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    British Sub1 Owners...

    If you're a Sub1 owner in the UK and you bought your axe second hand, where did you find it?
    I've completely fallen in love with them, but I can't find one for love nor rupees (bar one on eBay in Russia that I'd have to pay Kate Middleton's ransom to import).

    I'm keeping tabs on Reverb, eBay and Gumtree, but am I missing anywhere else?

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    They are rare, even rarer in Europe. Maybe a trip to USA or getting one from the used Guitar Center section, they show up there now and then.

    ... Yep, two in the used section of GC just now. Also, sometimes they are mistaken with the Sterling by MusicMan Sub bass guitars so you could get one cheaply.
    Last edited by ksandvik; 09-25-2015 at 11:39 AM.

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    I do recall seeing one in for sale in the south of France. I remember it was a black hardtail in OK condition, but he had it listed as a 2011, which of course it couldn't be and it didn't have a compensated nut (so probably pre-2006). Anyway try zikinf.com, a French website, look for "petites annonces" for the small adds and do a search and you may find it.

    Also, post an ad here, people do look at it...

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    Specki- you've got a better chance of Rossi winning another championship.... Errrrr, wait... He's leading the points.... So, you've got a good chance of finding one! GL!
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    Hello

    The SUB DrKev is talking about is this one :
    https://www.zikinf.com/annonces/disp...nnonce=1173224

    The seller is a shop (Guitares lectriques d'occasion prix casss sur Sam Guitares).
    The guitar is second hand.

    There is another SUB on the French market :
    https://www.zikinf.com/annonces/disp...nnonce=1196484
    Yes, the guy tried to make a heavy relic SUB ... but it's cheap.

    Goof luck for your hunt
    If you need help for translating the ads, just tell me (my French is quite good )

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    I got mine from pmt in birmingham. Its had the pickgaurd and pickups from a sbmm installed and sounds and plays amazing. They are very hard to find, im lucky enough to own a 2003 sub5 bass which i bought new and its absolutely amazing. Ive since bought a sterling 5 HH so my sub is stuck in the house but i still play it and would never sell it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Specki46 View Post
    .... I can't find one for love nor rupees ....

    PM sent, if it is of any interest, fella.

    Gordon.

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    Thanks for all the replies, they're appreciated!

    As I'm after a black/graphite Sub with a trem, I haven't found what I'm looking for (yet!), but I have a much wider spectrum to keep my eyes on.

    I'd love to go for this one on eBay, but the import fees would be insane (AND some cretin has scribbled on it, which makes it a non-starter).


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    Specki- you've got a better chance of Rossi winning another championship.... Errrrr, wait... He's leading the points.... So, you've got a good chance of finding one! GL!
    In that case, Vale's poor qualifying yesterday may have damaged my chances of finding one just yet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Specki46 View Post
    I'd love to go for this one on eBay, but the import fees would be insane (AND some cretin has scribbled on it, which makes it a non-starter).
    I'd be interested to see if butchery has gone on under the pickguard. With roller nut and that weird trem, it's a heavily modified guitar.
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    That's a good point, Doc; cosmetic surgery is often an indicator of deeper lying issues

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    Music Man SUB 1 in Nu Metal Optik black, Ausstellungsstück zum alten Dollar Kurs | eBay
    Here's one in Germany, although it's rather pricey. Maybe ask them if they're willing to ship abroad?
    '05 JP6 Desert Gold matching headstock, inlays, piezo
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    '06 Bongo Stealth 4HH
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    Very pricey. I don't think many sold at that price when new. If I recall correctly the RRP was €1200 but street price was closer to €900, right? The last NOS in the stores here sold for less than €600.

    And wasn't it just called "black"?
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    Might explain why it's still there...
    '05 JP6 Desert Gold matching headstock, inlays, piezo
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    '06 Bongo Stealth 4HH
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    Lookey here:
    Musicman Sterling Silo3 White
    But quick, before the mods tell me I'm not allowed to post it here - again
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    EBMM JP 6 - Mystic Dream
    EBMM SUB-1

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    Quote Originally Posted by trolley View Post
    Lookey here:
    Musicman Sterling Silo3 White
    But quick, before the mods tell me I'm not allowed to post it here - again
    But that's not a SUB1...
    EBMM - AL MM90 White
    EBMM - AL HH Black Sugar Roasted Maple
    EBMM - Armada Black flamed
    EBMM - JP7 White
    EBMM - Cutlass Vintage Turquoise
    EBMM - Stingray Starry Night

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