Sterling by Music Man SB14 Bass  

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The Sterling SB14 has a basswood body that delivers warm tone with great sustain. Like the Music Man model, the smaller body is comfortable and easy to hold during long gigs. It features a Music Man-d... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Sterling SB14 has a basswood body that delivers warm tone with great sustain. Like the Music Man model, the smaller body is comfortable and easy to hold during long gigs. It features a Music Man-designed active preamp that is dead quiet and allows precise cut/boost control of bass, mid, and treble frequencies. The Music Man-designed bridge has thick saddles for stability and precise slotting that guarantees no sideways string movement during heavy playing.

SB Series bass pickups utilize a 3rd hidden coil for hum cancellation. You can also switch from single-coil or humbucking mode and get all the tonal goodness without the hum and noise.

Sterling by Music Man, is for players seeking Music Man vibe and performance at a more affordable price. The SB14 is an accurate version of the popular Music Man model and made without compromise in craftsmanship and materials. Each instrument is inspected, setup, and actually played before it is released.

Includes a gig bag.

Features
  • Body: Basswood
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Pickups: Music Man Humbucking with ceramic pole pieces and hum-canceling phantom coil
  • Preamp: 3-band Active Preamp: Volume, Treble, Mid, Bass
  • Bridge: Music Man designed
  • Tuners: Open Gear
  • Includes a gig bag
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Sterling by Music ManSB14 Bass
 
4.7

(based on 9 reviews)

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(40 of 43 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sterling by Musicman SB-14 Bass

By Tom " Rooster " McCue

from Linden, New Jersey

Comments about Sterling by Music Man SB14 Bass:

After owning several Musicman basses, I had to try their new Sterling by Musicman SB-14 bass. This light weight bass gives you the chest pounding tones you expect from other high price basses. The neck is like " butter " providing the player with cramp free hours of play. Once again Musicman gives bang to the buck with this new series so I give them five stars.....hit it!

(22 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Lots Of Bang For The Buck

By Anthony Sailer

from Las Vegas, NV

Comments about Sterling by Music Man SB14 Bass:

Ok, I just picked up this bass today from the local Guitar Center, please understand I had my sights set on a differnt bass when I walked in the door (Ibanez SR500). I was looking for a 4 string bass with active electronics that was lightweight and comfortable to play, my main 5 string is the Ibanez SR505 and I love it so I was pretty set on getting the 4 string version. Being open minded I checked out all the basses that where in the price range I wanted (under $600). I picked up the Sterling and right away was impressed with the fit and finish of this bass, very nice construction, the fret work was perfect, and the candy apple finish was flawless. Upon plugging it in I was blown away by the sounds that this bass is capable of. A wonderful deep tone that is still very defined and tight with a great punch to the high end that is not tiny at all. The three band eq and pickup selector switch made it easy to dial in the exact sound I wanted. I spent about 30 minutes playing this bass before purchasing it. It got a good workout at rehearsal 1 hour later and the rest of the band was equally impressed. I don't think my Fender Geddy Lee Jazz will be getting as much stage time now. I really can't imagine a better bass for the money.

(16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fast and Light

By Pat B.

from Killeen, Tx

Comments about Sterling by Music Man SB14 Bass:

Was shopping for a mexican Fender Precision but once I started playing this bass I knew it was for me! Waited a couple of weeks while I hit every music store within and hour drive of either direction of me and still could not find another bass in the same price range that had the low metal growls and crisp quality for lighter stuff. From Metallica to the Beatles this bass covers it all. Neck is slim and fast and great sound when slappin'. I did have to play with the truss rods adjustments to get some buzz out but thats because the yahoos at the store didnt set it up! Great buy! Been playing it for four months now while my Dean Edge and Oscar Schmidt collect dust!

(11 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Undeniable deal

By JD

from Chicago Illinois

Comments about Sterling by Music Man SB14 Bass:

I just picked up this bass last week, having drooled over it for the last few months. After a full set-up, this bass feels so natural to play. The tones come so close to the ones produced by an actual MM Sterling, yet it's about a thousand bucks less brand new. I've noticed one imperfection in the fretboard. I think it's common on most instruments coming out of Indonesia. Honestly though it's not a huge deal, and it wouldn't cost me more than another 50 bucks to get ironed out. I'm totally thrilled with this bass, it's certainly living up to the hype. If you're shopping for basses in this price range, ya gotta at least try one out. I'll be playing mine for a long time to come.

(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awsome Bass

By Curtis

from Mclean, VA

Comments about Sterling by Music Man SB14 Bass:

Played it at a local GC, and instantly fell in love with it. It has a nice "in your face sound" and has a thin jazz-neck profile and light body. It is considerably a lot less money then the stingray but, lacks very little in sound compared to the stingray. It sounds great for pretty much any style of playing.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Bass Guitar

By tsithoumma

from Covington, KY

Comments about Sterling by Music Man SB14 Bass:

I've wanted a Musicman bass for a while, but I couldn't put down my beloved Fender P-bass. After playing the Sterling in the store I knew that this was my next bass. A small light weight body and a fast neck makes this a very comfortable bass to play during shows. The sound and tone is almost identical to the Musicman Sterling for almost half the price. This bass is worth every penny. A great buy!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

SB14 Sterling by Musicman

By Gavin Rothschild

from Ontario, CA

Comments about Sterling by Music Man SB14 Bass:

You have to try and hear this bass for yourself. Don't let it's made in Indonesia or basswood body fool you. This is a very good quality instrument with very good tone. I played this and the MM Stingray classic back and forth trying to sense and hear the differences. With the pickup selection on the SB14 I was able to achieve pretty much the same sound as the Stingray. The Neck is easier to play, the body feels weighty and has smooth tone. The hardware feels solid. If I lost this Bass, I'd definitely repurchase one. Over the Ray34 and a MM Sterling. The cost savings is too good to pass up and you get a real quality instrument!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent for the price

By Luiz Claudio Carmona

from Brasilia / Brazil

Comments about Sterling by Music Man SB14 Bass:

After using this bass for three years, now I can tell it is a really good quality instrument with very good tone. It covers virtually any kind of music because its great active electronics. The neck is slim and fast. The body is small and slightly weighty with perfect finishing and an impressive sound sustain. The hardware is solid. I did have to adjust two frets to get rid of some buzz, but if you intend buying a bass in this price range, I definitively recommend you trying it out.

(0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

sterling sb14

By Jim Hamilton

from Stuart, Florida

Comments about Sterling by Music Man SB14 Bass:

this bass has great action and active electronics. The only ongoing problem since I bought this at Guitar Center is the input jack. It has been looked at and supposedly repaired twice but it keeps shorting out. I have used this bass and been playing out with it for six months but you better have a back up ready to go. The store has offered to work on it for free but a 60mile round trip makes it difficult and how many times does it take to get it right. If you can afford the higher end Music man bass buy it or look and compare to similar price range for more reliable gear. At least I have a year to pay for it with zero interest. Be ready to replace the jack with a higher quality component. I think it is junk and overpriced.

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