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Renowned for its slightly smaller body and neck profile, the Sterling 4 string bass boasts a big sound. 9 volt active 3 band EQ preamp, 3 position pickup selector switch and a ceramic humbucker with hum canceling phantom coil come standard on the Sterling, allowing this bass to cut through any mix. Optional additional pickups in the neck position only add to the versatility of this innovative bass.

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CUSTOM OPTIONS

Black

Stealth Black (+$200)

Chili Red

Vintage Sunburst (+$100)

White

Natural Gloss (+$100)

Your Custom Options:

Chili Red
Color
Tortoise Shell
Pickguard
Sterling 4 H
Model
Maple
Neck

Build Code
170-HC-10-03

STREET PRICE

$1,649.00

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Ceramic humbucking pickup
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Compensated nut

Hear Joe Dart Demo The Sterling 4HH

The Sterling 4 bass features a slightly smaller body with a big sound that can cut through any mix.

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Specifications, Schematics & More

Specifications Sterling
Model Sterling
Size 12-1/2" wide, 1-5/8" thick, 43-7/8" long (31.8 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 111.4 cm long)
Weight 9 lbs, 0 oz (4.08 kg) - varies slightly
Body Wood Ash
Body Finish High gloss polyester
Bridge Standard - Music Man® chrome plated, hardened steel bridge plate with stainless steel saddles with nickel plated brass saddles
Scale Length 34" (86.4 cm)
Neck Radius 11" (27.9 cm)
Headstock Size Only 7-5/8" (19.4 cm) long
Frets 22 - High profile, wide
Neck Width 1-1/2" (38.1 mm) at nut, 2-1/2" (63.5 mm) at last fret
Neck Wood Select maple neck
Fingerboard Fretted - maple or rosewood; Fretless - Pau Ferro with or without inlaid fretlines
Neck Finish Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
Neck Colors Standard - Natural; Optional - Matching painted headstock
Tuning Machines Schaller BM, with tapered string posts
Truss Rod Adjustable - no component or string removal
Neck Attachment 5 bolts - perfect alignment with no shifting; Sculpted neck joint allows smooth access to higher frets
Electronic Shielding Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum lined control cover
Controls Single Pickup, 3-band active preamp; vol, treble, mid, bass; Dual Pickup, 3-band active preamp; vol, treble, mid, bass; Piezo, 3-band active preamp; vol, treble, mid, bass
Switching Single Pickup - 3-way lever pickup selector; Dual Pickup - 5-way lever pickup selector
Pickups Standard - Music Man® humbucking with ceramic magnets and hum canceling phantom coil; Optional - Dual Humbucking with ceramic magnets; Optional - Humbucking/Single coil with ceramic magnets
Left Handed Yes
Strings 45w-65w-80w-100w (Super Slinky Bass #2834)

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Specifications Sterling
Model Sterling
Order 0
Size 12-1/2" wide, 1-5/8" thick, 43-7/8" long (31.8 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 111.4 cm long)
Weight 9 lbs, 0 oz (4.08 kg) - varies slightly
Body Wood Ash
Body Finish High gloss polyester
Body Colors
Body Bindings
Bridge Standard - Music Man® chrome plated, hardened steel bridge plate with stainless steel saddles with nickel plated brass saddles
Pickguard
Scale Length 34" (86.4 cm)
Neck Radius 11" (27.9 cm)
Headstock Size Only 7-5/8" (19.4 cm) long
Frets 22 - High profile, wide
Neck Width 1-1/2" (38.1 mm) at nut, 2-1/2" (63.5 mm) at last fret
Neck Wood Select maple neck
Fingerboard Fretted - maple or rosewood; Fretless - Pau Ferro with or without inlaid fretlines
Fret Markers
Neck Finish Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
Neck Colors Standard - Natural; Optional - Matching painted headstock
Neck Binding
Tuning Machines Schaller BM, with tapered string posts
Truss Rod Adjustable - no component or string removal
Neck Attachment 5 bolts - perfect alignment with no shifting; Sculpted neck joint allows smooth access to higher frets
Electronic Shielding Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum lined control cover
Controls Single Pickup, 3-band active preamp; vol, treble, mid, bass; Dual Pickup, 3-band active preamp; vol, treble, mid, bass; Piezo, 3-band active preamp; vol, treble, mid, bass
Switching Single Pickup - 3-way lever pickup selector; Dual Pickup - 5-way lever pickup selector
Pickups Standard - Music Man® humbucking with ceramic magnets and hum canceling phantom coil; Optional - Dual Humbucking with ceramic magnets; Optional - Humbucking/Single coil with ceramic magnets
Left Handed Yes
Strings 45w-65w-80w-100w (Super Slinky Bass #2834)

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