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    The neck has a lot of birdseye, and nearly each...

    The neck has a lot of birdseye, and nearly each of the 'eyes' has a bit of flame/3D effect. It's tough to photograph, but here are a few. The neck looks so much better in person, but these will...
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    One of these days I'll try another set of flats,...

    One of these days I'll try another set of flats, as I did like the feel, but the sound was just too dark for my liking. It's probably just one of those things where I would have to live with them...
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    Thursday evening I collected the bass from our...

    Thursday evening I collected the bass from our local UPS center, got home and spent a few hours with it. I loved everything about it: lots of resonance unplugged, perfect balance, weight, action, a...
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    Yeah, I’ve got a Slinky set ready to go... and if...

    Yeah, I’ve got a Slinky set ready to go... and if it doesn’t have flats when delivered, I’ll pick up some Chromes. Tomorrow I collect it from UPS :D
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    Well, there is a current MM bass model with a...

    Well, there is a current MM bass model with a flamed maple, oil & wax neck, but technically it's a Sterling derivative: the Joe Dart signature model
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    Off Topic: A lot of good stuff here; I really appreciate...

    A lot of good stuff here; I really appreciate this thread!

    The way I've dealt with the low motivation/inspiration problem happens naturally; I will leave the bass in its case, and spend more time...
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    Thanks for the info! The more I look at the...

    Thanks for the info!

    The more I look at the photos, the more I'm convinced it's wearing flats. Maybe he restrung it after the photos...? Only time will tell.

    My hope is that it does indeed...
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    NOS-NBD & Question

    Woohoo!
    Just made a deal for what is believed to be a New Old Stock Stingray Classic (2010s), which should be delivered next week.

    Looking at the photos, I assumed it was strung with flatwounds...
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    18K... must be a record ;)

    18K... must be a record ;)
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    She's a beauty-- congrats!!

    She's a beauty-- congrats!!
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    Sparkly purple Bongo in the Texas south...? Olé...

    Sparkly purple Bongo in the Texas south...? Olé indeed!

    Sounds like a lot of fun-- Enjoy :D
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    That certainly seems like where things have...

    That certainly seems like where things have been/are going-- the Fractal route. In fact, most of the churches I've played in over the last five or six years are "amp-free" stages, with stringed...
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    My knowledge of an amplifiers inner workings is...

    My knowledge of an amplifiers inner workings is limited, though I do have a lot of experience using different types of amps. While I like the sound of tube amps better, I really appreciate the...
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    NBD! What's Old Is New Again

    While I was browsing the 'net for used Bongos, I couldn't get out of my mind that mint green Old Smoothie our local dealer has had for the better part of two years. Having a little extra cash in my...
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    That looks amazing! Going with the black bits...

    That looks amazing! Going with the black bits really does enhance an already beautiful bass. Congrats!
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    LOVE the color choices you went with! Admittidly, I'm a sucker for blue anyway LOL.

    The video was fun too-- I'm sure all of those will find new homes quickly. Perhaps I'll sell off some of my...
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    Thanks guys! 2014/15... boy how time flies! ...

    Thanks guys!

    2014/15... boy how time flies! As I continued to dig, I did find a few videos talking about the new amps. Here is a good one from the unveiling at Musikmesse '14:

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    What Ever Became Of The New MM Amps

    It was a year or two ago (longer?) that I remember reading of folks at Music Man talking with Mark Bass about reintroducing the Music Man bass amplifiers...

    Several of the newer MM bass videos...
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    LOL! I'm okay with that :D I've been...

    LOL! I'm okay with that :D



    I've been keeping an eye out for one to try, but it's probably a few years down the road for me to own one... and there's the matter of Old Smoothie tributes that...
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    Thanks guys! I took it out this weekend, and...

    Thanks guys!

    I took it out this weekend, and boy did it sound good at volume :D

    Thanks to the SRS 18v preamp and pickups, I'm itching to test drive a Bongo... funny how that works~
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    Thanks Daniel! I'm really happy to be back. ...

    Thanks Daniel! I'm really happy to be back.

    I'm sure Jen is a wonderful woman, and hopefully she understands the analogy :D
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    Well That Was Fun...

    Last Fall (2018) I had a major change to my bass collection as I was downsizing, and trying new things. Ended up with a core collection that did not include Music Man (I've had a Stingray 4 sing...
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    Sweet! Such a classic combination :) Do you...

    Sweet!

    Such a classic combination :)

    Do you know if A.J. also make pick guards for the Cutlass? Mine is in serious need of one in mint ;)

    BTW, who is A.J?
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    Thanks for the history! My memory was based on...

    Thanks for the history! My memory was based on seeing instruments in the store, and occasionally what other players had. Didn't have the internet to study catalogs and stoke the fires back then :D
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    If any of you have Facebook accounts, check out...

    If any of you have Facebook accounts, check out the Dream Theater page. Yesterday they posted a very short video with JM holding his Bongo and saying that the bass tracks for their new album are...
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