Originally Posted by Josh
There was that one epic saga on talkbass where someone wanted 19mm spacing on a 5 string stingray, and somehow sterling ball got involved, and just for the sake of trolling them he said if they could get 125 orders he would do it.
There's like, 500 pages of drama between the forums. It was ridiculous all around, but in the end everyone agreed it was sort of fucked up that someone in his position who presumably has better things to do with their time trolled his customers in a self aggrandizing effort to confirm that he knows what people want better than anyone.
They scrubbed some of the weirder power trips apparently, and the search function caps at 20 pages, but here's a couple results from 5 minutes of searching.
Sterling Ball responds to criticism
Sterling Ball gets offended when someone calls the EB Forum "Mindless Cultists brown nosing him all day", in spite of the fact that's an accurate description
Sterling Ball does not respond to PMs, but he will publically shame you for them. In general he's a little too trigger happy publically shaming people who privately contact his company or make critical posts for a reputable businessman. Shame Jaxadam isn't around anymore, I want to know what he PM'd him ten times about.
Sterling Ball responds to customers aesthetic complaints by investigating them and pointing out they have no right to judge because they are ugly, their band is ugly, and even their dog is ugly.
Sterling Ball doesn't understand how online photohosting works. Accuses someone named "Glenn" of hacking his photobucket because he does not know how photobucket works. I BOUGHT YOU A MEAL GLENN, HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO ME? (this was over something stupid like a picture of the John Petrucci majesty)
If you share a picture of your cool EBMM, but there is accidentally part of another guitar in it, you better crop it out. BECAUSE STERLING BALL IS NOT PAYING FOR ALL OF THIS BANDWIDTH JUST SO YOU CAN SHOW OFF 16 PIXELS OF A FENDER YOU MIGHT ALSO OWN
Sterling Ball gets extorted by a 'frenchman' on youtube
IF STERLING SAYS IT IS TRUE IT MUST BE TRUE