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Ernie Ball Music Man Sterling 4 H Bass, Powder Blue, Maple Fretboard
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Ernie Ball Music Man Sterling 4 H Bass, Powder Blue, Maple Fretboard


Condition: New

SKU: MUSICM-17094-1002

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Player's Perspective

This is for the bassist who wants all of that classic StingRay growl but with an even fatter sound and smaller, lighter weight body. It definitely sounds different than a traditional StingRay, but the tonal foundation is very similar.

It borrows from plenty of bass designs to create one complete and unique instrument that can do pretty much anything. The lows are tight and focused while still being absolutely massive. The mids are warm and punchy without being too harsh. The ceramic pickups will help you slice right through a mix full of distorted guitars, for example, and will put just the right amount of low-mids emphasis without being too nasally or having too much of that high-mids grind. The high-end is smooth and crystal clear. The neck has a comfortable, natural feel. It's very reminiscent of J-style basses with the thin 1.5" nut width. Mix and match the 3-band EQ with the 3-position pickup selector and you can dial in a sound that is extremely musical and useful for a huge array of situations.

Manufacturer's Description

Renowned for its slightly smaller body and neck profile, the Sterling 4 string bass boasts a big sound. 9 volt active 3 band EQ preamp, 3 position pickup selector switch and a ceramic humbucker with hum-canceling phantom coil come standard on the Sterling, allowing this bass to cut through any mix. 



  • Model: Sterling 4
  • Color: Powder Blue
  • Body Wood: Ash
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply White


  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Neck Wood: Select Maple
  • Neck Finish: Gunstock Oil and Hand-Rubbed Special Wax (satin)
  • Fretboard Radius: 11"
  • Scale Length: 34"
  • Frets: 22 - High Profile, Wide
  • Nut Width: 1.5" Compensated


  • Pickup: Music Man Ceramic Humbucker
  • Preamp: Music Man 3-Band Active EQ
  • Controls: Volume, Treble, Mid, Bass
  • Pickup Selector: 3-Way Blade Switch (series/single-coil/parallel)


  • Bridge: Music Man Chrome Plated
  • Tuners: Schaller BM Tapered


  • Strings: 45w-65w-80w-100w (Super Slinky Bass #2834)
  • Case: Molded Hardshell
  • Serial #: F80721
  • Instrument Weight: 8.9 lbs.

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Ernie Ball Music Man. This Sterling is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. Photos are of the exact bass you'll receive.

Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.

Music Store Live is one of Ernie Ball Music Man's top independent dealers and is a part of the Ernie Ball Premier Dealer Network. If you still haven't found what you're looking for, we are more than happy to help you custom order your next Music Man instrument. Our gear experts can help guide you in purchasing the guitar or bass of your dreams. Call or message us for details!

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At we are proud to offer free return shipping and a 30-day return policy in the 48 contiguous states on all new* items over $30. It's all part of our mission to bring the guitar shop to your living room. This policy allows you to get your gear hassle-free and try it with your own rig to be sure that it truly fits with your playing style and sound. If it doesn't work the way you had hoped we'll send you a prepaid return label and work up an exchange or issue you a refund once we get the item back in the same condition it was purchased. It's that simple.

Please allow 2-4 business days from the receiving date for returns to be processed.
  • Your order must ship to the billing address associated with your credit card, PayPal, or other method of payment (unless an alternate shipping address has been approved by an MSL Gear Specialist).
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  • We do not insure packages valued under $3,000. If you would like to add insurance for delivery or return please request it when requesting your order or initiating your return.
  • All returns are subject to a Tech Check upon arrival. Any instrument that is returned with damage, wear and tear (including pick marks), missing or replaced parts, missing protective or packing materials are not eligible for a full refund.
  • *Used / Open Box/ Vintage / Clearance items carry our same return policy, except with a 3­ day return window.
  • Orders shipped within California will be subject to 7.25% state sales tax.

In most cases we ship same day if your order is placed by 12 p.m. EST Monday thru Friday!

Return Policy Details
Is your instrument just not doing it for you? We understand and we absolutely want you to be thrilled with any gear that you buy from If you're not happy with your order, you can return it to us at no charge within 30 days of delivery.

  • Customers outside the continental USA must pay their own return shipping and are responsible for all applicable taxes and fees.
  • The return policy does not apply to custom orders or modifications (pickup installs, etc)
  • Contact MSL at or (866) 256-5725 to begin the return process. You can request a refund, store credit, or exchange.
  • We'll provide you a return label via email.
  • Ship the item back to us in its original packaging using the provided return label.
  • Customer is responsible for returning the item to Music Store Live in its original condition.
  • A refund or exchange will be issued within 3 business days from our receipt of the returned item.
  • All returns will go through a technical inspection and are subject to a restocking fee if the item is not returned in its original condition. Restocking fee to be determined by MSL.

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  • Contact MSL at or (866) 256-5725 to place your initial deposit.
  • Pay it off at your convenience within 30 days.
  • $100 layaway fee for each additional month over the initial 30 days (on most items).


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