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EB SUB BASSES 

(2003-2006)


A sample of serials to aid in dating an instrument. It is not a complete data base and may not be accurate. Serials are not necessarily in chronological order.

As of 21 May 2019, Ernie Ball now has an online Serial Number Finder: HERE

FINISHES (textured only): Black, White, Teal, Red, Blue, Graphite, Cinnamon.

BODIES: Slab (no contouring). Poplar wood.

PICKGUARDS: Diamond Plate (aluminum) or Matte Black.

ELECTRONICS: SUB4 and SUB5 have 2EQ Sting Ray preamps. Passive is optional. Pickups alnico with coils in parallel. SUB STERLING: Has 3EQ SR5 preamp. No passive option.
Pickups also alnico with coils in parallel and not ceramic in series.

COMPENSATED NUTS: From c.2005 compensated nuts began replacing regular nuts but some 2005-2006 SUB Basses don't have them. Fretless SUBs retained the regular nut.

 

SUB 4 (2003-2006).

SUB4 with optional Black pickguard. "Hutton".

X00003...30 Apl 2003. White. Passive.
X00005...30 Apl 2003. Black.
X00038...30 Apl 2003. White. Active.
X00049...1 May 2003. Teal. Active.
X00081...1 May 2003. Originally Black. Now Natural.
X00082...06/03. Black.
X00083...2 May 2003. Black.
X00162...6 May 2003. White. Active.
X00224...7 May 2003. Red. Passive.
X00262...8 May 2003. Black. Active. Old headstock logo (no mention of word "Bass").
X00231...7 May 2003. Red. Passive.
X00254...8 May 2003. Black with Rosewood. Active.
X00291...2003. Red. Passive.
X00304...2003. Red with Rosewood. Maple neck with black satin finish. Slab Poplar body. Grey Diamond Plate pg (Aluminium). Active. Serial located on reverse front of headstock.

