Anniversary

Anniversary

Postby BluesBassPlayer » Sun Dec 21, 2008 9:37 am

http://www.ernieball.com/forums/music-m ... eview.html

How is it no one here is all over this amazing project?

Let's hope G&L gets motivated to do the same, while were still alive.

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Re: Anniversary

Postby bdgotoh » Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:08 am

I'm sure everyone's watching it closely Jimi. I'm bummed because I love the idea but hate some very important parts so I probably won't be getting one. The neck and electronics and pickups and weight and new tuners are all awesome. So far it seems like it'll be flat-topped so that body edge will be very uncomfortable and that short upper horn will make it neck dive and hang badly on a strap - too long of a reach to first position.
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Re: Anniversary

Postby harleyyy » Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:40 am

String to pole alignment has been my minor gripe on later EBMM models. Three pups should prove to be even more challenging.The smaller headstock and body shape resemble the Wolfgang guitar IIRC. Kudos for the out of the box ideas however. We'll check it out at NAMM. [smilie=grinning-smiley-003.gif]
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Re: Anniversary

Postby bdgotoh » Sun Dec 21, 2008 12:22 pm

I don't know if they are still planning to do this, but Sterling Ball mentioned the possibility of a road show for the anniversary models. He and Dudley Gimpel and maybe a few others would fly to a few different EB dealers and take along demo anniversary models for people to try out and talk to the designers. If they do it and Seattle is one of the stops I'll definitely be there.
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Re: Anniversary

Postby BluesBassPlayer » Sun Dec 21, 2008 1:51 pm

bdgotoh wrote: and that short upper horn will make it neck dive and hang badly on a strap - too long of a reach to first position.



ASAT man to the rescue with his extender. But, MM is routing sound chambers into the body which will lighten it up and the new tuning keys are supposed to be ligher than usual. I have no problems with my ASAT's.

Jimi
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Re: Anniversary

Postby aussiemark » Sun Dec 21, 2008 2:37 pm

bdgotoh wrote:that short upper horn will make it neck dive and hang badly on a strap - too long of a reach to first position.


I think the light weight tuners and small headstock will alleviate that problem.
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Re: Anniversary

Postby Freddels » Sun Dec 21, 2008 2:58 pm

I like the idea of having a pickup in the middle P position but wish they'd do that with a humbucker instead of a single.
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Re: Anniversary

Postby harleyyy » Sun Dec 21, 2008 4:17 pm

Freddels wrote:I like the idea of having a pickup in the middle P position but wish they'd do that with a humbucker instead of a single.


Let's hope G&L gets motivated to do the same, while were still alive.


Oh, the irony. [smilie=cheeky-smiley-025.gif]
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Re: Anniversary

Postby Freddels » Sun Dec 21, 2008 6:36 pm

harleyyy wrote:
Freddels wrote:I like the idea of having a pickup in the middle P position but wish they'd do that with a humbucker instead of a single.


Let's hope G&L gets motivated to do the same, while were still alive.


Oh, the irony. [smilie=cheeky-smiley-025.gif]


Now if G&L would get that wheelie truss rod adjuster. [smilie=grinning-smiley-003.gif]
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Re: Anniversary

Postby hmagman » Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:21 am

harleyyy wrote:String to pole alignment has been my minor gripe on later EBMM models. Three pups should prove to be even more challenging.The smaller headstock and body shape resemble the Wolfgang guitar IIRC. Kudos for the out of the box ideas however. We'll check it out at NAMM. [smilie=grinning-smiley-003.gif]

Yup, I intend to spend some time checking out this bass at NAMM...very interesting.
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Re: Anniversary

Postby spideyjg » Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:02 am

harleyyy wrote:String to pole alignment has been my minor gripe on later EBMM models. Three pups should prove to be even more challenging.The smaller headstock and body shape resemble the Wolfgang guitar IIRC. Kudos for the out of the box ideas however. We'll check it out at NAMM. [smilie=grinning-smiley-003.gif]


The weak D and G strings bug the crap out of me.

My Sabre the D and G are just as strong as the E,A so I'm spoiled. Sterling blames the weak response on the preamp but obviously Leo remedied that and the alignment in the Sabre.

Don't get me wrong I long for the day EBMM puts out something that can replace that boat anchor but to date, nada.

The proof is in the pudding and at NAMM it will get a once over.

I haven't read the bazillion posts over there but from what Brad says sounds like a slab body. :(
Deal breaker for me.

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Re: Anniversary

Postby earlgray » Mon Dec 22, 2008 2:12 pm

Freddels wrote:Now if G&L would get that wheelie truss rod adjuster. [smilie=grinning-smiley-003.gif]


I totally agree. Perhaps this is more appropriate for the G&L forum, but the little wheelie adjuster is the stuff. Easiest to use I've seen on a bass or guitar. Too bad G&L's still require an allen key to adjust.
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Re: Anniversary

Postby Freddels » Mon Dec 22, 2008 3:31 pm

earlgray wrote:
Freddels wrote:Now if G&L would get that wheelie truss rod adjuster. [smilie=grinning-smiley-003.gif]


I totally agree. Perhaps this is more appropriate for the G&L forum, but the little wheelie adjuster is the stuff. Easiest to use I've seen on a bass or guitar. Too bad G&L's still require an allen key to adjust.


Even with an allen wrench it's still difficult to adjust.
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Re: Anniversary

Postby bdgotoh » Mon Dec 22, 2008 3:38 pm

spideyjg wrote:I haven't read the bazillion posts over there but from what Brad says sounds like a slab body. :(
Deal breaker for me.


Me too, Jim. Think ASAT as far as body shape, balance/reach to first position, and overall design. They are discussing forearm contouring so it might not end up a slab body, it might be a "drop top" style.


To their credit, they are putting some real thought into the pickups and electronics, this might be the first MusicMan bass with a passive setting! They are also testing chambering for the body to make it lighter - I wish they'd do that with the larger bodies like the Stingray instead. This new body is small enough that you'll want all of the weight to counteract the bad upper strap button location.

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Re: Anniversary

Postby Caca de Kick » Wed Dec 24, 2008 11:56 am

I'm certainly hoping they do a road show and come to Seattle. I'm dying to try out an SSS, and the electronics package I know is going to be great.
So far this is the only bass purchase I think I can pull off this next year, so I wonder what finish this anniversary will be?
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