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    Music Man Serial Number Database

    This thread is a resource you can use to find the production date of your bass.

    Post your serial number and we'll get back to your shortly with the "date of birth" (DOB) for your instrument.

    This thread is also a good place to have your serial number on record in case it's needed in the future for insurance purposes, etc.

    **Please note: We do not have any serial numbers for the Pre-Ernie Ball Music Man instruments in our database. You can check this site for more info on the early Music Man instruments (This site is not run by the Ernie Ball company):

    SERIALS Pre-EB - Musicmanbass.org, Music Man, Musicman, Music Man Bass, Musicman Bass, Music Man Guitar

    If you have any other questions regarding your instrument, please email Music Man Customer Service at:

    musicman_customerservice@ernieball.com
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    The lists I have are meant as a ready-reckoner and will only give a rough idea of date. They're NOT a complete data base.

    Ernie Ball has it's own data base for their instruments. The date of an EB instrument can be obtained by posting in this thread and quoting your serial number.

    Bxxxxxx serials were used on both early EB and Pre-EB Basses but unfortunately no official records exist for these. However, a comparison with similar serials will give a good idea of age. EB Basses have the string retainer on the A&D strings and 4 dot markers past the 12th fret. Pre-EB has the retainer on the D&G with only 3 dot markers. Pre-EB Sting Ray Basses have slab bodies. EB Basses have contoured bodies with a cut-away for the waist.
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    AXIS Serial Number G03689

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    Hi, welcome to the Forum.

    Serials for Guitars are:

    HERE

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    I have a Sterling not listed. Ill send you a private message. Any help would eb appreciated.

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    Message back to you Travis.

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    My contribution to the MM Legacy

    Just Bought a Stingray5 Copperhead/Bronze with rosewood fretboard. S#E43226 Got to be one of the most beautiful basses I have ever seen!!!!

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    I don't think all MMs are created equal. I picked this out of 30 something basses I tested and could not get any other stingray, sterling, or Bongo to come close to the tone and throatyness of this bass. This is definatly "The One" or atleast it is for me!!!!

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    Welcome to the forum and congrats.

    Copperhead bronze is rare. Another forum member has a SR5 with the same finish and, putting aside the Sting Ray (which I last heard was sitting in Dereks room at EB), I think that's about it. They may have done a Stertling also but, in total, there's only about 4 Basses, from memory, with that finish.

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    Copperhead/Bronze ST5 Rosewood Neck E43226

    I have found out that my bass is a prototype model for late 2004 and was never put into production. Who would know the exact number of these basses that were made in late 2004? Even a ball park figure would be nice.........

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    .......and then Rodg actually reads the previous reply and realizes he already had an answer to part of his question

    sorry dude......

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    Really? I popped by the local Guitar Center here and they had two of 'em! A copperhead Sterling and StingRay. I tried the Sterling out. Mighty fine bass! Anyway, wasn't a lot of basses with the copperhead finish bought by GC at a NAMM show or something? A GC exclusive!

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    The last time I was in the GC here in Dallas about 2 months ago there was a SR4 and a SR5 hanging on the wall. They must have made quite a few of them. Someone posted a pic from their GC a while back and there were 2 EBs hanging in that color.
    Starting to think about returning to bass playing in the very near future.

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    Here's one for the list:

    Bongo 4 string HH in white (neckplate reads 'Special Edition' if it matters )
    Serial number is: F11178
    EBMM Bongo 4HH
    Tech 21 VT Bass Deluxe
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    Thanks...updating the list very soon.

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    Hi, all!

    I was just thinking that my SR5 should be out there with the rest of your MM basses!

    And here she is!
    Serial is E32942, possible 2002?

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