Based on the Music Man Sterling Bass, the downsized body of this guitar is comfortable and easy to hold for longer sets.
The Basswood body offers great warmth and sustain. The bridge is designed by Music Man and uses Stainless Steel saddles with adjustments for height and intonation.
The Music Man designed pickup uses a 3rd hidden coil for noise cancellation. The 3 way switch offers 3 distinct voices, series, parallel and single coil with hidden coil offers great bass tones with low noise.
The 3 Band Active Preamp is based on Music Man's design and offers boost/cut for bass, mid and treble frequencies. Center detent pots for the 3 bands. The pots feel solid and strong.
The 5 bolt neck joint offers greater access to the upper frets. The 5 bolts make for a superior joint that is strong and stable. 9 volt battery access is thru the back of the body and is easily accessed without tools.
The headstock is small and compact, a black gloss face with the Sterling logo in silver. The rear has a gloss finish to the hard Maple, which ends at the top nut, and has 4 open coil Chrome machine heads crammed on.
The neck is slim, a C profile neck, with a satin Maple finish. The 22 fret Rosewood fingerboard is unbound with large white dot position markers.
The neck is bolted to the Basswood body, joining at the 17th fret on the bass side, and 20th on the treble, the cutaway here giving excellent access to to top frets.
The back of the body is plain except for the neck plate, a battery case and a plastic plate covering the controls.
The front is a bit more busy though, a large Music Man designed Chrome bridge with 4 individual saddles, 4 chome control knobs controlling volume, bass, middle and treble, a 3 way switch (more of that in a moment) and the large egg shaped black 3 ply scratchplate familiar to Music Man basses.
The double coil pickup is amazingly clear and powerful, humbucking in its standard mode, it also has a 3rd hidden 'phantom' coil, for noise cancellation, so with the selector switch, you can go from coils 1 & 2 in series or parallel, or the single coil with the phantom coil, all giving a great range of excellent bass sounds.
The guitar is big and heavy, but a brilliant budget option from Music Man, the bass guitar kings!
All products on our website are in stock unless shown as 'Call 08452222603 To Order', this means we can deliver your order to you very quickly, subject to payment authorisation. The next dispatch date is shown against each product, and below is an indication of when you can expect your purchase.
All Guitars are Checked Before Dispatch
All Guitars go through our 12 point checking procedure to make sure that it passes our standards before shipping. This helps ensure your guitar will reach you in perfect condition. All guitars are checked against our 12 point check list and once passed, have a Guitarbitz quality control sticker attached. In addition to this we want to ensure that no harm can come to your guitar on the journey between us and you and so we have a rigorous packing procedure involving multiple protective layers. If you notice that this packaging is damaged when delivered by our courier, it is important to check the goods and if damaged, refuse the delivery and call us immediately. For your peace of mind, we have outlined the 12 point check below to show how we are passionate about your instrument.
|1) Finish checked for imperfections or damage
||2) Strings tuned up and tested for tone and playability
|| 3) Neck checked for bending or humps
|4) Truss rod adjusted for correct positioning
||5) Frets examined for playability||6) Bridge checked for position and hold on strings
|7) Strap buttons tested for secure fitting
||8) Neck joint examined
||9) Machine heads turned and tested for secure grip on strings|
|10) Nut tested for secure fitting and correct string height
||11) Switches, volume and tone controls tested for faulty connections||12) Pickups checked for responsiveness|
For more details on our checking and packing procedure, please see our 12 Point Check and Packing Procedures page.
When You Will Receive your Order
Guitar accessories - strings, straps, stands, tuners and other small items
• Orders weighing less than 2kg are posted via First Class Royal Mail on the dispatch date shown.
• Orders weighing less than 2kg with a value over £30 will be sent First Class Royal Mail Recorded Delivery on the dispatch date shown.
• We cannot guarantee a delivery date for these orders, but First Class post usually takes 1-2 days.
Guitars, Amplifiers and larger items
• Orders weighing over 2kg are sent via our next working day courier service.
Interlink Express Courier Delivery
The Home Delivery Service You Have Been Waiting For. Interlink Express will provide you with a one hour delivery window so you don’t have to wait in all day for your parcel.
When Interlink Express deliver:
• You are given a one hour delivery window
• You are notified of this by email on the morning of delivery
• If not convenient you can use the email to change the delivery date
We can deliver to the following European countries,
• Zone 1 - Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands and Spain - £30 (including TAX) per order.
• Zone 2 - Finland, Portugal and Sweden - £40 (including TAX) per order.
• Zone 3 - Switzerland and Norway - £75 (excluding TAX) per order.
Please note that we can only deliver international orders to the billing address of the credit card used. These orders typically take 3-5 working days to be delivered, you can still track your orders via the Internet in the same way.