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MM Sterling 5 string FS!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by bikeplate, Jan 18, 2013.


  1. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    Just go this but something came up I'd like to grab. If the bass I want sells, ill pull the ad

    Sterling 5er. Single pickup model, killer blue metallic w matching headstock, rosewood board, 3 band preamp, 1.75 nut, 9.2lbs. Plays very nicely, sounds great. Also includes factory molded case. Bass in in excellent plus shape. I've seen new basses in stores in worse shape.

    $1050 shipped CONUS.

    Rob
    bikeplate@gmail.com
     
  2. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
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  4. 73jbass

    73jbass

    Apr 17, 2004
    Ellenwood,Ga.
    Must resist.. I need to move some pieces first.
     
  5. Tunaman

    Tunaman Supporting Member

    Dec 26, 2004
    Boston
    Missing a H or I was in !
     
  6. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
  7. Doug Parent

    Doug Parent Gold Supporting Member

    May 31, 2004
    San Diego, Ca.
    Disclosures:
    Dealer Nordstrand Pickups.
    Hey Rob whats the essential difference between the Sterling and a Stingray?
     
  8. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    According to the website the sterling has a ceramic magnet pickup and the Sterling has an alnico magnet pickup. Sterling has a smaller, sleeker body and are typically about a pound lighter. Other than that, same hardware, nut width, scale length, 3 band preamp, etc
     
  9. Doug Parent

    Doug Parent Gold Supporting Member

    May 31, 2004
    San Diego, Ca.
    Disclosures:
    Dealer Nordstrand Pickups.
    I think you mean the Stingray has a ceramics, right?
     
  10. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    I guess. Maybe I mixed them up after reading the Music Man website. Bass sounds pretty much like a stingray. I've owned a few of both
     
  11. madbassplaya

    madbassplaya

    Dec 28, 2007
    The Sterling should have the ceramic pickup. EBMM switched to alnico with the Stingray 5 (they used to be ceramic). I like the sterling pre a bit better than the Stingray pre as well.
     
  12. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    Just looked it up Sterling is ceramic. Stingray is alnico, per their website
     
  13. five7

    five7 Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2009
    denver
    sterling 5s sound and play better than ray 5s, imho.
     
  14. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
  15. lmfreeman9

    lmfreeman9 Supporting Member

    Sep 1, 2007
    Arizona
    Sterling are wired in Series which I prefer.
    Stingrays in parallel more like a Jazz sound.
     
  16. G RICH 5

    G RICH 5

    Dec 19, 2006
    Both have the 3 way switch whitch allows for either. I have owned both and the main differences,to me, were the smaller body, and a slightly narrower nut width. I think?
     
  17. Holdsg

    Holdsg Life's too short to play a bass you don't like Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Alta Loma, CA
    Narrower neck only on 4 strings. 5er necks are identical width.
     
  18. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
  19. boristhespider9

    boristhespider9

    Sep 9, 2008
    What about neck depth? My Sterling 5HH certainly feels like it has a thinner neck depth than my prior Stingray 5.

    Great bass. Someone should buy this one.
     
  20. 73jbass

    73jbass

    Apr 17, 2004
    Ellenwood,Ga.
    Interested in a custom 5 string fretless?
     
  21. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    It's a for sale this time. No trades. Thanks again
     



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