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Fake or Genuine EBMM?

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I'm interested in this on ebay but unsure if its fake:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ERNIE-BALL-STINGRAY-BASS-GUITAR-UNUSED-IMMACULATE-NEW-LOC-LIVERPOOL-/272136890042?fromMakeTrack=true

Any help would be appreciated.
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Looks ok to me..
Some of the photo's are a bit fuzzy.. can't see the truss rod wheel clearly etc.

Edited by Highfox

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Every single detail that is recognisable from the terrible pictures makes it seem real, and this also goes for the case.
Not one fake I've seen has even looked close to this. They usually get it wrong on the shapes, materials and placement of bridge, pickguard, battery cover (if present at all), print on headstock, plus plus...
...and I've never seen a fake MM in a case that looked exactly like an MM case.

If this is fake, then it's fake in the way that some parts have been exchanged, but my personal eye does not spot any such part. Maybe another eye is better. You could always ask some BC person from Liverpool to go with you.

Personally, I'd be more wary of who this is and where he wants to meet you than of the Ray itself.
Just another reason to take someone with you.


What I'd start doing was asking seller for the serial number and ask about that number on the EBMM forum. Membership and log-in first, or ask me to do it for you. There's also a chance you can just find that number in that thread, as someone else may have asked about it earlier. The thread's here:
[url="http://forums.ernieball.com/ernie-ball-music-man-basses/1254-music-man-serial-number-database.html"]http://forums.ernieb...r-database.html[/url]

Good luck!

Edited by BassTractor

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Looks ok. I can make out the truss wheel. Looks like the seller is having a clearout of all his gear.

Before handing over cash I would want to know the serial number, do a search on it in case its listed as stolen somewhere - that said it looks like the case candy and maybe the receipt is present in the case. I'd ask if he has the receipt.

Also, join up on the EBMM forum and request the original spec from the serail number: http://forums.ernieball.com/ernie-ball-music-man-basses/1254-music-man-serial-number-database.html

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Price seems a bit steep to me for a 10 year old Stingray, regardless of condition.
I always take the term "immaculate condition" with a very large pinch of salt too.

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