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Ernie Ball Music Man Sterling 5 HH Bass Black Rosewood Fretboard (Open Box)
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Product# 481934
OVERVIEW

A smaller, comfortable cousin of the StingRay.

The dual humbucker Music Man Sterling is a 5-String Bass similar in shape to the Music Man StingRay, but shorter and narrower. The Sterling also features hot-rodded electronics: active 3-band preamp, 2 Music Man humbucker pickups with hum canceling phantom coil, and unique 3-way switching (both coils in series mode, single coil, and both coils in parallel mode). Schaller BM tapered-post tuners. Volume, treble, mid, bass controls. Music Man includes a hardshell case with the 5-string Sterling Electric Bass.

FEATURES
  • Body Wood: Ash
  • Body Finish: High gloss polyester
  • Bridge: Standard - Music Man chrome-plated, hardened steel bridge plate with stainless steel saddles; Optional - Piezo bridge with nickel-plated brass saddles
  • Pickguard: Black
  • Frets: 22 - High profile, wide
  • Neck Wood: Select maple neck
  • Fingerboard: rosewood
  • Neck Finish: Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
  • Tuning Machines: Schaller BM, with tapered string posts
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable - no component or string removal
  • Neck Attachment: 5 bolts - perfect alignment with no shifting; Sculpted neck joint allows smooth access to higher frets
  • Electronic Shielding: Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum lined control cover
  • Controls: Dual Pickup, 3-band active preamp; vol, treble, mid, bass
  • Switching: Dual Pickup - 5-way lever pickup selector
  • Pickups: Dual Humbucking with ceramic pole pieces
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Ernie Ball Music ManSterling 5 HH Bass
 
4.8

(based on 8 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Recording (4)
  • Rock concerts (3)
  • Small venues (3)
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5.0

First music man bass

By 

from Danville il

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man Sterling 5 HH Bass:

    This is my first Ebmm bass and i am totally blown away. The quality of this bass is outstanding, it plays so easy and beautifully. This bass came right out of the box tuned and ready to play with no adjustments. The tones on this sterling hh are incredible, and can adjusted to whatever tone you need for any style of music. A must bass to have. You will not go wrong with this bass

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best in its class

    By 

    from Some where TN

    About Me Professional Musician

    Ask me a question

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man Sterling 5 HH Bass:

      Best bass in its class ,fender couldn't even compete with this,it has ever sound that you need and plus,It is just unbeleiveable bass guitar.

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      (0 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      You don't want to know!

      By 

      from Tennessee

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Not With Musicman

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man Sterling 5 HH Bass:

      If I tell you, I will be deleted!!!!!

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      5.0

      My Go To Bass

      By 

      from New England

      About Me Experienced

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man Sterling 5 HH Bass:

        This is my go-to bass. I can play this bass at any gig that I do and feel extremely comfortable all night long playing any genre of music. The sound is amazing regardless of the amp that I am using and this dude plays like butter - every time. Once we played a snowmobile festival (our guitar player was wearing shooting gloves to play) and my Sterling didn't complain a bit! Inside, outside, rock, funk, alternative or jazz -doesn't matter - when I need a bass that I can play, I take my Sterling. This is the best bang for the buck bass out there, hands down!

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love this Bass

        By 

        from Maryland

        Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man Sterling 5 HH Bass:

        I love this Bass, Musicman Sterling 5HH. I am a new player and find the action on this Bass along with the pick-ups make this an easy Bass to play. It has an awesome sound and great looks.

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Sweet Bass

        By 

        from Sandpoint Idaho

        Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man Sterling 5 HH Bass:

        I've had this bass for a few months now gigging regularly. I'm glad I opted for the Sterling as this axe is still heavier than my Yamaha or my Carvin. I really love this thing-havent played anything else since I've had it! One thing that took me by surprise was the fact that my maple board came with no more than maybe a tung oil finish. It feels great, but doesn't take long to get really grungy.The build quality on this is fantastic only needing minor setup adjustments. The electronics are awesome but wish there was a bypass switch to have the option to go passive-think I might add one. Overall, I highly recommend this bass and feel that I got my moneys worth!

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Simply the best

        By 

        from Ontatio, Canada

        Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man Sterling 5 HH Bass:

        EB Musicman is one of the best manufacturers for attention to detail. This is the second bass for me from them and both are immaculate in workmanship.Playability is extremely comfortable on this model with a clear fundamental tone. The 4th pickup position on the HS model is my favorite.Clearly a no brainer for a quality made and playing instrument.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Stop looking..........You just found it!

        By 

        from Belgrade, Maine

        Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man Sterling 5 HH Bass:

        This has got to be the best designed basses ever made. I have been playing for 22 years and have yet to play anything this amazing. The pickups are great with a different tones in each position better than the last. The neck is ultra fast and very vesitile. I would highly recommend this bass to all who are looking to step up to the next level. Rock On!!

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