NGD EBMM Dustin Kensrue StingRay

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NGD EBMM Dustin Kensrue StingRay

Post by trustee » Tue May 14, 2019 10:37 am

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Re: NGD EBMM Dustin Kensrue StingRay

Post by alexpigment » Tue May 14, 2019 2:42 pm

Oh cool! I knew he had a model that EB made him, but I didn't know he actually had a sig model you could buy. Huge fan of Thrice (especially Alchemy Index and later). Happy new guitar day!

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Re: NGD EBMM Dustin Kensrue StingRay

Post by JamesSGBrown » Wed May 15, 2019 6:23 am

Ah sweet! Was fortunate enough to tour with these guys in the UK. There were only two dates and he literally had a completely different rig each night! Crazy! Not too hot on these models but Tepei's boutique stuff was bloody sweet.

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Re: NGD EBMM Dustin Kensrue StingRay

Post by Danley » Wed May 15, 2019 7:24 am

Awesome, can't lose with an EBMM - Those look great too (what's the button on the horn do?)

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Re: NGD EBMM Dustin Kensrue StingRay

Post by trustee » Wed May 15, 2019 3:11 pm

In mono goes straight to bridge pickup flat out with no volume or tone controls. With trs split y cable you can send each pickup to diff things (amps or effects) and toggle them with FX units, latching ftsw, etc. This is a true artist model - it even came setup with very heavy strings tuned to D standard like Dustin's own guitars. My third StingRay I should mention, truly outstanding playing and sounding instrument, EBMM is killing it.

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Re: NGD EBMM Dustin Kensrue StingRay

Post by Marc » Wed May 15, 2019 3:26 pm

Looks great! I'd be interested how it would sound with a Wide Range Humbucker (a more accurate version such as a Novak or Creamery not the Fender reissue).

Is this a USA model or Tribute series?

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Re: NGD EBMM Dustin Kensrue StingRay

Post by trustee » Wed May 15, 2019 4:04 pm

California made, limited 1 of 25 for the world.

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Re: NGD EBMM Dustin Kensrue StingRay

Post by alexpigment » Wed May 15, 2019 5:08 pm

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In mono goes straight to bridge pickup flat out with no volume or tone controls. With trs split y cable you can send each pickup to diff things (amps or effects) and toggle them with FX units, latching ftsw, etc. This is a true artist model - it even came setup with very heavy strings tuned to D standard like Dustin's own guitars. My third StingRay I should mention, truly outstanding playing and sounding instrument, EBMM is killing it.
That makes sense. I remember seeing a rig rundown with him, and he was talking about how he had different ODs for the bridge and the neck (again, makes sense). So yeah, a TRS with separate pickups to separate effects/amp chains sounds very much in line with that.

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Re: NGD EBMM Dustin Kensrue StingRay

Post by matthew a » Sat May 18, 2019 6:47 am

I saw them at Koko in London a few years back- I was above the stage so could see their setups. Dustin using a Line6 Helix always seems odd, and looked out of place with no amp on a large stage. But it sounds amazing live. God knows how many times I’ve seen them since he stopped with all the vintage amps.

I bought a Pod 500 second hand a while back as carrying my board & amp to gigs on the underground was torture - if it’s good enough for Thrice etc... turns out I can’t get anything like the quality that Dustin did. And I didn’t have the patience to really tweak it, so just stopped using pedals. Now I want a board again!

Anyone know if there is a left handed model? Would love to see how this works & plays.

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Re: NGD EBMM Dustin Kensrue StingRay

Post by alexpigment » Sat May 18, 2019 11:04 am

Dustin's always had *something* from Line 6 in his setup. He and Teppei used to use Line 6 M13 boards - which was a ringing endorsement enough for me to get one (still love it). He also had a Nash tele that was equipped with the guts of a Line 6 Variax. Not surprised he's using the Helix, at least when touring abroad. It's possible he's even got a sponsorship from them.

As for a left handed model, I'd guess that a limited run of 25 probably rules that's out.

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