After much soul searching I have decided to move on my Musicman Sterling.
The serial number indicates that the bass was manufactured in November 2020, & i purchased the bass from Thomann's in January of this year.
When it arrived i noticed that the phantom/third coil had become detatched from the bottom of the pickup. I contacted Strings&Things who in turned contacted Ernie Ball Musicman in the USA who sent out a replacement. In the meantime i managed to glue the phantom coil back into the place, which has held ever since. This means that i'm including the replacement pick up as part of the sale.
It comes complete with it's original case which hasn't left the house ( used a mono gig bag for gigs ) & case candy.
Condition wise the bass is in a vgc. It has been gigged a few times, & i was a bit clumsy walking through a door once which has resulted in a small indentation to the headstock. I've also noticed a couple of marks on the upper horn which i've tried to photogragh. None of these affect the playability of the bass in any way.
It is currently fitted with Dunlop strap locks which i'll keep on, & i'll supply the locking mechanism to go onto the strap. The original strap pins are also included in the sale in case you want to swap back.
Weight wise the website says 9lbs ( 4.1kgs ). I haven't been able to weigh it, but it's certainly lighter than a Stingray i moved on in the past.
Only looking at selling within the UK, & collection is preferred.
Thanks for looking
Specs taken from the Musicman website;
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-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 7-5/8" (19.4 cm) long
Frets22 - High profile, wide stainless steel
Neck Width1-1/2" (38.1 mm) at nut, 2-1/2" (63.5 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 RodAdjustable - no component or string removal
Neck Attachment5 bolts - Sculpted neck joint allows smooth access to higher frets
Electronic ShieldingGraphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum lined control cover
ControlsSingle Pickup, 3-band active preamp; vol, treble, mid, bass; Dual Pickup, 3-band active preamp; vol, treble, mid, bass
SwitchingSingle Pickup - 3-way lever pickup selector; Dual Pickup - 5-way lever pickup selector
PickupsStandard - Music Man® humbucking with ceramic magnets and hum canceling phantom coil