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SKU MUSICM-194-C4-21-01-CS-BM

Ernie Ball Music Man Sterling 5-String HH Bass, Firemist Purple w/Matching Headstock, Rosewood Fretboard

$2,749.00
  • Music Man Sterling 5 HH
  • 5 String Bass
  • Firemist Purple
  • Matching Headstock
  • Ash Body
  • Select Maple Neck and Fretboard - Gunstock Oil and Hand-Rubbed Special Wax Blend Neck Finish
  • 22 High Profile Wide Frets
  • 11" Radius
  • 2x Music Man Ceramic Humbucker Pickups
  • 3 Band Active Preamp - Volume, Low, Mid, High Controls
  • Scale Length: 34"
  • 1 5/8" Nut Width
  • Schaller BM Tuners with Tapered Posts
  • Music Man Chrome Plated Hardened Steel Bridge
  • Black Hardware
  • Black Pickguard
  • 6 Bolt Neck Plate
  • Molded Plastic Music Man Hard Shell Case and Case Candy
  • Instrument Weight: 9.7 lbs.
  • Serial #: F81608

Player's Perspective

Music Store Live is an authorized Premier Dealer for Ernie Ball and we are proud to offer up this Sterling in Firemist Purple.

This is for the bassist who doesn't want to take any chances and needs reliability and powerful electronics. It borrows from plenty of bass designs to create one complete and unique instrument that can do pretty much anything. The double-humbucker design adds to an already versatile control plate and really gives you tons of very musical and usable sounds without having to switch to a different instrument.

The lows are tight and focused, the mids are warm and punchy without being harsh, and the high-end is smooth and clear. Unlike the StingRay, the Sterling has ceramic magnets in the pickups which are going to have a bit of a higher output and they'll tend to be a bit more aggressive sounding with more mid-range to them. The neck has a comfortable, natural feel. Four string players won't feel lost, even with the extra size. Intuitive on-board EQing options make it easy to dial in your exact sound. Plenty of the industry's best use this bass, and it's easy to see why. The last low-end machine you'll need to buy for quite a while.

This is a pro-level instrument from top to bottom that can handle just about any abuse that you put it through.

Special Features

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.

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized Premier Dealer for Ernie Ball. This Music Man Sterling 5 HH is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. Photos are of the exact bass you'll receive.

Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.

  • Music Man Sterling 5 HH
  • 5 String Bass
  • Firemist Purple
  • Matching Headstock
  • Ash Body
  • Select Maple Neck and Fretboard - Gunstock Oil and Hand-Rubbed Special Wax Blend Neck Finish
  • 22 High Profile Wide Frets
  • 11" Radius
  • 2x Music Man Ceramic Humbucker Pickups
  • 3 Band Active Preamp - Volume, Low, Mid, High Controls
  • Scale Length: 34"
  • 1 5/8" Nut Width
  • Schaller BM Tuners with Tapered Posts
  • Music Man Chrome Plated Hardened Steel Bridge
  • Black Hardware
  • Black Pickguard
  • 6 Bolt Neck Plate
  • Molded Plastic Music Man Hard Shell Case and Case Candy
  • Instrument Weight: 9.7 lbs.
  • Serial #: F81608

Player's Perspective

Music Store Live is an authorized Premier Dealer for Ernie Ball and we are proud to offer up this Sterling in Firemist Purple.

This is for the bassist who doesn't want to take any chances and needs reliability and powerful electronics. It borrows from plenty of bass designs to create one complete and unique instrument that can do pretty much anything. The double-humbucker design adds to an already versatile control plate and really gives you tons of very musical and usable sounds without having to switch to a different instrument.

The lows are tight and focused, the mids are warm and punchy without being harsh, and the high-end is smooth and clear. Unlike the StingRay, the Sterling has ceramic magnets in the pickups which are going to have a bit of a higher output and they'll tend to be a bit more aggressive sounding with more mid-range to them. The neck has a comfortable, natural feel. Four string players won't feel lost, even with the extra size. Intuitive on-board EQing options make it easy to dial in your exact sound. Plenty of the industry's best use this bass, and it's easy to see why. The last low-end machine you'll need to buy for quite a while.

This is a pro-level instrument from top to bottom that can handle just about any abuse that you put it through.

Special Features

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.

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized Premier Dealer for Ernie Ball. This Music Man Sterling 5 HH is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. Photos are of the exact bass you'll receive.

Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.