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Thread: Took me about 20 years to pick up a music man

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    Took me about 20 years to pick up a music man

    No point here really, just in 20 years of buying and selling gear like a crazy person, I never did get around to trying any of these guitars.

    Recently, I briefly owned a PRS just out of curiosity. It didn't really speak to me, but the trem was incredible - smoothest most stable trem I had ever used. I ended up unloading it but it got me researching for other guitars with reputations for smooth and stable trems. Music Man kept get mentioned.

    So now I'm the owner of two lovely albert lee guitars (an HH and SSS). these are just great guitars. This is the kind of quality all guitars above 1k should have but usually don't. I really cannot find a single flaw with the design or construction. I also picked up a cutlass that I haven't gotten yet. I took this a bit far and will probably have to pare down the three to one or maybe two but it's a nice problem to have.

    The end!

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    ...20 years ago, I picked up my first Musicman. It is still with me ('96 Silhouette HSH F/R)! Welcome and congrats on your new gear!


    AXIS | 2012 | TRIBUTE | Purple
    AXIS | 2012 | PDN | Honeyburst
    AXIS | 2014 | PDN | BFR | Neptune Blue
    AXIS | 2014 | PDN | MM90 | Neptune Blue

    AXIS | 2016 | PDN | Starry Night

    SILO | 1996 | Trans Teal | Floyd Rose
    SILO Special | 2012 | PDN | Trem | Honeyburst
    20TH Anny SILO #1 | Hardtail
    20TH Anny SILO #2 | Hardtail

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    Welcome to the family!
    You're off to a great start w/ 2 AL's ....that's all I'll say about that
    Balls are Best!!

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    Silhouette Special (2005 Buttercream Limited Edition)
    Cutlass HSS (2018 Roasted Special, Ivory White)

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    An Irishman in Paris, guitar teacher and tech, folder of underpants, stubber of toes.

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    Thanks all!

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    Don't worry, be happy! I made the same mistake out of necessity, EBMM guitars are not so common here in Italy. I've been playin' for 32 yrs and got my first one this year. Even my 1970 Les Paul Custom got no love from then.

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    Snap! My first EBMMs? 2 ALs and a Cutlass. All bought this year. Now you're in there is no getting out

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    Welcome jswilliams.

    Got my first EBMM this year, now have three, and waiting (still!) for number 4 to be completed.

    There's no way out...
    Hunter Hayes Cutlass in Lake Tahoe Blue
    Valentine BFR in Three-tone Burst
    Luke 3 HH in Starry Night
    Valentine in Trans Maroon
    Reflex Game Changer HSH with Piezo

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    Welcome to the club!
    2017 BFR Luke III Tumescent
    2016 Suhr Natural Modern Satin Pro

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    Welcome and stick around a great place to be I'm here since 2003 when I got my first EBMM
    EVH Hardtail Red 1995
    Axis Sport SSS Trem Transparent Purple 1998
    Axis Sport MM90 Trem Transparent Orange 1999
    Axis SS Hardtail Piezo Honeyburst 2007
    Albert Lee MM90 Hardtail Dargie Delight 2007
    Bongo 4HH Stealth 2007
    BFR 25th Anniversary Venetian Red burst 2009

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    Same here. Bought and sold everything for 20 years.

    Then got an AL, almost by accident, and lost the desire to play anything else.

    I do not know yet if it's a blessing or a curse!
    AL SSS BFR Pinkburst
    AL SSS Neptune Blue
    AL HH Starry Night
    AL HH Candy Apple Red
    AL MM90 Sparkle Turquoise
    L3 HSS Olive Gold

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    I have several EBMMs and they mostly have tremolos and they're ALL very stable (stay in tune), even the JPs.

    Funny.. I have a PRS that's nice, but the thing won't stay in tune for nothing. Even had a tech look at the nut, still no go.

    Go with the EBMMs.
    '97 Axis Sport Transparent Purple (HSS, Floyd)
    '11 JP6 Pearl White (Loaded)
    '11 Axis Purple Quilt
    '12 PDN Axis Honey Burst
    '12 SM-Y2D Purple Sunset (Floyd)
    '12 JPX Barolo

    MY MUSIC is on Facebook and Reverbnation.

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    Welcome. My first year here as well. Got my first EBMM in July - Artisan Majesty 7. Got my second a couple of weeks ago - JP16-6. Totally hooked. Now I don't get along with anything but EBMM necks. Considered a PRS S2 CU24 for my 6 string option. Played it for 5 minutes and absolutely hated the neck. Then I picked up the JP16 and couldn't put it down.

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    EBMM Artisan Majesty 7 Nero
    EBMM Majesty 6 Arctic Dream
    EBMM Monarchy Majesty 6 Imperial Blue
    EBMM JP6 BFR Solar Burst
    EBMM JP16 6
    EBMM Cutlass SSS Turquoise
    Taylor 414CE
    Mesa Boogie JP2C

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    Welcome and congrats! We have a saying around here. Pics or the guitars don't exist!
    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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