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  1. Thread: Preamp question

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    Question: Any chance you wanna sell that one?

    Any chance you wanna sell that one?
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    Pickup height adjustment questions

    So I知 hacking it alone on this 84 Sabre with pre eb Sabre pickups, and I知 wondering how much difference does like 1/32 make in terms of sound. Like will the bass response be better? Will the bass...
  3. 2009 pre-amp vs the pre 90s preamp. Any difference?

    So I ended up buying a Sabre classic after putting a bunch of pre-eb electronics in the 84 Sabre I bought that someone had unfortunately gutted. I figured if any components ever failed I have a...
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    Pre-eb Sabre pickup height!

    Anyone know what the pre eb Sabre pickup height is supposed to be?
  5. Thread: Preamp question

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    Question: How likely is the preamp to blow without it...

    How likely is the preamp to blow without it anyways?
  6. Thread: Preamp question

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    Question: Travis is that you? I bought one identical...

    Travis is that you?

    I bought one identical to that from a guy named Travis lol
  7. Need help IDing some pickups, they look like old Sabre bridge pickups

    So I got my 84 Sabre with all pre-Ernie ball electronics now cause someone basically took all the original stuff out, it has an 83 pre-amp, and two 1979 pickups! It sounds amazingly good, one of the...
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    Difference between pre-eb and stingray HH

    What realistically is the difference between the 2h and the pre Ernie ball Sabre? I heard that sterling was talking about trying to solve some of the issues with the Sabre through the sterling way...
  9. Thread: Wanted to buy

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    Sticky: Trying to get the neck and bridge pickup for...

    Trying to get the neck and bridge pickup for Ernie ball era Sabre bass! I know no ones probably parting with those but man I would be so happy!

    Also if anyone’s selling the Sabre classic reissue...
  10. Thanks so much! Yeah I知 gonna call and confirm...

    Thanks so much! Yeah I知 gonna call and confirm with the tech tomorrow whether some goofball switched out all of the electronics or not, but worst case scenario is that i end up with a 1979/1984...
  11. Question for eb era musicman Sabre or Sabre classic owners

    So I知 trying to figure out if the original owner of the 84 Sabre I have had switched out all the electronics or just a lot of them.

    Has anyone here seen what the neck pickup for a Sabre looks...
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    Question: Yeah I’m starting to think about the stingrays...

    Yeah I’m starting to think about the stingrays configuration now that I got an EB Sabre(16 pole pieces on either side of the strings). I feel like the sensitivity on the stingray pickup is pretty...
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    Question: One of the smoothest sounding basses I can name...

    One of the smoothest sounding basses I can name is actually the fender music master which is by all means a CBS era money-making scheme, they threw together all the spare parts and made a bass. What...
  14. My guess would be that it’s the same size routing...

    My guess would be that it’s the same size routing for the pickup for both pre EB and post EB. I do know that the pre-eb ones had exposed pole pieces on the bridge and the post eb ones were covered,...
  15. Very reassuring! A few people said that the...

    Very reassuring!

    A few people said that the top one will have lower dc resistance so the person who sold me them measured them and there was a .05 difference between the two, we went with the...
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    Poll: I’d agree just cause playing above a pickup...

    I’d agree just cause playing above a pickup sounds gnarly, if you’re someone who tries to play as close to the neck as possible, it sounds better to not have to play directly above the pickup

    Edit...
  17. Pre Ernie ball Sabre owners: are the bridge and neck pickup interchangeable

    They look identical. I bought a pickup for my 84 Sabre but me and the person who sold it for me are trying to figure out which one of the two pickups he has are the bridge pickup. I was wondering...
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    Any guides to replacing the string mutes?

    Do you just stick those guys on there or is it a harder process? Not sure, just bought the pads
  19. But what does it mean?! Does it mean 4?

    But what does it mean?! Does it mean 4?
  20. Wondering about the sabres original pickup lever?

    Was the original Sabre pickup lever a three way lever or a four way lever? That is was top, middle both and bottom bottom? Or was it one of those that can split coils and stuff! Restoring a Sabre...
  21. The one I知 replacing is the John east one. From...

    The one I知 replacing is the John east one. From digging around here I think sterling was saying basically all East did was make a fairly faithful copy of the 76 but at the end of the day it痴 very...
  22. That’s what I’m hearing, iirc the person at...

    That’s what I’m hearing, iirc the person at musicman said that a talented enough technician can wire the pre-Eb preamp into it, just at the expense of drilling new holes etc, but also that any Ernie...
  23. Thread: Wanted to buy

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    Sticky: Looking to buy a stingray 2eq or 3eq preamp! Any...

    Looking to buy a stingray 2eq or 3eq preamp! Any will do, trying to restore my bass to sounding like a stingray
  24. Preamp compatibility for a musicman Sabre restoration

    So I got an 85 Sabre recently but some doofus switched out the preamp for some 吐aithful to 76 aftermarket thing for some reason. I知 wondering what will be compatible with the Sabre? I heard that...
  25. What痴 the difference between the sterling ray4 and the standard stingrays pickups?

    Hard to find specifics on the websites. Is there anything special about the ray4痴 pickups? I got a friend who found a body of one but it was missing it痴 neck! Thinking of switching out then...
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