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Sterling SB14

Introducing the Sterling bass — a passive powerhouse. With an alnico V parallel humbucker delivering vintage-style warmth and response, this bass ensures a balanced sound across genres. It’s the perfect choice for those who love the retro look and feel of the original Ernie Ball Music Man Sterling model while favoring the reliability and performance of a passive bass. Don’t let the simplicity fool you though, this 4-string can pack quite a versatile punch.

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Perfect for straightforward performance, this passive bass is equipped with a single alnico V humbucker and 1 tone / 1 volume knob, delivering a classic yet powerful tone.


The Sterling, modeled after the original Ernie Ball Music Man model, is beloved for its slightly smaller body and neck profile, offering a big sound in a comfortable package. All new for 2024, this limited-edition bass is available in a Natural finish with a Swamp Ash body.


Model SB14
Body Wood Swamp Ash
Finish Options Natural (NT)
Bridge Sterling by Music Man-Designed Bridge
Pickguard White
Scale Length 34" (86.4cm)
Neck Radius 9.5" (24 cm)
Frets 22 Frets, Medium
Neck Width 1.5" (38mm) at Nut, 2.44" (62mm) at Last Fret
Neck Wood Hard Maple
Fingerboard Hard Maple
Fret Markers Black Dot Markers
Tuning Machines Open Gear
Truss Rod Dual Action
Neck Attachment 6 Bolt Pattern
Controls 1 Volume, 1 Tone
Switching N/A
Pickups H - 1 Alnico V Humbucker
Strings Ernie Ball 2834 Super Slinky
Gig Bag N/A