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.
|Size||12-1/2" wide, 1-5/8" thick, 45-1/4" long (31.8 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 114.9 cm long)|
|Weight||9 lbs, 11oz (4.39 kg) - varies slightly|
|Body Finish||High gloss polyester|
|Bridge||Standard - Music Man® chrome plated, hardened steel bridge plate with stainless steel saddles|
|Scale Length||34" (86.4 cm)|
|Neck Radius||11" (27.9 cm)|
|Headstock Size||Only 9" (22.9 cm) long|
|Frets||22 - High profile, wide|
|Neck Width||1-3/4" (44.5 mm) at nut 2-3/4"" (69.9 mm) at last fret|
|Neck Wood||Select maple neck|
|Fingerboard||Fretted - maple|
|Neck Finish||Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend|
|Neck Colors||Standard - Natural|
|Tuning Machines||Schaller BM, with tapered string posts|
|Truss Rod||Adjustable - no component or string removal|
|Neck Attachment||5 bolts - perfect alignment with no shifting; Sculpted neck joint allows smooth access to higher frets|
|Electronic Shielding||Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum lined control cover|
|Controls||Single Pickup, 3-band active preamp; vol, treble, mid, bass;|
|Switching||Single Pickup - 3-way lever pickup selector.|
|Pickups||Standard - Music Man® humbucking with ceramic magnets and hum canceling phantom coil;|
|Strings||45w-65w-80w-100w-130w (Regular Slinky Bass #2836)|