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  1. You should ask CS which one of the current three...

    You should ask CS which one of the current three trade names for SRs represents the original version from before any mutants were introduced. And I would not assume that the answer is “Classic” ......
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    Welcome home, Pilgrim. Don’t let any “expert...

    Welcome home, Pilgrim.

    Don’t let any “expert friends” tell you what kind of basses are for what kind of music. I’m sure those fine friends would have insisted that EBMM basses are NOT for my...
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    Ask your local ups or fedex franchised “Shipping...

    Ask your local ups or fedex franchised “Shipping Store” about a plan such as “hold at location” at a USA location, followed by a “forward to new destination” using your choice of Canadian...
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    If the bridge is the very last item awaiting a...

    If the bridge is the very last item awaiting a lightweight replacement then you’re prolly chasing after the very last 2 or 3 ounces. Is it worth it ? It’s a great bridge and the weight is in the best...
  5. Poll: Help: Certainly has all the clues of authenticity ......

    Certainly has all the clues of authenticity ... fakes don’t have a matching burst finish headstock and you can’t buy a bridge with the logo on it.
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    . Are you supposing that the very same person...

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    Are you supposing that the very same person at Sweetwater always does the measuring ? Clearly Sweetwater is measuring instruments cuz if they were simply reporting EBMM factory specs then they...
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    Seems most replies just love their fave loud...

    Seems most replies just love their fave loud stage rig but they ignore the OP concern about the different needs involved for clean recording.
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    Seems you are comparing coarse measurements by...

    Seems you are comparing coarse measurements by private sellers to the EBMM factory spec. My (possibly incorrect) belief is that no change ever occurred.
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    If you want a clean straight forward tone kinda...

    If you want a clean straight forward tone kinda like headphones try an Acoustic Image combo. Very popular for gigging URBs and for jazz geetar cuz it’s very clean.
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    Has a cap so itís a tone pot. Should have a lead ...

    Has a cap so itís a tone pot. Should have a lead heading for a ground. Not all that rare for ground lead to somehow fail.

    That much you can check visually without any pictures to guide you. If...
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    In passive circuits pots just bleed/siphon off...

    In passive circuits pots just bleed/siphon off signal to ground. If it’s a tone pot it does so thru a capacitor.
  12. As to alien noises and such things as jack...

    As to alien noises and such things as jack connect issues... one night the venue ownerís puppy was tugging on the cable but I did not notice til thereís this weird alien howling noise. When I ...
  13. What I do daily :-) Similar funny thing is...

    What I do daily :-)

    Similar funny thing is when I try to play a new song my hands keep switching over to fave songs that I already know ... hands know what they like !
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    I tend to ignore controls unless accidentally set...

    I tend to ignore controls unless accidentally set reeeeeeally weirdly. Tone is such a minor issue to me cuz audiences canít tell schidt from schinola anywho.

    If it sounds good it is good ... and...
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    It just doesnít work that way... it only makes ...

    It just doesnít work that way... it only makes MM sounds. Lizzin to it and pick your poison ! What doesnít make you stronger kills you. Welcome aboard.
  16. Gimmeeee Sheltuuuhhrrr!!!!

    Gimmeeee Sheltuuuhhrrr!!!!
  17. Thread: ID this p/u?

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    Itís just possible that your beloved loud SR5 was...

    Itís just possible that your beloved loud SR5 was modded. I have more than a few 4s and 5s and not one is greatly louder than the rest.

    While all my MMs are certainly loud, theyíre not louder...
  18. Thread: Prototype ?

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    Prototype ?

    Found this image when reading a zombie
    thread in another bass forum [mea culpa].

    Anywho, as a zombie thread it began back
    when the Bongo was introduced. So it got
    me to thinking ... "Early...
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    The Rolling Stones - You Canít Always Get What...

    The Rolling Stones - You Canít Always Get What You Want (Official Lyric Video) - YouTube

    Bongo 4 | Basses | Ernie Ball Music Man

    You did say you are willing to wait. I waited ...
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    I had a desert gold Boingo with a tortise PG. ...

    I had a desert gold Boingo with a tortise PG.
    The yellow-goldish elements in that PG were
    a dead match for the DG paint. Waaaay cool.
    Not likely to ever see it again, it's in Japan :-(
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    Reaonably sure those are Rotosound Monel Flats.

    Reaonably sure those are Rotosound Monel Flats.
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    Help: Is not the SUB s/n on the headstock and the SR...

    Is not the SUB s/n on the headstock
    and the SR s/n is on the neck plate ?
    A neck swap ... with no discards, two
    mongrels result ... could produce one
    ax with no s/n at all and a second ax ...
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    Help: If you put SR decals on a SUB it's black on black.

    If you put SR decals on a SUB it's black on black.
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    Help: Sounds like a neck swap. Sacrificing a Ray...

    Sounds like a neck swap.

    Sacrificing a Ray to upgrade a SUB
    is kinda weird, but there is prolly a
    reason ... or reasonS. Thaz the tricky
    thing. Really hasta be TWO reasons.

    Two...
  25. Thread: Bass guitar HELP

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    The dot pictures sure look like a factory fret...

    The dot pictures sure look like a factory fret job.

    The short time difference between the body date
    and neck date doesn't seem suspicious ... but then
    again, the data base SHOULD agree, yet...
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