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Thread: Returning To The Fold: NGD: Solid Black Axis

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    Returning To The Fold: NGD: Solid Black Axis

    I rarely post on forums, but have been a member on this one for quite a few years now and wanted to share my latest EBMM experience. At one point I had 4 EBMM guitars: a JP6, Axis Tribute, Luke 2 DD and a Silo but for various reasons - including the grass being greener - I sold them all in favour of more "traditional" brands and models.

    Last week the opportunity arose to get a solid black Axis (my favourite colour) in mint condition for an absolute steal. I took the plunge and collected it yesterday on my way to band rehearsal.

    It's in dire need of a setup, but I played it anyway. It took a couple of songs to get the feel of it and all I can say is what was I thinking letting the others I had go?

    I've upgraded all of my gear since letting my original EB guitars go, so last night was the first time I'd played one through a true valve amp with quality effects. It sounded amazing. So much so that the other guitarist in the band has abandonned his plan of buying a Les Paul and is now looking at EB guitars for his next purchase.

    I'm going to add a push/pull pot for coil splits as I use that a lot - unless anyone knows where to source push/push pots? But I'm over the moon with the guitar and can definitely see more Balls in my future...

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    Congrats on another Ball
    You forgot to post some pics
    I can recommend the Dimarzio PushPull Pots, i used them on all of my Guitars and I didn't have any trouble with them yet
    DiMarzio 500K Push-Pull Pot | Musician's Friend
    Music Man JP7 PDN 2012 Honey Roasted #F20403
    Music Man JP6 PDN 2013 Emerald Green Sparkle #G68213
    Music Man JP6 PDN 2014 Neptune Blue Roasted #G71474
    Music Man JP6 PDN 2016 Starry Night #G77086
    Music Man Bongo 5HH PDN 2015 Vintage Tobacco Burst #F44860

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    Congrats on the new Axis! I'm so glad that you came to your senses! haha

    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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    I think your story is probably a familiar one to a lot of us. I've had over the years 2 albert lees, 2 silhouettes and a luke but sold them off over time for various reasons. I got a great deal on an Albert Lee HH from a fellow forum member so I picked it up and haven't looked back. EBMM guitars just feel better......
    Beautiful Candy Red Albert Lee HH

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    Thanks for the comments guys. Looking forward to racking up the hours on the Axis

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    Pics Pics pics!!!!
    EBMM BFR Morse Tahitian Blue S/N G79179 DOB 2/7/17
    SBMM AX30-D Natural Quilt
    SBMM SUB AX4 Trans Red Quilt DiMarzio AXIS pups SD pots GOTOH GE1996T Trem
    EBMM - a guitar like no other.
    Even we mancave noodlers can appreciate the perfection that is an EBMM guitar.
    "one likes to believe in the freedom of music..."

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    Of course, pics or it didn't happen!
    OK I'll get some up asap

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    I am going the other way, I just sold my Les Paul! I am an Ernie Ball man for life!
    Red Axis Hardtail
    Sunburst Axis Hardtail with Rosewood fingerboard
    Green Sparkly Axis Super Sport Hardtail
    Purple EVH Hardtail
    Coral Red Albert Lee HH Hardtail
    Zoom G5n

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    Congratulations...I love my Trans Black Axis Tribute too...Sounds like you are hooked....!
    25th Anniversary, Flame Top, 2009
    Tobacco Burst Axis Super Sport Trem. BFR All Rosewood Neck
    DOB: 2/16/09
    Axis Tribute Trans Pink 2012
    Axis Tribute Trans Purple 2012
    Axis Tribute Trans Black 2012
    Axis Tribute Trans Blue 2012
    Axis Trans Orange 2012 Killer Neck
    American Standard Tele 2013 Jade Pearl Metallic
    Life is a journey, not a destination.....Enjoy the ride!!!

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