed at a hardcore fan.
    I never understood the idea of a reliced bass. Also don't understand why anyone would want to buy jeans that are sold with pre-cut holes. Not my thing for sure.

    Obviously some people do want that otherwise they would not be available for sale.

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