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Ernie Ball Music Man Sterling 5 Electric Bass

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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 fe...Click To Read More About This Product

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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.

  • 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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  • 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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Perfect 5-string for a 4-string player

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


  • 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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