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Should I sell my EBMM Sterling 4H?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by shake-n-bake, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. shake-n-bake


    Jul 18, 2008
    So a few weeks ago I bought an EBMM Sterling 4H for $900 of Craigslist. It is by far the easiest-to-play bass I have ever played. I think the tone is 'alright', but I've never been an active bass kind of guy.

    I was looking around these forums a bit, and everyone is mentioning how amazingly thumpy a P-bass strung up with flats can be, and it started to make me wish the EBMM had a little more thump to it.

    Given that I had just shelled out $900 for the new bass, I wasn't in a position to go pick up a P-bass. Last night, I went and saw Zappa Plays Zappa - Roxy and Elsewhere 40th anniversary show, and the bass player had the nastiest tone I had ever heard - and of course he was playing a Precision.

    Now I am GASsing for a P-bass like I've never GASsed before. I strung my Geddy Lee Jazz with a set of D'addario Chrome flats, 0.50 gauge, hoping to get a little extra thump. I'm thinking of selling the EBMM and getting an MIA P. What do you guys think? Will the P-bass satiate my appetite for low-end thump and growl?
  2. Mastermold

    Mastermold Supporting Member

    May 5, 2008
    Orange County, California
    Thump perhaps. Growl? Not likely. I love P-basses and own several but my latest bass is a MM SR5 because I wanted a new 5 string and was bored with my Fenders, wanted the SR growl. Different strokes.
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  4. musicman666


    Sep 11, 2011
    The Sterling definitely has "growl". Have you tried stringing some flats and cutting some treble on the active EQ on the Sterling yet?