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    I have had this exact problem on my Stingray....

    I have had this exact problem on my Stingray. Thought something was wrong with the bass, but it was actually the battery (Duracell) was too short in the box to be in constant contact with the preamp....
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    I really like the dropped copper finish....

    I really like the dropped copper finish. Congrats.

    I have a Special 5H incoming myself. If I may ask, what is it about this one that you like better than the first one?
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    If you are looking for the bass that is the...

    If you are looking for the bass that is the closest 4-string counterpart to your Stingray 5, it would be an EBMM Sterling 4. The pre-2008 Stingray 5 shared an electronics package with the EBMM...
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    Congrats on the Classic. My Classic V has been my...

    Congrats on the Classic. My Classic V has been my dream bass. I currently have 2 Rays, but have had another one and 2 Bongos as well without experiencing the G string issue. But I don’t think I would...
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    My SR4H + my Classic SR5 = 1,508

    My SR4H + my Classic SR5 = 1,508
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    Sticky: I know it’s been said but thank you so much for...

    I know it’s been said but thank you so much for providing this info for us. I am taking delivery tomorrow on a 2EQ Stingray E87077. I also have a Stingray 5 Classic B056003. Grateful for any data you...
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    While there is no "wrong" way to set the preamp,...

    While there is no "wrong" way to set the preamp, the Bongo's preamp is pretty powerful...a little cut or boost goes a long way. Most basses I have used with an active preamp will get a little hissy...
  8. Help: Lots of folks who start out on a 4 report having...

    Lots of folks who start out on a 4 report having difficulty moving to a 5, though many have been able to do so. However, if you're just starting out on bass, you don't have to overcome that hurdle....
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    Exactly what I've been wanting in a Sterling...

    Exactly what I've been wanting in a Sterling model. I'm primarily a bassist who play some guitar on the side, so I don't want to invest a lot for money in a guitar that might go unplayed for long...
  10. Sticky: Hello my skinny-stringed EBMM brethren. The...

    Hello my skinny-stringed EBMM brethren. The guitarist that I play with just picked up a used JP6 in Pearl Redburst (I may have had something to do with this;)). I told him that I could probably get a...
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    Have you considered selling it in the FS thread...

    Have you considered selling it in the FS thread here? I am sure that there are a lot of EBMM-lovers on the guitar side of the EBMM forum that would pay far more than you could possibly get in a...
  12. I have 6-8 pedals at any given time and I have...

    I have 6-8 pedals at any given time and I have never had to run the volume on my Bongo at anything less than 100%. Some of them are older Boss pedals and they handle the Bongo's output just fine.
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    Question: Chromes are flats...they are pretty bright for...

    Chromes are flats...they are pretty bright for flats, but I still would not describe them as bright compared to ANY roundwound string I've played. They are actually pretty similar to the EB flats,...
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    Love it....bright, loud, and unapologetic! I know...

    Love it....bright, loud, and unapologetic! I know black is the big seller, but I prefer the bright EBMM colors. Trans Orange will look awesome on stage. Enjoy it in good health!
  15. I would do things to get that SR5....the color is...

    I would do things to get that SR5....the color is awesome, excellent job!!!
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    The only reason I would ever use the 'active'...

    The only reason I would ever use the 'active' input on most bass heads is if the gain from my bass was so hot that it caused the preamp to clip with the gain set lower than 9:30-10:00. If your...
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    Off Topic: I currently play through a Markbass LMII and have...

    I currently play through a Markbass LMII and have owned a GB in the past. First of all, I don't think you can make a "bad" choice between the two. Both are awesome, but different. While I understand...
  18. Don't bag the low mids!!!!!! The bass control...

    Don't bag the low mids!!!!!! The bass control will turn your tone into mud long before the low mids ever will.

    Seriously, the bass control is cool, but the Bongo has so much low end that I have a...
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    Help: If you get the HH, you can get the standard...

    If you get the HH, you can get the standard Sterling H sound and quite a few others. I guess you have to ask yourself how much your like the single H parallel setting and if that would be worth...
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    I use Group IIs on a non-EBMM bass. They have...

    I use Group IIs on a non-EBMM bass. They have fairly high tension, which I like, but not a lot of other people do. If you prefer higher tension, the Group IIs are a great way to go. Otherwise, the...
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    Question: Agreed on all counts. Seems there is a general...

    Agreed on all counts. Seems there is a general consensus forming. Keep rounds on the Sterling, put the flats on the 'Ray.

    Might I wholeheartedly recommend EB Flats? Group II if you like higher...
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    IME....No, it can't. Considering that even...

    IME....No, it can't. Considering that even hum-cancelling Jazz pickups don't give what some consider to be a true J-bass sound, I really don't think you could get there with any humbucker-equipped...
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    Blue Dawn is just the best. Especially on a...

    Blue Dawn is just the best. Especially on a Bongo. Best looking EBMM finish ever IMO. Nice bass(es).
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    You can use whatever cabs you like. I don't care...

    You can use whatever cabs you like. I don't care much for the Markbass cabs as much as I do the amps, but they are nice cabs. Just not my cup o' tea. You could pair them with any nice cab in any...
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    If you've tried flats and they aren't for you,...

    If you've tried flats and they aren't for you, that is fine. However, I will say, very strongly, and IMO of course, that cutting the highs on rounds doesn't sound anything like flats, and neither do...
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