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    Is there a guide for all of the initials used here?

    I've only been here for a few months, and don't post very often. I have two EBMM guitars, and enjoy learning more about them.

    One of the things that's confusing to me is all of the initials that are used in the discussion of various guitars. Some of them, I have figured out to a degree, although I don't know why they're called this, or what makes it unique.

    I'll start with a few that I've figured out, and follow with the ones that I do not yet understand. My hope is that understanding these things more will help me de-code the forum and get a better idea of what's being talked about.

    PDN = Premier Dealer Network [what is this about?]
    EBMM = Ernie Ball Music Man
    SBMM = Sterling Ball Music Man
    STV = St. Vincent
    JP = John Petrucci

    BP
    NGD
    Y2D
    JV
    WTB
    Last edited by Guitar Drummer; 11-21-2017 at 08:12 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Drummer View Post
    I've only been here for a few months, and don't post very often. I have two EBMM guitars, and enjoy learning more about them.

    One of the things that's confusing to me is all of the initials that are used in the discussion of various guitars. Some of them, I have figured out to a degree, although I don't know why they're called this, or what makes it unique.

    I'll start with a few that I've figured out, and follow with the ones that I do not yet understand. My hope is that understanding these things more will help me de-code the forum and get a better idea of what's being talked about.

    PDN = Preferred Dealer Network [what is this about?]
    EBMM = Ernie Ball Music Man
    SBMM = Sterling Ball Music Man
    STV = St. Vincent
    JP = John Petrucci

    BP Big Poppa aka Sterling Ball
    NGD New Guitar Day
    Y2D "Year 2 Decades" a play on "y2k" for the 20th Anniversary Steve Morse guitar
    JV James Valentine
    WTB Want To Buy

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    Actually, lets keep them coming. This would be useful and might be good in the forum FAQ.
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    NAD = New Amp Day
    GL = Good Luck
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    KFC = Chicken
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    LE- Limited Edition
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    ALOC - Albert Lee Owners Club
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    NUGD - New used guitar day
    PSA - Public Service Announcement
    FS - For Sale
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    USA - United States of America
    UK - United Kingdom (not America)

    In case those weren't clear.



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    These are great answers. I wasn't expecting so many, FFS! This list is tight AF for the FAQ. And very comprehensive AFAIK.

    I had to edit my OP, as I had noted PDN as "Preferred Dealer Network," when it should be "Premier Dealer Network."

    I assume that these guitars are special LE releases, but not certain. All I know is that I bought one, and it's my favorite.

    Is there a guide for all of the initials used here?-bzrdpka-jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Drummer View Post
    These are great answers. I wasn't expecting so many, FFS! This list is tight AF for the FAQ. And very comprehensive AFAIK.

    I had to edit my OP, as I had noted PDN as "Preferred Dealer Network," when it should be "Premier Dealer Network."

    I assume that these guitars are special LE releases, but not certain. All I know is that I bought one, and it's my favorite.

    Is there a guide for all of the initials used here?-bzrdpka-jpg
    That is a PDN release of Starry Night you have there my friend. Limited window order.

    Starry Night | Premier Dealer Network | Ernie Ball Music Man

    Nice guitar.

    Glenn |B)
    Last edited by GWDavis28; 11-21-2017 at 10:15 AM.
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    Silhouette Special HSS in Gold Sparkle (Hardtail) [7/12/2002] [Made for Matchbox 20]
    Albert Lee 3 MM90's in White Sparkle (Hardtail) [8/14/2001] [Just pure awesomeness]
    Albert Lee HH in Black Sugar (Hartail) [1/06/2011] [BFR]


    Like BP said in the Chapman video "You've got a room full of guitars, and no money!!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Drummer View Post
    These are great answers. I wasn't expecting so many, FFS! This list is tight AF for the FAQ. And very comprehensive AFAIK.

    I had to edit my OP, as I had noted PDN as "Preferred Dealer Network," when it should be "Premier Dealer Network."

    I assume that these guitars are special LE releases, but not certain. All I know is that I bought one, and it's my favorite.

    Is there a guide for all of the initials used here?-bzrdpka-jpg
    Outstanding guitar! More pics are necessary! If you haven't created a NGD thread I highly suggest it along with your thoughts on the guitar and more pics!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by edhalen View Post
    Outstanding guitar! More pics are necessary! If you haven't created a NGD thread I highly suggest it along with your thoughts on the guitar and more pics!!!
    I have not done that yet, but now that I know what NGD means, I'll think about doing it for my JP6 and my STV.

    Is there a guide for all of the initials used here?-ogvh4sk-jpg

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    SBMM - Sterling by Music Man, the Licensed Import line for EBMM
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    Former VP, Praxis Musical, 2012 - Jan 2018
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    Quote Originally Posted by SBMM View Post
    SBMM - Sterling by Music Man, the Licensed Import line for EBMM
    HIGHLY recommended too!!!!
    EBMM BFR Morse Tahitian Blue S/N G79179 DOB 2/7/17
    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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