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Ernie Ball Music Man 5981 Hardshell Case for Sterling Bass   

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This hardshell case fit Music Man Sterling basses and most other traditional solidbody basses. Extra heavy-duty molded case includes integrated bumpe...Click To Read More About This Product

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This hardshell case fit Music Man Sterling basses and most other traditional solidbody basses. Extra heavy-duty molded case includes integrated bumpers, dual accessory pockets, aluminum valences, drawbar latches, and plush lining.


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Ernie Ball Music Man5981 Hardshell Case for Sterling Bass
 
4.1

(based on 9 reviews)

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    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

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50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (3)
  • Good protection (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Professional musician (3)

Reviewed by 9 customers

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2.0

You can buy a better case than this

By Dezz

from New Britain, CT Naples, FL

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Functional

Cons

  • No interior stoarage for other gear
  • Outside black plastic leaves black marks l

Best Uses

    Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man 5981 Hardshell Case for Sterling Bass:

    Yes this will work as a case. I got mine when I purchased a new MusicMan bass. I quickly found out that MusicMan does not bother to put in storage areas for accessories like extra batteries, strings, adjustment tools and there is a ton of room where they could have done that. Instead, I have to carry another bag with all the other items I need. The worst thing about this case is if you lean it on walls, scrape furniture, or if it rubs against something in the car, it will leave annoying black marks. I hate this case. Poorly designed.

     
    5.0

    Genuine EBMM case @ 1/2 the price

    By oneinthepipe

    from Connecticut sea-shore

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man 5981 Hardshell Case for Sterling Bass:

        Best prices on EBMM factory cases for bass and guitars @ MF.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Does not fit my Ray35CA Sterling bass.

        By Dave

        from Sparta, MI

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Good Quality

        Cons

        • Not Functional

        Best Uses

          Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man 5981 Hardshell Case for Sterling Bass:

          Thought it would fit Sterling Musicman basses??

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          wrong case!

          By doughman

          from Rialto, CA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Rugged Case

          Cons

          • Will Not Fit My Bass

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man 5981 Hardshell Case for Sterling Bass:

          This seems to be a great case, if you can get your bass to fit in there! Even though this case was supposed to be for a Sterling 5, my bass would not fit in there. I know this sounds ridiculous but the cutaway inside was shaped like a Gibson guitar! I just sent it back but I will end up getting an SKB. At least I know I'm safe. Music Man cases should be better labeled and checked by Music Man before they hit the stores, JUST LIKE THEY DO WITH THEIR INSTRUMENTS!

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent Case!

          By Chunk

          from South Kancas City, Missouri

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Carry
          • Good Protection
          • Sturdy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Everyday
            • Practicing
            • Travel

            Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man 5981 Hardshell Case for Sterling Bass:

            Excellent bass case with metal latches instead of plasic one like everyone is moving to. 100% Satisfied with my purchase! Thank you!

            (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Pay close attention

            By Matt

            from Fremont, Oh

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Protection
            • Sturdy
            • Stylish

            Cons

            • Not Functional

            Best Uses

            • Everyday
            • Practicing
            • Travel

            Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man 5981 Hardshell Case for Sterling Bass:

            I have a Sterling Ray 34ca by musicman and it won't even come close to fitting in this case. This case is for the one that I can't afford. But, given the chance I'd play it like I stole it.

            I wish it would just say this case fits these guitars and life would be so much easier.

            Very confusing on descriptions. Sterling, Musiciman or Sterling by Musiciman. I just want the hardshell case for the one that don't come with it new Ok?

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I'm so glad i got this case...

            By BASSMAN37

            from HAMPTON,GA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy To Carry
            • Good Protection
            • Sturdy
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man 5981 Hardshell Case for Sterling Bass:

              I have a sterling sb-14 by musicman,And my bass fit's so well in it...It is a perfect fit,very well made...my bass was made,for this case point blank!!! This case,I seen no where else,only on musician's friend...Thank you,musician's friend for having this GREAT case...

              (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Do not purchase for Sterling by Music Man Basses

              By bassdude-S9SvS

              from Charlotte, NC

              Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man 5981 Hardshell Case for Sterling Bass:

              Though the name may be confusing this case is for the high line STERLING Music Man bass not the Sterling by Music Man line. I have the Sterling by Music Man Ray 35 and purchased this case. The foam cut-out does not fit the bass. You can't even squeeze it in. I recommend getting the Music Man 4980 Hardshell Case (for Stingray basses). I will say that the quality of this case is very good and I would have a positive review if it fit my bass.

              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              It's worth it

              By Anonymous

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man 5981 Hardshell Case for Sterling Bass:

              I have an OLP MM2 which is pretty much an Ernie Ball Stingray and it fits in this case. The case has a nice, soft interior and has room for a strap or maybe a stombox. The bass does not move around inside or anything. Also, the case looks pretty sweet. If you have a stingray and you want to protect it, this is the case for you.

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