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MUSICMANBASS.GLOBAL 

Formerly MUSICMANBASS.ORG

 

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. Ernie Ball can date your instrument by contacting their customer service.

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 alnico in parallel. 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...2003. White. Passive.
X00005...30 Apl 2003. Black.
X00038...30 Apl 2003. White. Active.
X00049...2003. Teal. Active.
X00081...1 May 2003. Originally Black. Now Natural.
X00082...06/03. Black.
X00083...2 May 2003. Black.
X00162...2003. White. Active.
X00231...05/03. Red. Passive.
X00254...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.
X00394...05/03. Red with Rosewood. Grey Diamond Plate pg (Aluminium). Active.
X00575...2003. Teal with Rosewood. Details as above.
X00692...05/03. Black. Active.
X00814...28 May 2003. Red. Active.
X01041...06/03. Black. Passive.
X01092...06/03. Red. Missing pg.
X01111...06/03. Red.
X01151...06/03. Black. Active.
X01210...10 June 2003. Teal.
X01229...10 June 2003.
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.
X01807...Body date May 2003. Blue. Active.
X01821...DOB 30 June 2003. Red with Black pg.
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.
X02222...2003. No info.
X02329...07/03. Blue.
X02435...22 July 2003. Passive
X02559...07/03. White. Active.
X02883...6 Aug 2003. Teal.
X03036...2003. White.
X03160...15 Aug 2003. Red.
X03184...08/03. Black. Active.
X03298...08/03. Red. Passive.
X03377...08/03. Blue.
X03624...4 Sep 2003. Teal. Active.
X03680...9 Sept 2003. Black. Passive.
X03955...DOB 24 Sept 2003. Red. Passive.
X03972...24 Sept 2003. Black.
X04233...2003. Teal. Active.
X04324...10/03. Black. Active.
X04525...3 Nov 2003. Blue. Active.
X04689...2003. Teal. Passive.
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.
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.
X06092...28 Jan 2004.
X06146...DOB 30 Jan 2004. Black. Active. "Bass" appears under "SUB".
X06219...3 Feb 2004. Black. Passive.
X06368...11 Feb 2004. Teal. Passive.
X06771...2004. Blue. 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".
X07292...29 Apl 2004. Black.
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.
X07554...2004. Black.
X08048...2004. Blue. Active.
X08317...Purchased March 2006. Blue. Active. "Bass" appears under "SUB".
X08345...24 Nov 2004. Graphite.
X08353...DOB 24 Nov 2004. Black.
X08423...DOB 9 Dec 2004. White. Passive. Unlined Fretless.
X08814...DOB 7 March 2005. Passive.
X08875...DOB 24 Mar 2005.
X09463...DOB 19 July 2005. Black. Black pg.
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.
X13613...2006. Black. Black pg. Active.
X15306...31 July 2006.
X15757...27 Oct 2006. Black with Black Pearl pg. Passive. "Bass" appears under "SUB".
X15852...14 Nov 2006. Black. Original Black pg.

NO DATE INFO.

