#2
That's a Stingray dude. And in my favourite colour combination (except for the rosewood freboard) so I'll say that. Hell yes.
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#3
My bad, thats a picture I got when I typed Ernie Ball Sterling in google. Just pretend its a Sterling.
#5
musicman ftw. Although it depends on the kind of sound you want.
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#6
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My bad, thats a picture I got when I typed Ernie Ball Sterling in google. Just pretend its a Sterling.


Well, I'm not such a fan of Sterlings as I am of Stingrays, but EBMM basses are quality instruments.

If you have the cash to be buying a bass of that calibre, though, go out and try as many of each as you can and don't drop your cash on a whim. Both are outstanding instruments, but completely different beasts as far as feel and tone goes, and you will live to regret it if you rush the purchase and end up with the wrong one for you.
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#7
I like the Stingrays over the Sterlings, but gotta say I do love the Rics classic sound. Now if it were a 4001, I'd probably consider selling my soul for it, but that's another story altogether.

But do play both, they are both rather distinctive in their tones and how they play, and not everyone is fan of either the Ric or the Sterlings. For that kind of money, it better feel like a natural extension of your body.
#8
RICKENBACKER

thats my dream bass but alas out here in australia they are unbeleviable hard to come across especially brand new
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#9
Yeah Bazz_Aaron they are. I went to my local music store in Toronto and the guy told me they had a two year back order. I could though get the Sterling custom to my needs and it would only take six months.
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#10
that's a tough one, sterling or ricky, RICKY IS CRUISE CONTROL FOR AWESOME IN THE BASS WORLD, don't get me wrong, EBMM makes a great bass, but what can compare to a ricky?
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#11
An EBMM, of course
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#12
since rics are impossible to get here i say get it if you can and if you don't want to tell me where in TO you see it and i'll buy it
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#13
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since rics are impossible to get here i say get it if you can and if you don't want to tell me where in TO you see it and i'll buy it


Actually, that raises a fairly good point. I haven't seen a Rickenbacker bass in a store here for about three years, and even then it was just the one, and in pretty worn condition.

If it's a similar situation where the TS lives, if you get a good price on a Ric you could sell it for an obscene profit, because there are defiantely more Ric lovers than there are Rics.
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Actually, that raises a fairly good point. I haven't seen a Rickenbacker bass in a store here for about three years, and even then it was just the one, and in pretty worn condition.

If it's a similar situation where the TS lives, if you get a good price on a Ric you could sell it for an obscene profit, because there are defiantely more Ric lovers than there are Rics.

x2. If I ever see a Ric at ebay it's fought more than most basses (excluding obvious ones like Wals, vintage basses and the like.)