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MM Sterling or J Bass....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Sgt Baker, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. Sgt Baker

    Sgt Baker

    Aug 20, 2010
    I think Ive narrowed it between those two, whats the better investment? :help:
  2. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    Totally different basses. And Im guessing you mean fretless, like your other thread states?

    Listen to old Pino for the MM tones, and Jaco for the jazz tones.
  3. Jimmy Stump

    Jimmy Stump

    Jan 27, 2010
    I have both, an 2008 MIA Jazz and a 2010 EB Sterling. I think the Jazz is the one you choose if you just want one. It pretty much works for everything.

    I think the Sterling is more unique tonewise, and is a better made instrument, IMO of course, but the tone doesnt always work for everything.

    They both hold their value well assuming both are MIA.
  4. Sgt Baker

    Sgt Baker

    Aug 20, 2010
    Well, I was thinking fretless, but upon more research I'm thinking I might just go fretted, keep in mind, Im still a very amateur player, and my knowledge of equipment is no where near as in depth as you seasoned veterans lol


    Sep 22, 2009
    Bend Oregon
    I would Also try the new Sting ray classic it has tone tone tone ash body and sustain to boot i just took two weeks to try them out and ended up with 2010 MusicMan Stingray classic its a keeper!
  6. mgauge


    Dec 21, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    I owned both at one time and the Jazz was more 'versatile', but the sterling is just a better made instrument...

    Its a tough call, both are great, but as far as feel in my hands, Id say sterling.. FYI, I own a Jazz right now, and my next bass will be again a Sterling.. Then Im done!
  7. Tommygunn


    Nov 8, 2008
    Houston, Tx
    Fretless Sterling w/piezo FTW.

    Lemme pull up some of my sterling porn for you.
  8. plangentmusic

    plangentmusic Inactive

    Jun 30, 2010

    I agree, but in reverse. The J is more sound specific whereas a MM is more versatile.
  9. cabbage


    Aug 16, 2009
    i've owned both but ultimately sold the jazz and have another sterling on the way.

    the jazz sounded alittle generic and "specific" to me too, just a personal opinion!
  10. Tommygunn


    Nov 8, 2008
    Houston, Tx

    And the white edge on the fingerboard is from round wounds. So play soft or be careful with them.
  11. stoolpigeon


    Dec 17, 2009
    Greenville SC
  12. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Nice sterling.
  13. Tommygunn


    Nov 8, 2008
    Houston, Tx
  14. 73jbass

    73jbass Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2004
    Neither is more versitile than the other. Both have very recognizable tones. You could use any bass for any music you want to play. It's all personal preference.