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Rare Basses Gallery



"nobuo kawabayashi" (Japan). Serial B001008. Very early
1976. Original "Radio" knobs replaced with metal. 
Presented to Carl Radle by Eric Clapton and
used during 1977 tour of Japan.


"burky" (Germany). Very early 1976 & one of the first
to leave the factory. Presented to original owner by
Leo Fender for use on Johnny Carson Show.



"Lars" (Germany). 'Madden Green' (after Benji Madden).
Special re-issue of finish previously designated as
'Metalflake Green' from c.1999-2000.


"Pete" (UK). Year 2000. Custom made for 'Nine Inch Nails'.
(Note one control knob only).


First EB SR4 built (1984). Subsequently used as
an R&D Bass which explains the 3EQ pre-amp
introduced in 1987. (Pic from EB Forum).


For "MXPX" March 2007. (Pic from EB Forum).




For Bassist Aaron Julison of "Kid Rock" December 2006.
(Pics from EB Forum).

 
 
"Bogner Sound And Music". 1985 NAMM Bass B022373.
Ebony Fretboard.
 
 
"Thomas". Redhot Edition Bass. Limited edition for the
Frankfurt Music Fair 1997. Sold by German and Austrian
Music Man Dealers. One of fifty Basses.
 
 
One of a kind Bongo finished in 'Loganflame'. Presented
to "Bovinehost" at Ernie Ball Open House 16th and 17th
Sept 2005 San Luis Obispo CA.

SR5 Prototype. Taken by Webmaster at 
San Luis Obispo 2005.
 
 
Bongo Prototype with a Sterling Bass neck and
string-through-body bridge. Taken by
Webmaster at San Luis Obispo 2005.
 
Made for Randy Jackson. Polka dots on Candy Pink.
(Pic from EB Forum).
 
 
 
"chuck 3 river" 1998. E03162. One of 25 made for
European distributer. 'Sherwood Green'. Note the
matching headstock which was not generally 
available as an option untill 1999.
(A.K.A. "Robin").
 
 
 
"Musicman Nut". Year 2001. 1 of 200 made especially
for, and sold in, Japan. Finished in 'Gunsmoke Silver'.
Strings through the body and matching headstock.
Weight 6.7 Pounds.
 
 
 
 
 
"Musicman Nut". Built as an experimental Bass 1987.
Two-piece Hickory body (no pickguard holes) and a
one-piece fretless Maple neck. First of the three band
EQ pre-amps and second fretless Maple neck made.
 
 
"Musicman Nut". Made for country Bassist Dave Fowler.
Slab body with binding, Maple top and rear-mounted
electronics. Matching headstock. 1992.
 
 
 
"Musicman Nut". Presented at Jan 1985 NAMM Show.
Rounded Maple body with binding. Matching headstock.
 
Sterling Ball. Bass nicknamed "Number 26". Pickup "Old Smoothie" 
hand made by Leo Fender. Note 10 pole pieces instead of 8.
1976 Serial B0010xx. (Pic from EB Forum).
 
Sterling Ball.  Prototype Sterling Bass with Sting Ray neck. 
Circa 1992. Finish "Magenta Pearl". (Pic from EB Forum).
 
 
Sterling Ball. Circa 1990. First Sting Ray to have rear-mounted
electronics and one of several to have neck binding.
(Pic from EB Forum).
 
"MUTTYG" 1990. Nicknamed 'Darth Vader'
by Ernie Ball (approx 100 made).
 
"Musik Meyer" Private Museum (Distributor Germany/Austria).
F00009. 3 Feb 1998. First Sterling from new Ernie Ball factory
location at San Luis Obispo, Califirnia.
Signed by Ernie and Sterling Ball.  



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