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SKU MUSICM-170-C3-20-01-CS-BM

Ernie Ball Music Man Sterling H 4-String Bass, Firemist Gold, Rosewood Fretboard, 8.5 lbs.

$2,349.00
  • Music Man Sterling 4
  • Firemist Gold
  • Select Ash Body
  • Select Maple Neck - Gunstock Oil and Hand-Rubbed Special Wax Blend Neck Finish
  • Rosewood Fretboard
  • 34" Scale Length
  • 1 1/2" Nut Width
  • 22 High Profile Wide Frets
  • 11" Radius
  • Music Man Ceramic Humbucker
  • 3 Band Active Preamp: Volume, Bass, Mid, High Controls
  • 3-Way Selector Switch (for series, parallel, and single-coil operation)
  • 3-Ply Black Pickguard
  • Black Hardware
  • Schaller BM Tuners with Tapered Posts
  • Music Man Chrome Plated Hardened Steel Bridge 
  • 5 Bolt Neck Plate
  • Molded Plastic Music Man Hard Shell Case and Case Candy
  • Instrument Weight: 8.5 lbs.
  • Serial #: F81596

Player's Perspective

This bass is a classic. It has a tremendous resonance, incomparably tight lows and a punchy top end that's a total knock out. The neck is very comfortable and satiny smooth, which makes for a comfortable feel and a fast ride all the way up and down. It has more of a jazz-neck vibe than the StingRay does. This is one of those instruments that's put together well enough to let you feel every little vibration of every note you play. The layout is easy to work with yet provides a wide variety of exceptional tones.

This is for the bassist who wants all of that classic StingRay growl but with an even fatter sound and smaller body and neck. It borrows from plenty of bass designs to create one complete and unique instrument that can do pretty much anything. The lows are tight and focused while still being absolutely massive. The mids are warm and punchy without being too harsh. The ceramic pickups will help you slice right through a mix full of distorted guitars, for example, and will put just the right amount of low-mids emphasis without being too nasally or having too much of that high-mids grind. The high-end is smooth and crystal clear.

Between the 3 playing modes that you can access with the selector switch (parallel, series, and single-coil) and the powerful 3-band onboard EQ, there really is a lot of versatility in this simple, one pickup design. This is a killer bass and at only 8.5 lbs, it's comfortable to play all night long.

Item Details

Renowned for its slightly smaller body and neck profile, the Sterling 4 string bass boasts a big sound. 9 volt active 3 band EQ preamp, 3-position pickup selector switch and a ceramic humbucker with hum-canceling phantom coil come standard on the Sterling, allowing this bass to cut through any mix.

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized Premier Dealer for Ernie Ball Music Man. This Sterling 4 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 4
  • Firemist Gold
  • Select Ash Body
  • Select Maple Neck - Gunstock Oil and Hand-Rubbed Special Wax Blend Neck Finish
  • Rosewood Fretboard
  • 34" Scale Length
  • 1 1/2" Nut Width
  • 22 High Profile Wide Frets
  • 11" Radius
  • Music Man Ceramic Humbucker
  • 3 Band Active Preamp: Volume, Bass, Mid, High Controls
  • 3-Way Selector Switch (for series, parallel, and single-coil operation)
  • 3-Ply Black Pickguard
  • Black Hardware
  • Schaller BM Tuners with Tapered Posts
  • Music Man Chrome Plated Hardened Steel Bridge 
  • 5 Bolt Neck Plate
  • Molded Plastic Music Man Hard Shell Case and Case Candy
  • Instrument Weight: 8.5 lbs.
  • Serial #: F81596

Player's Perspective

This bass is a classic. It has a tremendous resonance, incomparably tight lows and a punchy top end that's a total knock out. The neck is very comfortable and satiny smooth, which makes for a comfortable feel and a fast ride all the way up and down. It has more of a jazz-neck vibe than the StingRay does. This is one of those instruments that's put together well enough to let you feel every little vibration of every note you play. The layout is easy to work with yet provides a wide variety of exceptional tones.

This is for the bassist who wants all of that classic StingRay growl but with an even fatter sound and smaller body and neck. It borrows from plenty of bass designs to create one complete and unique instrument that can do pretty much anything. The lows are tight and focused while still being absolutely massive. The mids are warm and punchy without being too harsh. The ceramic pickups will help you slice right through a mix full of distorted guitars, for example, and will put just the right amount of low-mids emphasis without being too nasally or having too much of that high-mids grind. The high-end is smooth and crystal clear.

Between the 3 playing modes that you can access with the selector switch (parallel, series, and single-coil) and the powerful 3-band onboard EQ, there really is a lot of versatility in this simple, one pickup design. This is a killer bass and at only 8.5 lbs, it's comfortable to play all night long.

Item Details

Renowned for its slightly smaller body and neck profile, the Sterling 4 string bass boasts a big sound. 9 volt active 3 band EQ preamp, 3-position pickup selector switch and a ceramic humbucker with hum-canceling phantom coil come standard on the Sterling, allowing this bass to cut through any mix.

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized Premier Dealer for Ernie Ball Music Man. This Sterling 4 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.