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GALLERY: Ernie Ball Music Man Factory Tour

See how guitars and basses are made at Ernie Ball Music Man, and some of the historic instruments in their possession.

Old Smoothies
"Ernie Ball Music Manуs Derek Brooks holds the original StingRay that Leo Fender made for Sterling Ball in 1976 and a new model that replicates the classic. Note the originalуs 5/5 pole pieces in the pickup that Leo made by hand. Sterling recently commented in the Ernie Ball Forums that Leoуs original pickup was hotter than necessary. When asked about the Canadian Maple Leaf on the originalуs headstock, he replied, рItуs a secret.с"