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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

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    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

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    A couple pics ImageUploadedByTapatalk1358546331.227017.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1358546343.617335.jpg
  3. 73jbass

    73jbass Gold Supporting Member

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    Must resist.. I need to move some pieces first.
  4. Tunaman

    Tunaman Supporting Member

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    Missing a H or I was in !
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  6. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

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  7. Doug Parent

    Doug Parent Gold Supporting Member

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    Hey Rob whats the essential difference between the Sterling and a Stingray?
  8. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

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    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

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    I think you mean the Stingray has a ceramics, right?
  10. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

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    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 Supporting Member

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    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

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    Just looked it up Sterling is ceramic. Stingray is alnico, per their website
  13. five7

    five7 Previously 57fenderjazz Supporting Member

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

    bikeplate Supporting Member

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  15. lmfreeman9

    lmfreeman9 Supporting Member

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

    G RICH 5

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    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 If its got strings, and sings, I'm interested Supporting Member

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    Narrower neck only on 4 strings. 5er necks are identical width.
  18. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

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  19. boristhespider9

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    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 Gold Supporting Member

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    Interested in a custom 5 string fretless?
  21. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

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    It's a for sale this time. No trades. Thanks again

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