As from Sept 2018, MUSICMANBASS.GLOBAL replaces Webmaster's MUSICMANBASS.ORG (2002)
All material from the older site has been uploaded to this new site and is continually updated.
Website content is current as at 18 Mar 2023.
Website index also appears at foot of each page.
Re: Pre-EB Serial Numbers:
Pre-EB instrument serials were not allocated in strict chronological order but in a broad sense they are generally chronological. Unfortunately, official records do not exist. The serial number information on this site is not exhaustive and may not be accurate. It has been provided by the owners of the instruments listed and/or gathered from other sources. The lists should give fair indication of the age of an instrument.
Headstock logos, bridges, neck plates and electronics will also give an indication of age of an instrument. The content of each has been amassed by reviewing large volumes of pictorial material and information gathered from other sources.
Note that when Music Man updated the appointments of instruments, the parts being superceded were still used concurrently until depleted.
Pre-EB instruments are normally dated. These dates are located on the neck heel and/or in the neck pocket on the
body. However the neck has to be removed to view them. In very rare cases neither the neck nor body will be dated.
Re: Ernie Ball Serial Numbers:
These lists are meant as a "Ready-Reckoner" only. They are NOT a complete data base. Note that Ernie Ball serials are not necessarily in chronological order.
Ernie Ball has its own data base for their USA made instruments. As of 21 May 2019 the date of an instrument (Bass or Guitar) can be obtained by going to the link directly below. Early Basses using the older Pre-EB "B" prefixed serials are not recorded on their data base. However, these older serials are covered in the "Serials EB Sting Ray 4" page (see index above).
ERNIE BALL SERIAL NUMBER FINDER
Re: Sterling By Music Man Serial Numbers:
Sterling By Music Man serials are not on the Ernie Ball serial number finder. For information go to the links below:
STERLING BY MUSIC MAN SERIALS & INFO
Musicmanbass.global & Contact 1978 Hangtag
Manual Serials Pre-EB Sting
Ray Serials EB Sting Ray 4 Serials Pre-EB Cutlass 1 & 11
Serials Pre-EB Sabre Serials EB Sabre Serials Sting Ray 5 Serials Sterling Serials American SUB SR4 PUPs and Preamps Pre-EB & EB (Part 1)
SR4 PUPs and Preamps Pre-EB & EB (Part 2) Bridges Pre-EB & EB Neck Plates Pre-EB & EB
Headstock Logos (Part 1) Headstock Logos (Part 2) Bass Collecftions No.1
Bass Collections No.2