X00373...05/03. Black.X00391...14 May 2003. Black. Black pg (originally diamond plate). Old headstock logo (no mention of "Bass").
X00394...05/03. Red with Rosewood. Grey Diamond Plate pg (Aluminium). Active.
X00396...14 May 2003. Red. Active. Old headstock logo.
X00575...20 May 2003. Teal with Rosewood. Details as above.
X00692...05/03. Black. Active.
X00814...28 May 2003. Red. Active.
X01041...06/03. Black. Passive.
X01175...6 June 2003. Teal. Active. Old headstock logo.
X01082...4 June 2003. Red. Passive. Old headstock logo (no mention of word "Bass").
X01092...06/03. Red. Missing pg.
X01111...06/03. Red.
X01151...06/03. Black. Active.
X01210...10 June 2003. Teal.
X01229...10 June 2003.
X01235...10 June 2003. Cinnamon. White pg. Old headstock logo.
X01272...11 June 2003. Red. Passive. Old headstock logo.
X01508...06/03. Black.
X01510...06/03. Black. Active.
X01511...06/03. Black.
X01511...06/03. Black.
X01605...2003. Red with Rosewood.
X01640...June 2003. Black. Passive.
X01659...06/03. White. Passive.
X01733...2003. Black with Rosewood. As above.
X01751...2003. Black with Rosewood. Active.
X01791...30 June 2003. Teal. Old headstock logo.
X01807...30 June 2003. Body date May 2003. Blue. Active.
X01821...DOB 30 June 2003. Red with Black pg.
X01944...3 Jul 2003. Black. Active.
X02016...2003. Red. Active.
X02050...07/03. Body 25 June 2003. Black. Active
X02075...2003. Black. Active.
X02098...2003. White. Active.
X02152...10 July 2003. Red.
X02163...10 Jul 2003. Red. Old headstock logo.
X02222...2003. No info.
X02329...07/03. Blue.
X02343...17 Jul 2003. Red. Active. Old headstock logo (no mention of word "Bass").
X02435...22 July 2003. Passive
X02559...07/03. White. Active.
X02616...25 Jul 2003. Black. Active. Old headstock logo (no mention of word "Bass").
X02723...30 Jul 2003. Black. Passive. Old headstock logo (no mention of word "Bass").
X02883...6 Aug 2003. Teal.
X03036...2003. White.
X03160...15 Aug 2003. Red.
X03184...08/03. Black. Active.
X03290...20 Aug 2003. Red. Old headstock logo (no mention of word "Bass").
X03298...08/03. Red. Passive.
X03377...08/03. Blue.
X03400...26 Aug 2003. Black. Active. Old headstock logo (no mention of word "Bass").
X03612...Teal. Active. Old headstock logo.
X03624...4 Sep 2003. Teal. Active.X03680...9 Sept 2003. Black. Passive.
X03938...23 Sep 2003. Black. Old headstock logo
X03952...24 Sep 2003. Red. Passive.
X03955...DOB 24 Sept 2003. Red. Passive.
X03961...24 Sep 2003. Teal. Passive
X03972...24 Sept 2003. Black.
X04143...2 Oct 2003. Black. Old headstock logo (no mention of word "Bass").
X04233...2003. Teal. Active.
X04324...10/03. Black. Active.
X04330...10 Oct 2003. Black. Old headstock logo (no mention of word "Bass").
X04349...15 Oct 2003. Black. Active. Old headstock logo (no mention of word "Bass").X04525...3 Nov 2003. Blue. Active.
X04689...7 Nov 2023. Teal. Passive. Old headstock logo (no mention of word "Bass").
X04710...7 Nov 2003. Red.
X05064...26 Nov 2003.
X05065...26 Nov 2003.
X05197...4 Dec 2003. Red. Passive.
X05353...DOB 11 Dec 2003. Black. Active.
X05356...12/03. Black.
X05409...12/03. Black. Black pg.
X05439...16 Dec 2003. Red.
X05449...17 Dec 2003. Teal. Active.
X05485...12/03. Black.
X05604...2 Jan 2004.
X05767...13 Jan 2004.
X05860...DOD 15 Jan 2004. Black. Passive. No mention of "Bass" under "SUB".
X06002...22 Jan 2004. Passive.

X06070...28 Jan 2004. Black. Active. New headstock logo ("Bass" appears under "SUB").
X06092...28 Jan 2004.
X06146...DOB 30 Jan 2004. Black. Active. "Bass" appears under "SUB".

X06209...3 Feb 2004. Red. Non-original White Pearl pg. ("Bass" appears under "SUB").
X06215...3Feb 2004. Black. Active. New headstock logo ("Bass" appears under "SUB").
X06219...3 Feb 2004. Black. Passive.X06234...Black. Passive.
X06283...Black. Active. New headstock logo ("Bass" appears under "SUB").
X06290...Black. Active. ("Bass" appears under "SUB"). 
X06368...11 Feb 2004. Teal. Passive.
X06505...19 Feb 2004. Red. Active. ("Bass" appears under "SUB").
X06610...26 Feb 2994. Red. Passive. ("Bass" appears under "SUB").
X06743...10 Mar 2003. Black. Active.
X06771...2004. Blue. Active. "Bass" appears under "SUB".
X06830...17 Mar 2004. Graphite. Active. ("Bass" appears under "SUB").
X06969...03/04. Black. Active EQ.
X07129...04/04. Red. "Bass" appears under "SUB".
X07139...04/04. Teal. "Bass" appears under "SUB".

X07183...15 Apl 2004. Teal. New headstock logo ("Bass" appears under "SUB").
X07292...29 Apl 2004. Black.
X07301...29 Apl 2004. Black. Active. New headstock logo ("Bass" appears under "SUB").
X07340...11 May 2004. Black. Active. Unlined Fretless.
X07342...Purchased Sept 2004. Black. "Bass" appears under "SUB".
X07478...8 July 2004. REd. Active. "Bass" appears under "SUB".
X07505...16 July 2004.

