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    Weight Differences between 4 and 5 string Sterlings

    Hey Everyone,

    I was wondering if there was an appreciable weight difference between these two. The generic weights are listed as 9 lbs for each, but is this accurate?


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    Average weight is probably more accurate. I've owned a 9.8 lb. Sterling and a 8.2 lb. Sterling 4 string. There is a Sterling 5 on the BassCentral site that weighs over 10. It seems like it is a crapshoot but you are probably more likely to get a lightweight Sterling than a lightweight Stingray.
    BFR Redwood Stingray 4H - DOB 5-1-08
    Black Cherry Burst Sterling HH with rosewood - DOB 6-4-08
    Black Sugar - BFR Stingray 5HH - Roasted Birdseye neck - DOB 11-4-10
    PDN Starry Night Stingray SLO Special - DOB 1-4-17

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    I have had 3 Sterling 5s over the years:
    1 5 HS = 4.5 kg, 1 5 HH = 4.4 kg and (still have) a 5 H = 4.3 kg

    Agree on what Jakka has said. All the StingRay 5s I have owned were between 4.6 and 4.9 kg.
    2015 Bongo 5 HH, Sterling Silver, Rosewood Neck
    2015 Bongo 5 H, Neptune Blue, Birdseye Maple
    2017 StingRay 5, 30th Anniversary, Flammed Maple
    Xotic XJ 1T5, Natural, Maple
    Sandberg TT5p passive, Maple

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    Thanks for your responses guys! I just wanted to make sure the variance wasn't too huge, with like a 12+lb average for a 5 or something. A pound or two seems manageable.

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    Out of the five sterling 5's I have owned, 9-9.7 lbs. SR 5's 8.5- 11 lbs.

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