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.
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.
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.
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