X07519...22 July 2004. Black. Active. New headstock logo ("Bass" appears under "SUB").
X07554...2004. Black.
X07991...22 Sep 2004. Black. Black pg.
X08048...2004. Blue. Active.
X08300…5 Nov 2004. Teal.
X08317...Purchased March 2006. Blue. Active. "Bass" appears under "SUB".
X08345...24 Nov 2004. Graphite.

X08354…24 Nov 2004. Black.
X08353...DOB 24 Nov 2004. Black.
X08410…14 Dec 2004.
X08423...DOB 9 Dec 2004. White. Passive. Unlined Fretless.
X08494…28 Dec 2004. Graphite.
X08595…4 Jan 2005. Cinnamon.X08667...8 Feb 2005. Graphite.
X08814...DOB 7 March 2005. Passive.
X08875...DOB 24 Mar 2005.

X09259...8 Jun 2005. Black. Active. New headstock logo ("Bass" appears under "SUB").
X09463...DOB 19 July 2005. Black. Black pg.
X09559...2 Aug 2005. Black. New headstock logo ("Bass" appears under "SUB").
X09581...DOB 5 Aug 2005. Teal. Active.
X09590...9 Aug 2005. Teal.
X09642...16 Aug 2005. Black.
X09766...Purchased Dec 2005. Blue. Active.
X09799...21 Sept 2005. Blue.

X09877...6 Oct 2005. Black. Black pg. Passive. ("Bass" appears under "SUB").
X13613...2006. Black. Black pg. Active.
X15177...19 Jun 2006. Red. Active. ("Bass" appears under "SUB").
X15306...31 July 2006.
X15365...15 Aug 2006. Active. ("Bass" appears under "SUB").
X15757...27 Oct 2006. Black with Black Pearl pg. Passive. "Bass" appears under "SUB".
X15852...14 Nov 2006. Black. Original Black pg.

X16122...10 Jan 2007. Red. Active. ("Bass" appears under "SUB"). Compensated nut.
X16132...10 Jan 2007. Blue. Active. ("Bass" appears under "SUB"). Compensated nut.
X16145...12 Jan 2007. Black. Active. ("Bass" appears under "SUB"). Compensated nut.
X16156...16 Jan 2006. Graphite. Active. ("Bass" appears under "SUB"). Compensated nut.

SUB 5 (2003-2006).

SUB5 Fretless with optional Black pickguard. "philthygeezer".

X01586...2003. Graphite. Old headstock logo (No mention of word "Bass").
X02896...6 Aug 2003. Teal. (No mention of word "Bass").25 Sept 2005
X04005...25 Sept 2003. Teal. Active.
X04495...30 Oct 2003. Graphite. Old headstock logo (No mention of word "Bass").
X04525...3 Nov 2003. Blue. Old headstock logo (No mention of word "Bass").
X04556...3 Nov 2003. Black.
X04575...11/03. Body date Oct 2003. Graphite.
X04742...11 Nov 2003. Graphite with Black pg. Active. Old headstock logo (No mention of word "Bass").
X04754...12 Nov 2003. Blue. Old headstock logo (No mention of wor

X04789...12 Nov 2003. Black. Old headstock logo (No mention of word "Bass").
X04865...DOB 14 Nov 2003. Blue. Old headstock logo. (No mention of word "Bass").
X04918...2003. Black. (No mention of word "Bass").
X04999...20 Nov 2003. Blue. Old headstock logo (No mention of word "Bass").

