A REAL Music Man Sterling, that is. A Sterling is something I've wanted to try for a long time, and I just never did. I keep finding myself never 100% satisfied with my 4 strings, and a Music Man Sterling just keeps popping up in my head. I think I need to at least try one before I can satisfy myself. What I need is advice on the pickup arrangement. I'm not looking to emulate a Stingray, I'm looking more to emulate a Jazz I think. I want deep, rich, punchy low end with that bright snappy high end. I'm leaning towards the HH configuration, as I think one of the settings is the outer single coils which should deliver that. But I'm not sure, which is why I'm here! I'm worried that the HH wouldn't have much room for slapping/popping though. For info, my gold reference is my Spector NS-5 with a single Bartolini MM humbucker. Ideally I'd like to get something close to that in a 4 string but with a little more scooped sound, but getting another $3500 Spector is not an option. Also thought about a Spector Euro which I can get for about the same price as a Sterling. But I'd rather have a USA made bass, and I'm not a big EMG fan.