Got a brand new Sterling yesterday

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Zirc, Jun 24, 2005.

  1. Zirc


    May 13, 2001
    Los Angeles
    The 3 month wait is over.

    Left Handed Sterling, Maple Neck
    Radiance Red
    White Pearloid Pickguard
    Matching Headstock


    There are some interesting things I noticed about this bass. The first thing is that it makes me play better. I feel I can play lines easier than I could on the Fender Jazz. If I were to compare these basses with cars, I'd say that the Sterling has much faster acceleration. The neck of the Sterling is a lot smoother as well.

    The weight is a huge difference. The Sterling is a lot lighter than the jazz and slides around the neck a lot easier. I can move easier with the Sterling.

    Even though the Jazz has a Badass Bass II bridge on it, the Sterling still has more sustain. It is also much hotter and has more balls because of the active electronics.

    A good word to describe the Sterling tone is "driving".

    The hardshell case is very nice as well.

    Really I can't find anything wrong with it. Any questions on it are welcome. I'll answer all I can if someone is looking to buy a Sterling.

    Oh and I also found a new place for my jazz... :D

  2. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Nice bass. Sterlings are great. Glad you got a maple fingerboard. Enjoy it.
  3. Funky Tune

    Funky Tune

    Apr 28, 2005
    Puerto Rico
    A nice Fender Jazz in the trash...... :mad: congratulations in your new bass but i hate to see a Jazz Bass in the trash,i love Jazz,am very angry :mad: :mad:
  4. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    Hey, throw that Jazz in a box and send it my way instead. I'll even pay shipping. ;)
  5. Zirc


    May 13, 2001
    Los Angeles
    You play lefty? :p

    The jazz will be kept as a backup until I get another Sterling, but I'm pretty sure it won't be touched unless something happens with the Sterling.
  6. Paul182


    May 18, 2005
    How much was she?
  7. ryco


    Apr 24, 2005
    Pretty!! Hey don't let Joe Nerve see that -- you KNOW what he's gonna say!! Does MM still make the Sabre bass, or any two pup basses?
    BTW - what day is trash day at yer house?? (Never ever do that to a Fender! tch tch)
  8. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    MM just announced they will be making 2 pup stingrays and sterlings.