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Sterling Switch good for what?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by T-Bone5566, May 7, 2010.


  1. I tried MM Sterling bass at a store and was very pleased, nice instrument. The 3 way switch I found good for:

    down - softer sound like a mild chorus
    middle - good mids, good for slap/pop
    up - classic MM sound for classic rock with good growl

    any Sterling owners can varify this?
     
  2. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Interesting descriptions. But here is what the switch actually does:

    switch pointed back; both coils in parallel (stingray sound)
    switch in middle; single coil mode
    switch pointed forward; both coils in series (fatter mids)
     
  3. cool thanks, I am more interested in what place do you put the switch for what reason in a song, what switch do you put it in for slapping etc. Not exactly what the switch is for, what does a MM Strerling Bassist use it for and when (an example would be cool also)
     

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