Music Man Classic Sterling 4

Music Man Classic Sterling 4

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Classic Sterling 4, 4-string bass guitar from Music Man in the Sterling series.

6 user reviews

Music Man Classic Sterling 4 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Music Man
  • Model: Classic Sterling 4
  • Series: Sterling
  • Category: 4-string bass guitars
  • Added in our database on: 12/11/2013

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Music Man Classic Sterling 4 user reviews

Average Score:4.9( 4.9/5 based on 6 reviews )
 5 reviews83 %
 1 user review17 %

chevaliernoir's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Music Man Classic Sterling 4
The neck is maple (light wood) unvarnished, and is sometimes covered with rosewood fingerboard. I do not know what is the influence on the sound.
Sterling I tried was with rosewood buttons.

In a nutshell: A Sterling, it's like a Stingray, with less defects.

The defects of the Stingray (I have one, while the Sterling which I speak was just a test at a store) are in my opinion:

Weight -> Sterling is much more mild. At its on the other hand I have not heard of difference (tests done on the same day at the same place on the same amp)

Versatility -> Sterling is a Stingray has more balance to pass the mic serie a parrallel or use only one winding. It opens the door finally has new sounds richer and not be confined to the rock so special Stingray.


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What remains it has Stinray?
Just the mythical name for me.

seb4bass's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Music Man Classic Sterling 4
Country of origin: United States California
22 frets, micro Humbucking Musicman
Musicman bridge
Channel Saddle
rglage: 3-band EQ (high, medium, severe) + volume
Prampli Musicman

In fact, it has the technical specifications of a Stingray 5 string (electronic), but 4 strings in form smaller and more close to the stingray 4 strings

Technically it's classical, but effective -> nothing wrong


The handle is my taste, the most enjoyable that we can find. It is the highlight of this bass.
Compltement round and enjoyable to touch. It is played with an ease dconcertante, both in finger slap.
Access in acute is easy, and it is quite lgre from a Jazz bass
Usage is quite handy: APRS have expressed this a little low, you can easily get sound you want on any amp.


It's a fairly versatile bass which, I think to play all kinds of styles.
I think it is particulirement adapts to funk, but it can have a well rounded for jazz or reggae.
I play Jazz / Bossa / funk it fits well.
Personally, I add a few acute and serious history to have his round and Submitted (I leave the amp flat SETTING THE).
Your exact sound that is grumbling in the bass (like the Jazz bass) npchu in mdiums and rather soft in the treble.
It Ragit much you give the attack to the strings and the position of your right hand to the handle (very soft handle of prs, prs most aggressive of the bridge).
As for the slap, it's a particular trs (rather moves away from the Jazz-Bass), which can easily adapt with DIFFERENT rglages.


I possde this bass for 4 years and I have the impression that it was she who found me rather than vice versa, because when I try, I knew she had all the qualities j'esprais.
All other basses that I tried later dmontr me that I was right (even the low rev high end).
It was probably one of the best quality price ratio.

I love its versatility, ergonomics inimitable its presence.
What I like least?
Its price has increased significantly in France and quite difficult to find used.

I will say in conclusion that we should try this bass to really realize what it's worth.
The sound and style may not please everyone.

In any case, even if I rachaiterai the c'tait again.

bassblues's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Music Man Classic Sterling 4
Country of origin: United States California
22 frets, micro Humbucking Musicman with a phantom.
Musicman bridge with four small bridges foam can be positioned on the ropes for a more matte (no longer done since 1996 I think)
Channel Saddle
rglage: 3-band equalizer (high, medium, severe) + volume
Prampli Musicman


The handle is inroyablement prcis more agable for the stingray because most strait, in fact we find the caratristiques the handle of the Jazz Bass. It allows a fast game, the easy dmanchement couraging.
No worries about Access in dernires freight.
I have always had relatively heavy bass, and that one is no exeption, I find much balance, but it's not really a dtail hurts me a fawn gn eral.
The range of sound thundering, it is even a little to Drout dpart because it offers more possibilities than the traditional low, the sound is the MusicMan and is a joy, Report grve / treble is well equilibrated.


I do not know if Sterling "is" or "not" a versatile bass, probably a fingerprint parcequ'elle possde Audible type trs, trs recognizable, the coup was the 'abitude to associate the type of music in which it is most often used. For my part I would say that it can be used wherever you need it is above all a choice Audible, I use it often and trs is not a problem.
I use several amps, the notament Harke, Ampeg, SWR or in any case will, I try whenever possible to leave the EQ as flat as possible and then I see with the bass.
The Sertling can get a round as the trs trs acute more or less dynamic, although cash particulirement attack the strings, without saturating, I like the fact that it is always clear and net.
I did not find her I n'apprcie not this low, just sonnorits I do not use.


I've had little time, I used intruments Prior Fender.
I'm just a little when I play in Drout picking because I used to put my hand on the bridge to the Fender Mute the strings on the MM I have the microphone for me ESG. For the rest I say nothing.
This is an "old" because he MODEL of July 1993 and the sterling t produced from June 1993, so this is one of Premire, which is that it is on does not move and the wood is dry.
I did not find anything esssayer at the time of purchase, I use a Stingray dja, but the handle does not much turned me on.
The MusicMan intruments are not good market, but frankly a trs seems justified possder SEVERAL Fender, I think the price is more jutifie Ches MM than its competitor
I dplore the absence of MODEL 5 string, as if there may j'achterait.
Franck II09/30/2005

Franck II's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Music Man Classic Sterling 4
Made in America
1 slecteur 3 positions and access to the two microphones (which form only) in parallel SERIES or to have the bridge pickup.
1 volume and a 3-Band EQ
the handle and Saddle Mouchet the most beautiful effect with these key dimensions Saddle is similar to that of a JB in ter may a little less round.


The handle is enjoyable trs Access in acute trs ais is but the latest frets are not my favorite playground
the form is fairly standard and well bte PSE weight (at least we know that we are not playing the mandolin).


I think what is suitable for all music even if it is not a truly versatile bass sound Music Man being well tjrs Submitted but that's exactly what we want.
One branch (for me on a Ampeg BA115) and sounds, the bass is the well-sounding and playing on the configuration of the microphone gives a more pinched or treble clearer and prcis for slap


The price is fully justified especially secondhand; Its default is only small weight and a lightweight snoring when the microphone is turned simple. The rest is a killing.

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