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    NBD - actually new old bass day.....

    Or new closet classic bass day - condition = 9.9! Major score for me - been looking for a Sterling 5H for a while now - all my preferences too - light weight (under 9#, honey burst, matching head stock, RW board) - found it by accident on talkbass - was looking around for latest classifieds and came across it - and I always check the bass guitars for sale section, but somehow missed this one when it was first listed. I did a search for the serial number and it was requested on here by a previous owner - it's a 2008 and as it turns out, so is my Sterling 4H! This makes a nice pair - got the clear pick guard on this one too. The grain is way better on the 4, but can't be picky about things like that. Anyway - like - like - like! No more GAS at this time.





    2008 Sterling 4H - Honey Burst / RW
    2008 Sterling 5H - Honey Burst / RW
    2013 Classic Sabre - Natural / RW
    2013 Sterling 5H - Sterling Silver / RW
    2014 Classic Sabre - Honey Burst / RW

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    That is so sweet. The clear pg looks great on your two. I have a sterling 5 HS honeyburst with rosewood I got off tb a few months back. Out of the 6 sterlings it is my favorite. Decided to change my avatar since I no longer have the white one.
    Last edited by five7; 05-18-2016 at 05:38 PM.

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    Nice. Very classy, classic EBMM colour!

    86 Sabre Nat
    87 TR
    87 Sun
    87 SR5 proto Peach
    88 Peach
    88 Sabre Peach
    88 Sabre Sun
    89 Blub
    89 SR5 Peach
    89 Sun
    89 SR5 TR
    90 Blub
    90 V Sun
    90 TR
    90 SR5 TR
    92 Sun
    92 V Sun
    94 Sterl Sun
    98 Sher G MHS
    00 SR5 Mtl Flake G MHS
    02 Gun Silv MHS
    03 SR5 Wh
    07 TR
    09 25th 5 HSS
    09 Class Surf G
    09 Class Fiesta Red MHS
    10 Class SR5 Blk x2
    16 Big Al 5 SSS Vint Tob PDN MHS
    17 Old Sm Choc B x2
    17 30th SR5 RW
    17 30th SR5 M
    18 SR5S Vint Tob
    18 SR5S Aqua Sp

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    If i where you i'd post the serial number again and ask abouth the wood used for the body. Looks like mahogany or alder to me.... i could be wrong. Might be a special run?

    Annyhow, great looking coupleof basses!
    1977 stingray II guitar--walnut------------maple fb
    1994 stingray 4H---------natural------------rosewood fb
    1998 sterling 4H----------trans red---------birdseye maple/rw
    2006 Jp6---------------------mystic dream--birdseye maple/rw
    2010 Classic sr4----------coral red---------birdseye maple
    2013 Luke III HSS--------olive gold--------rosewood neck
    2014 stingray 4 HH-----neptune blue---flamed maple
    2014 Luke III HSS--------bodhi blue-------birdseye maple/rw

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    Congrats. Clear pg on both looks great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod Trussbroken View Post
    Congrats. Clear pg on both looks great.
    Thanks!
    2008 Sterling 4H - Honey Burst / RW
    2008 Sterling 5H - Honey Burst / RW
    2013 Classic Sabre - Natural / RW
    2013 Sterling 5H - Sterling Silver / RW
    2014 Classic Sabre - Honey Burst / RW

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanderhermans View Post
    If i where you i'd post the serial number again and ask abouth the wood used for the body. Looks like mahogany or alder to me.... i could be wrong. Might be a special run?

    Annyhow, great looking coupleof basses!
    Good idea! I thought the same thing too - maybe alder. It does not have the grain that ash usually has.
    2008 Sterling 4H - Honey Burst / RW
    2008 Sterling 5H - Honey Burst / RW
    2013 Classic Sabre - Natural / RW
    2013 Sterling 5H - Sterling Silver / RW
    2014 Classic Sabre - Honey Burst / RW

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    That's a sexy pair of Sterlings. Congrats on the new acquisition!

    2018 Bongo 5 HH Barolo
    2016 Caprice Heritage Tobacco
    2007 Sterling 4 HS Dargie Delight
    2013 Sterling 4 HH Sapphire Black
    2014 Sterling 5 HH Vintage Sunburst
    2019 Stingray Short Scale Ultra Marine Blue

    2016 Cutlass SSS Ivory White
    2011 Silhouette HSH Candy Apple Red
    2011 Silhouette HSH Vintage Sunburst
    2016 Valentine Trans Buttermilk

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    Do another pic with the honeyburst Sabre. Looks like Ash to me - with less grain.
    1979 StingRay natural maple

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bert View Post
    Do another pic with the honeyburst Sabre. Looks like Ash to me - with less grain.
    I'll post a pic with the whole group ASAP - I shot a pic of the back - I agree with you - looks like ash - more grain on the back though....


    2008 Sterling 4H - Honey Burst / RW
    2008 Sterling 5H - Honey Burst / RW
    2013 Classic Sabre - Natural / RW
    2013 Sterling 5H - Sterling Silver / RW
    2014 Classic Sabre - Honey Burst / RW

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grugenhagen View Post
    That's a sexy pair of Sterlings. Congrats on the new acquisition!
    Thanks!
    2008 Sterling 4H - Honey Burst / RW
    2008 Sterling 5H - Honey Burst / RW
    2013 Classic Sabre - Natural / RW
    2013 Sterling 5H - Sterling Silver / RW
    2014 Classic Sabre - Honey Burst / RW

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    The back does look more like typical ash. But there is no hurt in asking is there?
    1977 stingray II guitar--walnut------------maple fb
    1994 stingray 4H---------natural------------rosewood fb
    1998 sterling 4H----------trans red---------birdseye maple/rw
    2006 Jp6---------------------mystic dream--birdseye maple/rw
    2010 Classic sr4----------coral red---------birdseye maple
    2013 Luke III HSS--------olive gold--------rosewood neck
    2014 stingray 4 HH-----neptune blue---flamed maple
    2014 Luke III HSS--------bodhi blue-------birdseye maple/rw

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    2008 Sterling 4H - Honey Burst / RW
    2008 Sterling 5H - Honey Burst / RW
    2013 Classic Sabre - Natural / RW
    2013 Sterling 5H - Sterling Silver / RW
    2014 Classic Sabre - Honey Burst / RW

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    Those are 3 fine basses, man! Strange how both your sterlings are made in 2008, yet the burst on the 4 string looks more brown, the 5 strings seems more red.
    1977 stingray II guitar--walnut------------maple fb
    1994 stingray 4H---------natural------------rosewood fb
    1998 sterling 4H----------trans red---------birdseye maple/rw
    2006 Jp6---------------------mystic dream--birdseye maple/rw
    2010 Classic sr4----------coral red---------birdseye maple
    2013 Luke III HSS--------olive gold--------rosewood neck
    2014 stingray 4 HH-----neptune blue---flamed maple
    2014 Luke III HSS--------bodhi blue-------birdseye maple/rw

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    http://forums.ernieball.com/attachme...-4p1010722.jpg

    @ sanderhermans My thoughts too.
    My '96 honeyburst is more brown, cherryburst was much more reddish.
    They all look honeyburst to me.
    Last edited by Bert; 05-19-2016 at 11:40 AM.
    1979 StingRay natural maple

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