The Silhouette Special features a stylish contoured alder body in a compact H-S-S pickup configuration. This is being mentioned on some guitar forums and I thought that this place would have the lowdown. In 1975, Fender's legal restriction expired and, after a vote of the board, he was named the president of Music Man. His love of the instrument led him to open the first music store in the United States to sell guitars exclusively, which also helped in the development of his incredible line of guitar strings. The 2221 Nickel Slinky Lime Guitar Strings are definitely the perfect example of these Ernie Ball strings. The most popular Ernie Ball strings are the Slinkys. They were the first production guitar and basses to use active electronics which could boost levels in selected frequency bands.
I run a little electricity through them all every few years or so. The lows are open, and the front end of each note is highly articulate. The body is dramatic in styling, compact in size, and made from premium quality alder beveled and contoured for balance and comfort. Do they in fact have the same chassis width, or should I modify something of my theory? With new and modern techniques they continue to bring the guitar market some of the most exciting instruments available. Fender had been opposed to the idea. Author Message Username: ingo Registered: 07-2007 Posted on Monday, July 23, 2007 - 11:05 pm: Hello, this is my first message in this great forum.
The first digit A, B, C, D, or E is the chassis size width : A: small size e. We're proud to showcase such a masterfully-built instrument for our exceptional customers. Ernie Ball often teams up with artists for their Golden Pick sweepstakes. The 1976 catalogue shows the first offerings: a two-pickup guitar, the StingRay 1, and the StingRay bass. We are a very small team dedicated to providing you the most accurate photos possible, through our obsessive focus - individually photographing nearly everything that comes through the door. In the unfortunate instance that the instrument is lost, stolen or destroyed we can provide you with the serial number if needed. I didn't find any explanation here on the serial numbers, only the assumption that they are random numbers.
Want to know when one lands? Walker approached about financial help in the founding. This specific item was photographed by us here in Durham, North Carolina. This subject probably gets beat to death. I believed that they must contain some information, so I collected serial numbers here from this forum and from ebay to draw my own conclusions. About Ernie Ball: Few names are quite as legendary in the guitar world as that of Ernie Ball. Does anyone have the last word on this rumor? Models include the StingRay, StingRay 5, and Sterling.
Don't worry, it's not from the underworld--it's an Ernie Ball Silhouette Special! Original hard shell case included. In the late 1990s, demand for cheaper versions of Music Man instruments had increased, and other companies had begun to exploit this market gap by producing replica instruments in various East-Asian countries. Walker had previously been a sales representative at Fender. There are a long list of players rockin these guitars, including one of the golden gods of guitar, Eddie Van Halen! In 2008, Music Man released the Bongo 6, its first six-string bass. The foregoing statements of warranty are exclusive and in lieu of all other remedies.
It seems they kept the first two letters and possibly started the numbering with 0000 again. It's a kind of hybrid! Forty-five years later, the Stingray Special still produces killer tones with the same classic electronics. The Big Al and Reflex basses were discontinued in 2015. The production of amplifiers, which were manufactured at a separate factory, ceased. Tbh, I never plug in amps anymore. Username: ingo Registered: 07-2007 Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2007 - 12:03 am: Both of your amps are A series.
The factory, which Ball still owned at the time of the Music Man purchase, was located in and that is where Music Man started producing basses in 1985. Thanks for choosing Ernie Ball Music Man. Since this is a very early serial number, I am asking if anyone else has seen such a head? The product was a success, and supported Music Man when its main line was in a slump. Questions about what you see? You are responsible for any import duties, V. In 2001, Sterling Ball decided to institute a higher than minimum wage at the plant.
A Silhouette You'll Never ForgetWhat's that ghostly apparition with a 4+2 headstock over yonder? Those are some serious heavy hitters, so it's no wonder you're checking these strings out for yourself. Bank to bank wire transfers seem to work best on foreign orders. Given this climate, the StingRay guitar was quietly dropped from the line. Fender made the guitars and basses, while Walker's company made the amplifiers and sold accessories. We invite you to experience the Ernie Ball Music Man Silhouette Special's many killer tones and its spectacular feel. These instruments were designed by Fender and White.
I'm tempted to say that it's a shame these humbuckers are so hard to find, but the bridge 'bucker sounds so good that you almost want to zealously guard it like a family secret. Music Man Stingray in Trans Gold finish, 2001 model Music Man is an American and manufacturer. Available for Special Order See something you like? Production of bodies and necks for both Music Man and were concurrent up to and including March 1981. Also, all new products are fully covered by the manufacturer's warranty and used gear usually carries our 30 day mail order warranty. Most small goods pedals, accessories, etc. Honestly, if you're looking for accessories, there's no better place to turn. The new body shape has a slightly thinner upper horn and a more symmetric bridge end profile.