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