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Ed Friedland Previews the Sterling by Musicman!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Grizzly700, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. Grizzly700


    Mar 18, 2008
    Maryville, TN

    I know what I'll be saving up for this year!
  2. Valerus


    Aug 4, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    that sounded good!!
  3. And then some. I'm impressed :bassist:
  4. bovinehost


    Dec 5, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball Music Man/Sterling By Music Man
    This Ed Friedland guy seems to know things.
  5. stingray56funk

    stingray56funk Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2005
    Crap...more GAS!
  6. west*coast*bass

    west*coast*bass Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2003
    Agoura Hills, CA
    Wow, I am impressed... These may need a closer look.
  7. bovinehost


    Dec 5, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball Music Man/Sterling By Music Man
    FWIW, Ed's keeping that.
  8. Altitude

    Altitude An ounce of perception, a pound of obscure. Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2005
    Denver, nee Austin
    I'm gonna say that pretty much sounds like a Stingray. How much are those?
  9. rayzak


    Jan 13, 2001
    Louisville, KY
  10. BobaFret


    Jan 22, 2008
    Looks like $650 or something close.

    EDIT: I believe the post above me is correct.
  11. kcolyar


    Feb 28, 2007
    Moab, Ut 84532
    That bass did sound awesome. Between this model and the Squiers, you have to wonder if the upline of these models is worth it. I have never gotten the oppurtunity to play a MusicMan in person, but after hearing these clips I would be willing to gamble on the Sterling. It did not sound any different than the more expensive MM Ed played in the other clips he post's. Just my .02
  12. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Actually that is not the bass that Ed Friedland played. The bass in your link is the Stingray equivalent which has an ash body. The Sterling has a basswood body and is $560. I think it is stupidly close to an American Sterling which is almost 3x more expensive. There is a real strong possibility that I will get one of these basses.
  13. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    is this possible to get one with a maple fingerboard?
  14. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    You and me both. I'm not normally a Ernie Ball bass guy but I'd like to have a 4 string in the arsenal for slapping around on. I like the sound of them. Nice and full.
  15. spideyjg


    Mar 19, 2006
    San Diego
    Told y'all after NAMM you would dig these things. :D

  16. Bassmunnky


    Jul 3, 2004
    New York and Philadelphia
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball MusicMan Guitars
    It looks like a good gamble...
  17. pathdoc2


    Oct 16, 2002
    Allen, TX
    I think Ed can make any bass sound great. With that said, it sure did sound great.
  18. gabriel192


    Mar 23, 2009
    Nothing like a G&L Tribute…any day. These are nowhere as good.


    Feb 3, 2009
    Way to judge a bass that hasn't been publicly released yet. :rollno:

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