X00224...Red. Passive.
X00262...Black. Active. Old headstock logo (no mention of word "Bass").
X00391...Black. Black pg (originally diamond plate). Old headstock logo (no mention of "Bass").
X00396...Red. Active. Old headstock logo.
X01082...Red. Passive. Old headstock logo (no mention of word "Bass").
X01175...Teal. Active. Old headstock logo.
X01235...Cinnamon. White pg. Old headstock logo.
X01272...Red. Passive. Old headstock logo.
X01791...Teal. Old headstock logo.
X01944...Black. Active.
X02163...Red. Old headstock logo.
X02343...Red. Active. Old headstock logo (no mention of word "Bass").
X02616...Black. Active. Old headstock logo (no mention of word "Bass").
X02723...Black. Passive. Old headstock logo (no mention of word "Bass").
X03290...Red. Old headstock logo (no mention of word "Bass").
X03400...Black. Active. Old headstock logo (no mention of word "Bass").
X03612...Teal. Active. Old headstock logo.
X03938...Black. Old headstock logo
X03952...Red. Passive.
X03961...Teala. Passive
X04143...Black. Old headstock logo (no mention of word "Bass").
X04330...Black. Old headstock logo (no mention of word "Bass").
X04349...Black. Active. Old headstock logo (no mention of word "Bass").
X04689...Teal. Passive. Old headstock logo (no mention of word "Bass").
X05449...Teal. Active.
X05621...Black. Old headstock logo (no mention of word "Bass").
X05663...Blue. Active. Old headstock logo (no mention of word "Bass").
X05744...Black. Active. Old headstock logo (no mention of word "Bass").
X05981...Blue. Active.
X06070...Black. Active. New headstock logo ("Bass" appears under "SUB").
X06209...Red. Non-original White Pearl pg. ("Bass" appears under "SUB").
X06215...Black. Active. New headstock logo ("Bass" appears under "SUB").
X06234...Black. Passive.
X06283...Black. Active. New headstock logo ("Bass" appears under "SUB").
X06290...Black. Active. ("Bass" appears under "SUB").
X06505...Red. Active. ("Bass" appears under "SUB").
X06610...Red. Passive. ("Bass" appears under "SUB").
X06743...Black. Active.
X06830...Owner refers to it as Gun Metal (perhaps Graphite). Active. ("Bass" appears under "SUB").
X07183...Teal. New headstock logo ("Bass" appears under "SUB").
X07301...Black. Active. New headstock logo ("Bass" appears under "SUB").
X07519...Black. Active. New headstock logo ("Bass" appears under "SUB").
X07991...Black. Black pg.
X08667...Graphite.
X09259...Black. Active. New headstock logo ("Bass" appears under "SUB").
X09559...Black. New headstock logo ("Bass" appears under "SUB").
X09877...Black. Black pg. Passive. ("Bass" appears under "SUB").
X15177...Red. Active. ("Bass" appears under "SUB").
X15365...Active. ("Bass" appears under "SUB").
X16122...Red. Active. ("Bass" appears under "SUB"). Compensated nut.
X16132...Blue. Active. ("Bass" appears under "SUB"). Compensated nut.
X16145...Black. Active. ("Bass" appears under "SUB"). Compensated nut.
X16156...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").
X02326...2003.
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.
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").
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
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".
X07232...21 Apl 2004. Graphite.
X07344...05/04. Blue.
X07709...12 Aug 2004. Blue.
X07733...2004. Blue. Passive.
X08217...26 Oct 2004
X08315...10 Nov 2004.
X08442...9 Dec 2004. Passive.
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.
X11692....26 Aug 2005. Black.
X15264...DOB 18 July 2006.
X15774...2006. Cinnamon. Black pg. Active. Compensated nut.
X16136...12 Jan 2007. Black. Black pg.

NO DATE INFO.

X02896...Blue. (No mention of word "Bass").
X04005...Teal/Green. Active.
X04495...Graphite. Old headstock logo (No mention of word "Bass").
X04575...Charcoal.
X04742...Black with Black pg. Active. Old headstock logo (No mention of word "Bass").
X04754...Black. Old headstock logo (No mention of word "Bass").
X04999...Blue. Old headstock logo (No mention of word "Bass").
X05378...Blue. Old headstock logo.
X05832...Blue. Old headstock logo (No mention of word "Bass").
X05982...Black. Old headstock logo (No mention of word "Bass").
X07193...Black. Fretless. Matte Black pg.
X07731...Blue. Passive. "Bass" appears under "SUB".
X08287...Black. "Bass" appears under "SUB".
X09317...Blue. "Bass" appears under "SUB".
X09866...Black. Black pg. "Bass" appears under "SUB".
X13600...Black. "Bass" appears under "SUB".
X16136...Blue. "Bass" appears under "SUB". Compensated nut.
X16137...White. "Bass" appears under "SUB". Compensated nut.
X16140...red. "Bass" appears under "SUB". Compensated nut.
X16193...Graphite. "Bass" appears under "SUB". Compensated nut.

.SUB STERLING (2004-2006).

SUB Sterling Fretless.

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.
X11040...9 July 2004. Black.
X12016...DOB 23 Sept 2004. Blue with White pg.
X12932...22 June 2005. Cinnamon.
X12999...23 Aug 2005.
X13236...1 Dec 2005. White.
X13517...DOB 6 Feb 2006. Cinnamon.
X15042...2 May 2006. Red.
X15401...22 Aug 2006.
X16254...2 Feb 2007.

NO DATE INFO SUB STERLING

X10371...Red.
X10530...Black.
X11024...Black.
X11877...White.
X12636...Black.
X12736...Black.
X13092...Blue. Compensated nut.
X15472...No other info.
X15618...Black.
X16200...White. Fretless.
X16201...Black.
X16209...Red.