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4-string bass guitar from Music Man belonging to the Sterling series.

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  • chevaliernoirchevaliernoir

    Music Man Classic Sterling 4Published on 12/07/08 at 14:07
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    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 s…
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    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.

    USE

    See above

    SOUNDS

    See above

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    What remains it has Stinray?
    Just the mythical name for me.
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  • seb4bassseb4bass

    Music Man Classic Sterling 4Published on 11/03/03 at 01:40
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    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

    UTILIZATION

    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
    Usa…
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    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

    UTILIZATION

    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.

    SOUNDS

    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.

    OVERALL OPINION

    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.
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  • bassbluesbassblues

    Music Man Classic Sterling 4Published on 03/31/05 at 03:24
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    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

    UTILIZATION

    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 …
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    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

    UTILIZATION

    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.

    SOUNDS

    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.

    OVERALL OPINION

    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.
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  • Franck IIFranck II

    Music Man Classic Sterling 4Published on 09/30/05 at 08:54
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    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.

    UTILIZATION

    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).

    SOUNDS

    I think what is suitable for all music even if it is not a truly versatile bass sound Music Man being well tjrs Submitted…
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    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.

    UTILIZATION

    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).

    SOUNDS

    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

    OVERALL OPINION

    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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  • pierre LABpierre LAB

    Music Man Classic Sterling 4Published on 03/28/09 at 09:44
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Sterling 2002 United States
    Bought new

    Ben is a MM, I had no intention to buy, but I had noticed in the store, I tried and fell in love! I left with ...

    Euros in 2000 I think, well justified by the quality and ease of bte.

    UTILIZATION

    Not bulky, well balance, standing, sitting, in any position (to the extent of dcence), it is comfortable and trs middleweight forgotten.

    The handle is an incredible ease, so easy to take control of people think the know for years ...

    ACCS good everywhere, it is easy top and bottom of the inning.

    Fans will find much of the agreements on their behalf.

    SOUNDS

    Good sound, it is clear, prcis and sending everything right.
    The…
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    Sterling 2002 United States
    Bought new

    Ben is a MM, I had no intention to buy, but I had noticed in the store, I tried and fell in love! I left with ...

    Euros in 2000 I think, well justified by the quality and ease of bte.

    UTILIZATION

    Not bulky, well balance, standing, sitting, in any position (to the extent of dcence), it is comfortable and trs middleweight forgotten.

    The handle is an incredible ease, so easy to take control of people think the know for years ...

    ACCS good everywhere, it is easy top and bottom of the inning.

    Fans will find much of the agreements on their behalf.

    SOUNDS

    Good sound, it is clear, prcis and sending everything right.
    The finger, it's hot and unambiguous a real tractor!

    For slap, if you do swear by a, well There's a level ptetre better.

    I will say more when I equip a new all-tube amp (orange or ampeg, because I was dmange.

    The knobs do their job, but I find that the selection of microphones could be more ffective, short ... I finally played with Always the same position of the selector.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Excellent bass, trs player, but if you want the versatility of the sound, I guarantee it ...

    I forgot ... a big advantage, it is absolutely not tiring!

    In all cases, no regrets, it's one of my favorite bass, and I'm not going to spare.

    PS: I made a rule among luthier, Sylvain Hartwick (Rhone Alps). and I want to make him a tit shot promo, because great bump, it is nice, and he is passionate! (See, then the site)
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  • jhmjhm

    Excellent

    Music Man Classic Sterling 4Published on 03/06/11 at 03:06
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    (This content has been automatically translated from French)

    - Made in USA (California)

    - Lutherie to top

    - A micro ceramic MM and 3-position selector

    - Blue body and maple fingerboard



    UTILIZATION


    - It is very easy and pleasant to use (light, thin and fast neck, body small enough)

    - Excellent balance between each string and all over the neck.

    - It is more versatile than a Stingray with the 3-position selector.

    - The pre-amp is also very effective.

    SOUNDS


    - Although it is much more versatile than Stingray H. Due to its sound signature (register
    bass-midrange), it is for me (and it's a personal opinion), not suitable for all styles of music.
    I use it mainly for rock, blues-rock and funk.

    - The microwave cerami…
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    - Made in USA (California)

    - Lutherie to top

    - A micro ceramic MM and 3-position selector

    - Blue body and maple fingerboard



    UTILIZATION


    - It is very easy and pleasant to use (light, thin and fast neck, body small enough)

    - Excellent balance between each string and all over the neck.

    - It is more versatile than a Stingray with the 3-position selector.

    - The pre-amp is also very effective.

    SOUNDS


    - Although it is much more versatile than Stingray H. Due to its sound signature (register
    bass-midrange), it is for me (and it's a personal opinion), not suitable for all styles of music.
    I use it mainly for rock, blues-rock and funk.

    - The microwave ceramics (more medium than the Stingray, I think) is very effective.
    In position 1, we get the GM's. In 2, is slightly closer to a jazz bass and 3 of accuracy
    She excels in both slap, fingers only, the mediator.

    - And she deserves, moreover, an amp at the height Ampeg style.


    OVERALL OPINION


    - Being adept at passive bass and having tried many active basses. I saw no
    acquire any active bass. But after trying a Stingray and a Sterling, I cracked.

    - For cons, the sound is quite unique MusicMan, take the time to try before you buy.

    - For my part, I would do this choice without hesitation but with the piezo pickup.

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