What are the differences between the StingRay and the Sterling?

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The StingRay is more of a traditional bass with active electronics that gives players a great all-around feel and sound. It is great for any style of music.

The Sterling is a sleeker, lighter bass than the StingRay. It has a thinner neck and smaller body. The 3-way switch offers more tonal varieties, and the phantom coil offers a single-coil sound without noise.

Now both are available in dual-pickup versions. On those models, the 5-way switch functions are the same, but the main properties of each bass, including the electronics, remain different from each other.