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SINCE 2008

As with its 4 string counterpart, the Sterling 5 boasts a big sound in a smaller more ergonomic design. 9 volt active 3 band EQ, 3 position pickup selector switch and a ceramic humbucker with hum canceling phantom coil come standard on the Sterling 5, allowing this bass it to cut through any mix. An additional humbucker in the neck position is optional and only adds to its tonal versatility. Comfortable and compact the Sterling 5 can cover a wide musical landscape all with the precision craftsmanship and attention to detail you come to expect from Ernie Ball Music Man.

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CUSTOM OPTIONS

Black

Stealth Black (+$200)

Chili Red

Vintage Sunburst (+$100)

White

Natural Gloss (+$100)

Your Custom Options:

Stealth Black
Color
Black Matte
Pickguard
Sterling 5 H
Model
Stealth Ebony
Neck

Build Code
190-66-64-P2

STREET PRICE

$1,949.00

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Ceramic humbucking pickup
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3 band EQ active preamp
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Compensated nut

Hear Joe Dart Demo The Sterling 5H

The Sterling 5 bass features a slightly smaller body with a big sound that can cut through any mix.

Watch Guitar World's Sterling 5 Review

Guitar World's Ed Friedland demonstrates the features of the Ernie Ball Music Man Sterling 5 bass.

Specifications, Schematics & More

Specifications Sterling 5
Model Sterling 5
Size 12-1/2" wide, 1-5/8" thick, 45-1/4" long (31.8 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 114.9 cm long)
Weight 9 lbs, 11oz (4.39 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
Scale Length 34" (86.4 cm)
Neck Radius 11" (27.9 cm)
Headstock Size Only 9" (22.9 cm) long
Frets 22 - High profile, wide
Neck Width 1-3/4" (44.5 mm) at nut 2-3/4"" (69.9 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
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 No
Strings 45w-65w-80w-100w-130w (Regular Slinky Bass #2836)

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Specifications Sterling 5
Model Sterling 5
Order 0
Size 12-1/2" wide, 1-5/8" thick, 45-1/4" long (31.8 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 114.9 cm long)
Weight 9 lbs, 11oz (4.39 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
Pickguard
Scale Length 34" (86.4 cm)
Neck Radius 11" (27.9 cm)
Headstock Size Only 9" (22.9 cm) long
Frets 22 - High profile, wide
Neck Width 1-3/4" (44.5 mm) at nut 2-3/4"" (69.9 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
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 No
Strings 45w-65w-80w-100w-130w (Regular Slinky Bass #2836)

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