View Full Version : 2004 musicman sterling

07-30-2005, 11:06 PM
Well this is my first review and so here it goes...

This bass is simply amazing, with its 3 band eq, active electronics and 3 way coil select switch this bass can make just about every tone. The sterling's bodys are smaller then stingrays and also unlike the stingrays have slimmer necks and the 3 way switch. Now the 3 ways switch is interesting with it one way you have a more boomy bassy sound and its good for the e and a strings, with it in the middle you have your standard string way tone and with it the other way you have a metallic lower sound which is very good for primus like slapping and popping and strumming ect. The neck is smooth and the tone is sweet.

rating/ 5 out of 5
it deserves it.


sorry for the lack of a better picture. also mine is in desert orange but i cant seem to find one of that color anywhere on the net.

07-31-2005, 09:12 AM
what did you pay for it and where did you get it?

07-31-2005, 06:22 PM
i got mine at GC for 1200$ new

The Great Scots
08-18-2005, 03:19 AM
$1200 is a very nice price. Musicman has been played by many great artists, including Louis Johnson of course, and is know for it's slap bass sound. I haven't seen any new musicman basses under 1k. I know that any guitar center will have a row of these hanging somewhere.

08-18-2005, 06:08 AM
I would give it a 3/5

08-18-2005, 06:38 AM
i would give them a 4.5/5 they are great basses congratulations on the buy.

08-21-2005, 07:50 PM
does the year make a difference?... obviously an 80's to a 00's would be different.. but, just curious is theres been any major changes to em?

11-10-2005, 07:20 PM
The older models have string mutes on the bridge.

11-22-2005, 04:18 PM
definately worth it.
i really like those 3 way switches. my sr5 has it, and it adds so much more tonal diversity.

11-24-2005, 07:09 AM
mmm.... birdseye maple rox my sox!