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Overview

  • 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
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    $2,350.00
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    - $705.00
  • Your Price:
    $1,64500

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      Classic Music Man, black with single humbucker.

      The single 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, 1 Music Man humbucker pickup 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:
      • 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

      Easy to play, great sound, impeccable construction. Order today and fall in love with your bass.

       
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      Music ManSterling 5 Electric Bass
       
      5.0

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      5.0

      Perfect 5-string for a 4-string player

      By Debaucherous

      from NYC

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Comfortable neck
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone
      • Great Fit Finish
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Small Body

      Best Uses

      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Music Man Sterling 5 Electric Bass:

      As a longtime 4-string pro bass player who has often railed against the gratuitous overuse of 5 string bass in rock & pop, I have found myself playing more heavy rock recently & have somewhat begrudgingly spent the past few years researching 5 string basses. Above all, I have always found most 5 strings to have uncomfortably wide necks at the nut. When I saw the specs for the Sterling 5, I noticed that the width at the nut is the SAME as my 4 string Music Man. Thus, for me, the transition from 4 to 5 has been FAR EASIER than I would have anticipated, since the neck seems so familiar. As an ardent fan of Music Man basses (I own a StingRay 4 & Sterling 4), I can assure you that the versatility, craftsmanship, tone, playability & endurance that I have come to expect from this brand is fully represented in this model. It arrived perfectly set up, flawless & ready to jam! The closer string spacing & low action seem to encourage faster playing styles & I find myself coming up with all sorts of new riffs on this bass before I actually get down to working. Although I prefer the larger, heavier body of the StingRay, the smaller body of the Sterling will surely be better on my back!

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