As from Sept 2018, MUSICMANBASS.GLOBAL replaces MUSICMANBASS.ORG
All material from the older site is being uploaded to this new site.
Re: Pre-EB Serial Numbers:
During manufacture of Pre-EB instruments, 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. It has been provided by instrument owners and/or gleaned 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.
Instruments are dated. 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:
The lists I have are meant as a "Ready-Reckoner" to give a rough idea of date. 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 instruments. The date of an instrument can be obtained by contacting Ernie Ball Customer Service.