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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Every1TookMyName, Sep 13, 2001.
I haven't had the chance to play either, so I'm curious.
Sterlings have a thinner neck and smaller (+thinner) Body.
Sterlings have a three-way selector switch to toggle Series, Parallel or Single Coil use of the Pickup
Sterlings come with 3-Band EQ
Stingray come with 2-Band EQ, too
I think the second best way to found the diferences is visiting Ernie Ball web page:
there you could find all the specifications for both sterlings and stingrays......
The best way is trying them on!!!!!
I´m still looking for that
I agree, they have quite a different sound.
I mean, they both definatly sound like MM basses, but they're not like the same thing.
Pretty close to right on the money. The Sterling has a narrower string spacing at the nut, not really thinner front to back (thumb to fingers). Think J-bass vs. P-bass when comparing the neck of a Sterling to a Stingray.
The SR4 doesn't have the series/parallel/single coil switch, but the SR5 does.
The Sterlings and SR5's both come standard with a 3-band EQ, on the SR4 it's an available option. At Bass Central, we generally only stock the 3-band SR4's (although we do have a 2-band in the warehouse).
If you've ever got any questions about the EB/MM basses, just ask me (e-mail, PM, or post), and if I don't know the answer I'll find out. I talk to the people at Ernie Ball almost daily, sometimes several times a day. I'll be happy to answer any queries myself, or get the answers for you if I don't know.
By the way, check out our updated website. Looks nice: www.basscentral.com
Also, a Sterling can be spotted from a distance by the fact that it does not have a metal plate behind the controls on the guitar as the Stingray does. (Although now I come to think of it maybe the Anniversary Stingray didn't either?? . . . but then they do look a bit special anyway)
The Sterling is supposedly a down sized version of the Stingray, and in dimensions it is a little smaller, but not an awful lot. My Sterling is actually heavier than some Stingrays I've tried.
all the differences have been covered...but i'll just say that i like the sterling a LOT more than the stingray.
but the 73 'ray i played this week was pretty nice too.
I'll strut my Sterling stuff...