Ernie Ball Sterling anyone?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Scutterflux, Oct 1, 2002.

  1. Need some advice quickly. I don't know alot about the Ernie Ball Sterling bass, but I know where I can get one for $1200 canadian ($800 U.S.).

    It plays and sounds awesome!:D

    Is it worth $800?

    It is a 1996 in mint condition,
    anbd has the 3 band EQ.

    It's red.

    Any advise or comments would be greatly appreaciated.:)
  2. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Sterlings seem to hold their value well, but that seems to be at the upper end of the used price range (at least for me). However, Canuck prices may be higher.

    Sterlings are great! I love mine.
  3. Did a search, and too many non specific threads for my time.

    Why don't you like talking on talk bass?

    This bass is mint.

    Is there anybody who thinks it's a good deal?

    Anyway, thanks and I'm still listening.
  4. masaru


    Aug 8, 2001
    Okinawa, Japan
    BUY IT!!! Who cares if it's a few bucks more than someone else would pay? Living abroad changes your perspective on things like that. Oh, did I mention you should BUY IT?!?!?!
  5. Fran Diaz

    Fran Diaz

    Mar 28, 2002
    Santander, Spain
    my 2 cents: buy it. Maybe you can find another Sterling for $750, but I think that 50 bucks is an small "lost" for a bass that plays and sounds great and it's mint...and you already like.

    keep groooovin'
  6. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Well, "mint" is at the upper end of condition, so it's not really out of line...BUY IT if you like it!
  7. LarryJ

    LarryJ banned

    Dec 12, 1999
    Encino, CA (LA)
    Have you played thiis bass? That should determine whether to buy it. As far as price, seems fair-
    I paid $1000 new for mine a few years back, they probably go for about, say $1200 new today, w/out a case, so....
    As far as the instrument. Unbelievable! The Sterling will hang quality-wise & sound -wise with ANY
    bolt-on in the world.Sadowsky's, MTD, whatever-
    IMO (I repeat, IMO) one can pay
    double or more, and the quality, electronics, finish and sound will not outdo the Sterling.
    I've been to Ernie Ball, and their manufacture & QC
    is up to hand-made standard.
    They will have to PRY my Sterling from my cold, dead hands!:D
    It rocks; I like it. Can you tell?
  8. This is kinda what I thought.
    -Because of the condition I thought the price wasn't bad.
    -Then I played it, and it played really nice, what I want a bass to feel like.
    -I also noticed how it sounds, an overall good bass tone, clear and round, kinda what I've been looking for again.
    -Also there is the possibility I might look cool on stage with this :cool:

    Thanks for all the advise;)
    That's kinda what I wanted to hear from you guys.
    I will let you know when I get it, or if I get it, but I'm going to try to get it.
  9. Blux


    Feb 5, 2002
    Philadelphia, Pa.
    I agree. Buy it. Never heard a Musicman I didn't like.
  10. bastard sold it on me
    :eek: :mad: :(

    I called him to tell him that I wanted it, and he had somebody there looking at it, who was in the process of buying it.

    I guess it wasn't meant to be:(