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    I totally agree, The Stingray-5 sounds and plays...

    I totally agree, The Stingray-5 sounds and plays great. Keep an eye peeled on EBAY for a used SR-5. www.basscentral.com has a huge inventory of new and used MM basses at great prices. They're the...
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    I saw Steve's "High Tension Wires" tour when they...

    I saw Steve's "High Tension Wires" tour when they played the Zephyr Club in SLC, UT in 1990. After the performance my friends and I said our "hellos" to Steve and Dave LaRue( who looked completely...
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    All Right! a fellow prog rocker!! I'm a HUGE fan...

    All Right! a fellow prog rocker!! I'm a HUGE fan of Crimson,Yes,Genesis,U.K.,etc. And look back at bands like Deep Purple, Led Zep,The Who, Sabbath-they all sounded unique! That's what I think is so...
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    Man, I'm envious. Living behind the"Zion...

    Man, I'm envious. Living behind the"Zion Curtain"(a term many Utah residents use)I'm not able to see some of the better tours. Mark King is such an incredible bassist/singer. I think I read somewhere...
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    Exactly, I had a late 70's vintage re-issue 1957...

    Exactly, I had a late 70's vintage re-issue 1957 Fender P-Bass that was constructed of a very light piece of alder. It sounded awesome(I've since sold it to a friend in L.A. who uses it as a backup...
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    No doubt. I have an early 70's Jazz bass with...

    No doubt. I have an early 70's Jazz bass with EMG's, Badass-II bridge,etc,etc, that weighs in at over 10 lbs. It's odd, but I prefer a heavy body. It seems to sound "tighter" and it also improves the...
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    I totally agree. If you figure in the cost of...

    I totally agree. If you figure in the cost of modifications to an Olp bass and then realize you won't get that money back if you sell it-it makes perfect sense to save your money and buy a real...
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    True, true. Music trends run in cycles. I...

    True, true. Music trends run in cycles. I remember the term: "rock is dead" in the late 70's-early 80's when the Disco herpes was big stuff. Thank God for bands like the Clash, Echo and The...
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    Strings for Sterling fretless

    I'll be receiving a new Sterling fretless this week. I suppose it will come with EB Super Slinky's(2834)nickel roundwounds. I've never owned a fretless with an unfinished fingerboard; how well does...
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    Chewie, EB uses Birchwood Casey Tru-Oil gun stock...

    Chewie, EB uses Birchwood Casey Tru-Oil gun stock finish and gun stock wax for the finishes on their necks. You can find these products at most sporting goods stores in the firearms section. Check...
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    I bought my nephew an OLP bass. It seemed like a...

    I bought my nephew an OLP bass. It seemed like a decent bass to me. You can upgrade one but if you sell it you won't get the money you spent on the upgrades back. But for a backup it would be a very...
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    My school days were a long time ago, and I'm not...

    My school days were a long time ago, and I'm not an English teacher, but in the USA it's customary(but maybe not grammatically correct?) to refer to an inanimate object(such as a car)in the femmine...
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    I think all brands go dead too fast. I'm a...

    I think all brands go dead too fast. I'm a fingerstyle player. I go for a mid-heavy tone with a defined bottom and a slight bit of high end zing. I've had good results with EB Hybrids, D'Addario...
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    Hi Hank, I'm not sure what the rate of exchange...

    Hi Hank, I'm not sure what the rate of exchange is between USA & USD currencies. I'd think that there is getting to be a collector market for the pre-EB basses. I can't honestly say what the market...
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    Sterling Fretless/strings

    I'm eagerly waiting for my new Sterling fretless to arrive from Bass Central; I have a question regarding fingerboard wear on the unfinished pao ferro fingerboard: The fretless basses I own have...
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    Greg, is it possible to buy the MM piezo bridge...

    Greg, is it possible to buy the MM piezo bridge as a separate item from an authorized EB dealer?
    Thanks, D.M.
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    Hi Hank. Louis Johnson did use a pre-EB Stingray....

    Hi Hank. Louis Johnson did use a pre-EB Stingray. In regards to the Stingray-5: In my opinion, the E string on a 5- string bass sounds different than the E string on 4-string bass. If you're really...
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    Yes, it's customary in the USA to refer to things...

    Yes, it's customary in the USA to refer to things (like your automobile) as "she". I've never thought much about it, but I have named my 2 Sterlings: My trans red one after my wife, my trans green...
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    Try this site out for wiring info:...

    Try this site out for wiring info: skipp@pilot.ucdavis.edu The site I found claims this person is very knowlegdeable.
    -D.M.
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    Do a web search under "used basses". I don't...

    Do a web search under "used basses". I don't remember the web-address, but I came across a few last night with wiring info for the original MM basses. If I come across the address, I'll let you know....
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    Rod-Man, I found that Status also offers a direct...

    Rod-Man, I found that Status also offers a direct replacement MM neck while surfing the web. Status produces very high quality graphite basses(they made John Entwistle's Buzzard Bass). I'd definately...
  22. Thread: OYNX Bass?

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    I found the info regarding the Onyx bass in the...

    I found the info regarding the Onyx bass in the "Buzz" section of the MusicMan page. Very cool collectible version of the Sterling. Check it out! D.M.
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    I've seen Mose Graphite MM direct-repacement...

    I've seen Mose Graphite MM direct-repacement necks available in the Musicians Friend catalog for $249.00. I have a Moses jazz style graphite neck on a Warmoth P-style bass. To be honest, the tonal...
  24. Thread: OYNX Bass?

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    OYNX Bass?

    I've recently read about EB producing a limited quanity of a special bass called the" Oynx". Is this a new design or is it deluxe version of the Stngray or Sterling? Will a 5 string model be...
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    Nath, go to www.basscentral.com, they're one of...

    Nath, go to www.basscentral.com, they're one of the number one MM dealers in the U.S.. Chances are they'll have something you'll like. If you don't see it on the webpage, call their 800 number and...
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