NBD!! 2001 EBMM Sterling 4H Blue Pearl

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by selowitch, Feb 22, 2020.

  1. selowitch

    selowitch Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2005
    Rockville MD
    Today on a beautiful Maryland morning, I picked up this excellent bass via a local seller on Facebook Marketplace. It is my first time playing a USA-made EBMM Sterling and I am super-impressed. The weight is nice (around 8.5 lbs.), the neck is super-comfortable, and the sound is even better than I anticipated. I experimented a little with the slap tone and I was struck by its richness and depth. The finish is also excellent with only a minor ding or two. Music Man quality seldom disappoints. I acquired it for a very good price including the OHSC:

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  2. selowitch

    selowitch Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2005
    Rockville MD
    I think the pickups are ceramic on the Sterlings and Alnico on the StingRays, but I am not 100% certain.
     
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  4. Tubehed

    Tubehed

    Oct 27, 2011
    Westminister, CA
    Yes, they are ceramic on the Sterlings. Beautiful bass! Congrats! Love the necks on the Sterlings.
     
  5. Tubehed

    Tubehed

    Oct 27, 2011
    Westminister, CA
    Also, the black PG looks nice but it might look really cool with a white pearl PG, as well.
     
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  6. king_biscuit

    king_biscuit

    May 21, 2006
    US
    That's a great color. I have never owned a Sterling, but I have owned SR5s (ceramic models) and always really like the sound.
     
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  7. selowitch

    selowitch Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2005
    Rockville MD
    Other possibilities for pickguards: red pearl, blue pearl, mint, blue shell, and of course tortoise.
     
  8. QweziRider

    QweziRider Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2008
    Northern Nevada, U.S.
    Ohhhhh, that's gorgeous.
     
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  9. Tubehed

    Tubehed

    Oct 27, 2011
    Westminister, CA
    Yeah, might have to rotate with all those choices!
     
  10. selowitch

    selowitch Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2005
    Rockville MD
    Perhaps, but aftermarket pickguards can get a mite expensive, especially if you own multiples!
     
  11. selowitch

    selowitch Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2005
    Rockville MD
    I used to own a 2008 MIM Fender Jazz Bass in Lake Placid Blue that I fitted with a white pearl pickguard. It looked great.
     
  12. bdgotoh

    bdgotoh Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2002
    Pacific NW
    You're correct. I love Sterling pickups, just a little more aggressive to my ears than Stingray pickups.
     
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  13. Border

    Border

    Dec 31, 2010
    Spokane, Wa.
    Congratulations on your gorgeous new bass. I have never tried an EBMM, but have always heard good things about them. Play it in good health.
     
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  14. j.kernodle

    j.kernodle

    Nov 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    I had that exact color neck and pickguard combo for years. I played that bass happily for years until I found this forum and went GAS crazy. I miss that bass. Congrats on your purchase!
     
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  15. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member

    it looks dynamite --- but i'll bet it sounds awesome! that's quite an instrument, and i'm sure behind the color --- i think the black pg is right! congratulations on your new instrument! :thumbsup:
     
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  16. Erik herman

    Erik herman Gold Supporting Member

    That's the only bass that I've owned two of, they really are all around great!
     
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  17. Huw Phillips

    Huw Phillips Life is like TV if the channel sucks change it Supporting Member

    Jan 4, 2019
    Hoboken
    I remember me and you looking at another one of these about 6 months or more ago a black one, glad you managed to get one enjoy
     
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  18. ThinCrappyTone

    ThinCrappyTone Guest

    Oct 1, 2011
    nice snag!
     
  19. selowitch

    selowitch Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2005
    Rockville MD
    Putting her through her paces, I’d say it’s even better than I expected.
     
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  20. spike42

    spike42 Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2007
    Gastonia, NC