X05005...11/03. Blue with Rosewood. Passive.
X05044...25 Nov 2003. Graphite.
X05121...1 Dec 2003.
X05186...4 Dec 2003. Graphite. Active. Old headstock logo
X05378...Blue. Old headstock logo.
X05520…30 Dec 2003. Black.
X05572…31 Dec 2003. White.
X05573…2 Jan 2004. Blue
X05580…2 Jan 2004. Graphite.
X05832...15 Jan 2005. Blue. Old headstock logo (No mention of word "Bass").
X05982...25 Jan 2004. Black. Old headstock logo (No mention of word "Bass"). 
X06440...16 Feb 2004. Red.

X06648...2004. Black. Active. Non-original Black Pearl pg. "Bass" appears under "SUB".
X06994...03/04. Blue. Active. "Bass" appears under "SUB".
X07193...3 Jun 2004. Black. Fretless. Matte Black pg.
X07232...21 Apl 2004. Graphite.

X07344...05/04. Blue.
X07709...12 Aug 2004. Blue.
X07731...17 Ag 2004. Blue. Passive. "Bass" appears under "SUB".
X07733...2004. Blue. Passive.

X08217...26 Oct 2004.
X08287...4 Nov 2004. Graphite. "Bass" appears under "SUB".
X08315...10 Nov 2004.

X08442...9 Dec 2004. Passive.
X08494..28 Dec 2004. Graphite.
X08495…4 Jan 2005. Cinnamon.
X08646...2005. Black. Active. Modified with two Bass Lines ceramic Pups. "Bass" appears under "SUB".

X08818...7 Mar 2005. Black.
X08908...1 Apl 2005. Graphite.
X09866...5 Oct 2005. Graphite. Black pg. "Bass" appears under "SUB".
X11692....26 Aug 2005. Black.
X13600...1 Mar 2006. Graphite. "Bass" appears under "SUB".
X15264...DOB 18 July 2006.

X15774...2006. Cinnamon. Black pg. Active. Compensated nut.
X16136...12 Jan 2007. Black. Black pg.
X16071…28 Dec 2006. Graphite.
X16076…2 Jan 2007. Graphite.
X16136...12 Jan 2007. Blue. "Bass" appears under "SUB". Compensated nut.
X16137...12 Jan 2007. White. "Bass" appears under "SUB". Compensated nut.

X16140...12 Jan 2007. Red. "Bass" appears under "SUB". Compensated nut.
X16193...24 Jan 2007. Graphite. "Bass" appears under "SUB". Compensated nut.

SUB STERLING (2004-2006).

SUB Sterling Fretless.

X10001...16 Apl 2004. Black. First built.

X10002...21 Apl 2004. Black. SUB GUITAR (NOT BASS).

X10003...21 Apl 2004. Black. SUB GUITAR (NOT BASS).
X10004...23 Apl 2004. Black.
X10005...23 Apl 2004. Black.

X10006...23 Apl 2004. Black.
X10019...28 Apl 2004. Cinnamon (approx 100 made with this finish only). Cinnamon is the last colour introduced before discontinuing all SUB Basses.

X10190...11 May 2004. Black.
X10371...24 May 2004. Red.
X10530...1 June 2004. Black.

X11024...9 July 2004. Black.
X11877...14 Sep 2004. White.
X11040...9 July 2004. Black.
X12016...DOB 23 Sept 2004. Blue with White pg.
X12550…29 Dec 2004. Black.
X12600…6 Jan 2005. Blue

X12636...13 Jan 2005. Black.
X12736...12 Feb 2005. Black.
X12932...22 June 2005. Cinnamon.
X12999...23 Aug 2005.
X13092…7 Nov 2005. Teal. Compensated nut.

X13236...1 Dec 2005. White.
X13517...DOB 6 Feb 2006. Cinnamon.
X15042...2 May 2006. Red.

X15472...11 Sept 2006. Blue.
X15401...22 Aug 2006.
X15618...4 Oct 2006. Black.

X16200...24 Jan 2007. White. Fretless Pau Ferro. Unlined.
X16201...24 Jan 2007. Black.
X16209...26 Jan 2007. Red.
X16254...2 Feb 2007.