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  1. #31

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    That's a nice quilt!

  2. #32

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    Since I didn't see any TBO AX40s, I'll post mine. Fantastic guitar out of the box, but I'm not one to leave gear stock. Gotoh-style bridge I got from eBay, chrome switch tip, and bridge humbucker from a Peavey Wolfgang. Love it!








  3. #33

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    Hello members!
    My name is Brian, and I am the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Praxis Musical, as well as the Product Specialist. We are the manufacturer of Sterling By Music Man.

    I'm stoked to see that you guys have an owners club here for the Sterling By Music Man guitars!

    Time to get some activity on here!
    Brian Martin
    Former VP, Praxis Musical, 2012 - Jan 2018
    Product Guru All Things SBMM
    Brian.Xavier.Martin@gmail.com

  4. #34

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    On the left is a one-off JP-100 "Liquid Amber," purchased from Pete DuBaldo (on the right is Pete's old autumn redrise JP)

    Sterling by Music Man Owners!-jp1-jpg

  5. #35

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    Nice job getting the one-off! That's a keeper. I predict 2013 will bring some very exciting stuff to the SBMM lineup, on a grand scale.

    Brian Martin has done a fantastic job on the "expansion". Kudos Brian.

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  6. #36

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    Here's some video of me playing the liquid amber JP100, if you're interested in seeing a "moving picture" of it. Feel free to turn down the sound...I was goofing around trying to play outside...

    Practicing2 - YouTube

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    Sterling by Music Man Owners!-imageuploadedbytapatalk1352631871-481685-jpg
    Three handsome guys .. Jp100-ax30-silo30
    EBMM artist.
    Albert Lee HH (in production)
    AXIS SPORT
    SBMM AX30
    SBMM JP100
    SBMM SILO30
    SUB RAY4
    SUB RAY5
    EB-WAH
    EB-JRVP

  8. #38

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    Quote Originally Posted by SBMM View Post
    Hello members!
    My name is Brian, and I am the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Praxis Musical, as well as the Product Specialist. We are the manufacturer of Sterling By Music Man.

    I'm stoked to see that you guys have an owners club here for the Sterling By Music Man guitars!

    Time to get some activity on here!
    Brian,

    Are you guys also responsible for the new SUB series that has been re-released? If so, I just picked one up for my son today who is 9 and wants to start learning guitar. We got him a Sterling by Music Man Sub Silo 3 in white. Guitar Center is shipping it to me right now because they only had 1 black model in the store but my kid had said he liked the white ones best.

    I also concur this is a great post for fellow Sterling by Music Man owners. Since the Sub series just came out, are they allowed to be included as well?

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    We bought one of the last stealth black JP50s for our son last August and kept it buried in our closet until Christmas. Man, that was tough!! He auditioned for jazz band at school and made it (only electric guitarist in the band and he's in 6th grade--so proud of him!!), so I've decided to sell my acoustic setup and buy a JP60 or JP100 to help him with his practices. He would also have a back-up guitar should something happen to his.

    I try to do my best JP impression w/ "Damage Control" on his JP50. What a great guitar and great value.

    Keep them coming!!

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    Looks amazing! Good playing too

    Quote Originally Posted by savannah_sean View Post
    Here's some video of me playing the liquid amber JP100, if you're interested in seeing a "moving picture" of it. Feel free to turn down the sound...I was goofing around trying to play outside...

    Practicing2 - YouTube

    EBMM Game Changer - HSH
    EBMM Armada - Black
    EBMM Majesty 7 - Arctic Dream
    EBMM Luke III - 2014 PDN Neptune Blue HH - Roasted
    EBMM Luke III - Olive Gold - HSS - Roasted Maple Neck
    EBMM Axis - Trans Gold Quilt -Roasted Maple Neck
    EBMM Albert Lee - True Gold - Roasted Maple Neck - Mahogany Body - MM90's - Piezo - Hardtail
    EBMM Albert Lee - Classic White - RW Neck - MM90's - Piezo - Hardtail
    SBMM JP50 - Stealth Black
    SBMM AX30 - White
    SBMM AX40 - Trans Blue
    SBMM Silo20 - Black
    SBMM Ray 34

  11. #41

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayDawg View Post
    Brian,

    Are you guys also responsible for the new SUB series that has been re-released?

    Yes - SUB Series is our new under $300 price point instruments that we just released in August of this year.
    Brian Martin
    Former VP, Praxis Musical, 2012 - Jan 2018
    Product Guru All Things SBMM
    Brian.Xavier.Martin@gmail.com

  12. #42

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    Quote Originally Posted by SBMM View Post
    Yes - SUB Series is our new under $300 price point instruments that we just released in August of this year.
    Let me tell you...

