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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by gfunk 121, Nov 5, 2005.
is there anything else beside the size of the neck?thanks a lot
The Sterling has a coil spplitter switch and a Stingray four does not. The Stingray5, however, has electronics just like the Sterling.
The Sterling body is smaller, too.
<flame target=me>Yes, the Sterling is better </flame>
Sterling has a smaller/thinner neck at the nut (1 1/2")...similar to a Fender Jazz bass. Stingray has the equivalent of a P-Bass neck
(1 3/4")... wider string spacing on the Stingray.
Sorry...didn't realize that you are aware of the neck differences.
They had the 2 pup Sterlings and there was a gorgeous 5string fretless Stingray in sunburst with matching headstock!
To my ear the Sterling doesn't have as aggressive a tone as the Stingray.
Probably differences in amp/control settings or strings. The differences are so minimal, realistically, that you'd NEVER know in the context of a song.
I've always found the Sterlings a bit more versatile & more pleasing to my ear...but I am by no means an Ernie Ball/Music Man guy.