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Ernie Ball Music Man 5981 Hardshell Case for Sterling Bass

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Product Price $134.99
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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
 
4.2

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

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57%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (3)
  • Good protection (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Do not purchase for Sterling by Music Man Basses

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...Read complete review

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.

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wrong case!

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...Read complete review

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!

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(7 of 8 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.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pay close attention

By Matt

from Fremont, Oh

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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?

(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!

(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...

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Does not fit my Ray35CA Sterling bass.

      By Dave

      from Sparta, MI

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      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??

         
        5.0

        AWESOME CASE, Expected Nothing less, and wasn't disappointed

        By StartupScott

        from South Carolina

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            Ordered this base for a sterling little sub ray that I have and originally ordered the Sterling Case, thinking sterling to sterling "no brainer" but that wouldn't be the case. So I ordered the Sting Ray Case and it fits perfectly. On the up note the other case will be a perfect fit for my Sterling back in Australia. Can't wait to put it in... ;P

             
            5.0

            Genuine EBMM case @ 1/2 the price

            By 45yearsinaufio

            from PtoPta, R.D.

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            See all my reviews

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            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.

                (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!

                  (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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