    The new SUB seriers is absolutely incredible. While on my honeymooon i got to stop in at a guitar center that had quite the selection of both EBMM and Sterling by Musicman guitars and the quality you get for the price is unbelievable. I've had many lower priced guitars and the quality reflected it... HOWEVER, the quality in the Sterling guitars is far superior. My wife was even blown away when she saw the top on one of the SUB AX-3s she could hardly believe it when she saw the price tag too...
    It's an across the board success if you ask me
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    Quote Originally Posted by peterd79 View Post
    Let me tell you...

    The new SUB seriers is absolutely incredible.
    We are really happy with the positive response to the new SUB Series! Lots of work went into the 'reverse engineering' to achieve the price point while still maintaining the high quality level and playability that is to be expected of a Music Man related product.

    Keep an eye out soon - we are releasing some pretty amazing new products at NAMM in January and we'll be giving some sneak peeks. Also, be sure to like our Facebook page, Sterling By Music Man, where we do some giveaways, tech advice, and some sneak peeks as well!
    Brian Martin
    Former VP, Praxis Musical, 2012 - Jan 2018
    Product Guru All Things SBMM
    Brian.Xavier.Martin@gmail.com

  14. #44

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    Quote Originally Posted by SBMM View Post
    We are really happy with the positive response to the new SUB Series! Lots of work went into the 'reverse engineering' to achieve the price point while still maintaining the high quality level and playability that is to be expected of a Music Man related product.

    Keep an eye out soon - we are releasing some pretty amazing new products at NAMM in January and we'll be giving some sneak peeks. Also, be sure to like our Facebook page, Sterling By Music Man, where we do some giveaways, tech advice, and some sneak peeks as well!
    Already a fan on Facebook and love the products you're putting out there... top notch all the way
    Enjoy the Journey - Enjoy the Process
    G27494 20th Anniversary Silhouette
    G53462 Silhouette Special
    SG31073 StingRay
    SG26540 LK100D
    SG23128 AX40D
    SG34621 VALENTINE
    SG36060 LUKE
    SG26016 AX40D
    SGXXXX AX30D

  15. #45

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    Quote Originally Posted by SBMM View Post
    Hello members!
    My name is Brian, and I am the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Praxis Musical, as well as the Product Specialist. We are the manufacturer of Sterling By Music Man.

    I'm stoked to see that you guys have an owners club here for the Sterling By Music Man guitars!

    Time to get some activity on here!
    Brian,

    I would like to point out a fairly major marketing flaw, at least with my experience. My new AX40 arrived yesterday (last year's red model, fortunately my local dealer was able to source one out for me brand new).

    The marketing literature and also the sticker on the back says something like "assembled, setup and tested in USA". I found the latter 2 points to be utterly and disappointingly false...

    There is *no way* my guitar was setup and tested. Someone appears to have just slapped the parts together and stuck it in the box...

    As I understand it, the tremolo is a dive-bomb version only, not full floating, and the base plate is supposed to be parallel with the body and seated down flush with the body for lowest action possible. Mine had the following obvious and major setup flaws:

    1) the front of the tremolo (where it pivots on the pins) was over 1/4" in the air, making the action almost unusably high. Also, being this high up in the air, there was such a huge gap between the strings and the bridge pickup that it sounded like a cheap single coil instead of a humbucker.

    2) the tremolo springs adjustment screws in the back cavity were screwed so far into the body with only about 1/4" sticking out, making the tension on the tremolo so strong it was almost unusable, you could just barely move it without using unreasonable force

    3) this all caused the base plate and the tremolo arm to be at an angle of over 30 degrees to the body, not anywhere near parallel, and pretty much unusable, the end of the bar was over 6" up in the air from the body, certainly not practical to grab while you are playing.

    4) the guitar was tuned so that 2 of the fine tuners had to be completely bottomed out to get the strings in proper tune (Low E and A), and the high E wouldn't even be in tune (it was still way too sharp) when the fine tuner was totally backed out and no longer in contact with the lever below it. These should have been setup to be roughly 1/2 of the way screwed down when the guitar was in perfect tune. As it is, they were used for coarse tuning in the factory and you certainly can't fine-tune with them without readjusting properly as I noted.

    So I had to personally spend over 2 hours farting around with the tremolo now, and I've managed to get it about 3/32" still above the body at the front pivots, and now it gets a lot of fret buzz. There's no way I can go much lower without have the strings totally bottom out on the frets. And I'm not sure I'll even be able to get rid of the fret buzz the way it is, I have to spend some time tonight screwing around with the truss rod adjustment. In any case, the action is not as low as I'd like it, an I might already be at the limit. At least I did manage to back-out the tremolo spring screws to about 1" and now I don't almost have to use 2 hands to push it down...

    IMO, there's *no way* this was setup and tested at the factory and no way it should have ever left the factory like this.

    You should take those stickers off the guitar and that literature off your web site if this is the way you intend to ship these.

    I'm certainly not impressed so far.

    Just my $0.02
    The REAL Joe
    Last edited by therealjoeblow; 12-07-2012 at 12:53 PM.

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