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As with its 4 string counterpart, the Sterling 5 brings a big sound in a smaller more ergonomic design. Nine volt active 3 band EQ, 3 position pickup selector switch, and a ceramic humbucker with hum canceling phantom coil come standard, allowing the Sterling 5 to cut through any mix. An additional humbucker in the neck position is optional, adding even more tonal possibilities. Comfortable and compact, the Sterling 5 is well-suited for a wide range of players.

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Scarlet Red

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Specifications, Schematics & More

Specifications Sterling 5
Model Sterling 5
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)
Body Wood Select Hardwoods
Body Finish High gloss polyester
Bridge 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 Stainless Steel
Neck Width 1-3/4" (44.5 mm) at nut 2-3/4"" (69.9 mm) at last fret
Neck Wood Select roasted maple neck
Fingerboard Maple or Rosewood
Neck Finish Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
Tuning Machines Schaller BM, with tapered string posts
Truss Rod Adjustable - no component or string removal
Neck Attachment 5 bolts - 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; Dual Pickup, 3-band active preamp; vol, treble, mid, bass
Switching Single Pickup - 3-way lever pickup selector; Dual Pickup - 5-way lever pickup selector
Pickups Standard - Music Man® humbucking with ceramic magnets and hum canceling phantom coil; Optional - Dual Humbucking with ceramic magnets
Left Handed No
Strings 45w-65w-80w-100w-130w (Regular Slinky Bass #2836)

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Specifications Sterling 5
Model Sterling 5
Order 0
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)
Body Wood Select Hardwoods
Body Finish High gloss polyester
Body Colors
Body Bindings
Bridge Music Man® chrome plated, hardened steel bridge plate with stainless steel saddles
Pickguard
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 Stainless Steel
Neck Width 1-3/4" (44.5 mm) at nut 2-3/4"" (69.9 mm) at last fret
Neck Wood Select roasted maple neck
Fingerboard Maple or Rosewood
Fret Markers
Neck Finish Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
Neck Colors
Neck Binding
Tuning Machines Schaller BM, with tapered string posts
Truss Rod Adjustable - no component or string removal
Neck Attachment 5 bolts - 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; Dual Pickup, 3-band active preamp; vol, treble, mid, bass
Switching Single Pickup - 3-way lever pickup selector; Dual Pickup - 5-way lever pickup selector
Pickups Standard - Music Man® humbucking with ceramic magnets and hum canceling phantom coil; Optional - Dual Humbucking with ceramic magnets
Left Handed No
Strings 45w-65w-80w-100w-130w (Regular Slinky Bass #2836)

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