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

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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

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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.


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