Lightweight Body and Active Electronics Make This Scaled Down Marvel a Real Powerhouse!
Despite sporting a slightly smaller body size and neck profile, the USA made Ernie Ball Music Man Left Handed Sterling 4 Bass boasts a big sound! The left handed Music Man Sterling 4 bass features an Ash body with a Vintage Blue Pearl finish that is extremely eye-catching. The roasted Maple neck sports a 22 fret Rosewood fingerboard and it has a nice slim feel.
The key to the Left Handed Ernie Ball Music Man Sterling 4‘s sound is its active electronics. Equipped with a 9 volt active 3 band EQ preamp and a ceramic humbucker with hum canceling phantom coil, the Left Handed Sterling 4 has a 3-way selector switch which allows you to choose among a variety of tones, allowing this bass to cut through any mix.
Hardware includes a Music Man® chrome plated, hardened steel bridge plate with stainless steel saddles, compensated nut, and Schaller BM tuning machines with tapered string posts for enhanced tuning stability.
Size: 12-1/2" wide, 1-5/8" thick, 43-7/8" long (31.8 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 111.4 cm long)
Body Wood: Ash
Body Finish: High gloss polyester
Bridge: Standard - Music Man® chrome plated, hardened steel bridge plate with stainless steel saddles (Stealth Black finish features matte black hardware)
Scale Length: 34" (86.4 cm)
Neck Radius: 11" (27.9 cm)
Headstock Size: Only 7-5/8" (19.4 cm) long
Frets: 22 - High profile, wide
Neck Width: 1-1/2" (38.1 mm) at nut, 2-1/2" (63.5 mm) at last fret
Neck Wood: Select maple neck
Fingerboard: Fretted - maple or rosewood
Neck Finish: Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
Neck Colors: Standard - Natural
Tuning Machines: Schaller BM, with tapered string posts
Neck Attachment: 5 bolts - perfect alignment with no shifting; Sculpted neck joint allows smooth access to higher frets
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
Left Handed: Yes
Crank Out Fat Tones With Active Electronics and a Classic Music Man Humbucker
The Music Man Sterling 4-String Bass is similar in shape to the StingRay, but is scaled down a bit, slightly shorter and narrower, with a smaller neck, making it lighter and easier to play. Featuring hot-rodded electronics including an active 3-band preamp, a Music Man humbucker with hum canceling phantom coil, and unique 3-way switching, the Left Handed Sterling 4 delivers everything a serious bass player would ever need in terms of tone and playability.