Skip to main content Skip to footer
Presidents Day Coupon 15% off on a qualifying item

Ernie Ball Music Man Sterling 5 String HH Electric Bass Guitar With Roasted Maple Neck

Item #: 
1284660578486548278
  • Write a Review

The dual 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, ... Click To Read More About This Product

We're sorry—we no longer carry this item.

Find a similar product below or contact us for a recommendation of a great alternative.

Call: 866-498-7882 Email

Recommended Products
Overview

The dual 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, 2 Music Man humbucker pickups with hum canceling phantom coil, and unique 5-way lever pickup selector (both coils in series mode, single coil, or 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.

The roasted maple neck has several performance benefits from its thermally modified microstructure:
Adds dimensional stability and resistance to temperature and humidity changes
Increases resistance to warping
Reduces density while maintaining stiffness for a lighter neck with sufficient strength
Yields a microstructure similar to naturally aged woods with lower moisture content
More resonance and less damping
Eliminates the need for hazardous chemical treatments
Vibrational testing indicates that roasted maple exhibits clearer tone with a stronger fundamental than untreated maple samples

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: Black
  • Frets: 22 - High profile, wide
  • Neck Wood: Select roasted maple neck
  • Fingerboard: maple
  • 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
  • Controls: Dual Pickup, 3-band active preamp; vol, treble, mid, bass
  • Switching: Dual Pickup - 5-way lever pickup selector
  • Pickups: Dual Humbucking with ceramic pole pieces
  • Strings: 45w-65w-80w-100w (Super Slinky Bass #2834)
Specifications
  • Model: Sterling 5
  • Size: 12-1/2" wide, 1-5/8" thick, 45-1/4" long (31.8 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 114.9 cm long)
  • Weight: 9 lbs, 11oz (4.39 kg) - varies slightly
  • Body Wood: Select hardwood
  • Body Finish: High gloss polyester
  • Bridge: Standard - Music ManĀ® chrome plated, hardened steel bridge plate with stainless steel saddles
  • Pickguard: Standard - Black or White; Optional - Shell, White Pearloid, Vintage White Pearloid, or Black Pearloid.
  • Scale Length: 34" (86.4 cm)
  • Neck Radius: 11" (27.9 cm)
  • Headstock Size: Only 7-7/8" (20.0 cm) long
  • Frets: 22 - High profile, wide
  • Neck Width: 1-3/4" (44.5 mm) at nut 2-3/4"" (69.9 mm) at last fret
  • Neck Wood: Select roasted maple neck
  • Fingerboard: Fretted - maple or rosewood
  • Neck Finish: Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
  • Neck Colors: Standard - Natural; Optional - Matching painted headstock
  • 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
  • Controls: Dual Pickup, 3-band active preamp; vol, treble, mid, bass
  • Switching: Dual Pickup - 5-way lever pickup selector
  • Pickups: Dual Humbucking with ceramic magnets
  • Strings: 45w-65w-80w-100w-130w (Regular Slinky Bass #2836)
Pro Coverage
Manufacturer's Warranty
One year parts and labor warranty on all guitars.


Customer Reviews
Loading....
You are changing the Ship-To country.

Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.