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    Sterling Early 2k vs 20teens

    Greetings, long time Stingray enthusiast, first time EBMM Forum poster.

    I am considering a few different used EBMM Sterling basses. Can someone tell me the main differences between a late 1990's/early 2000's, a 20teens, and a recent 2019 Sterling?

    I've been looking around and can't seem to find much spec information for the older models.

    Thanks!
    - Shane

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    Hi Shane,
    the first ones from 1993 had the bridge with mutes, different battery compartment and the recessed neckplate in the body.
    The H models from late 90ties hadn't any significant differences to the current Sterling.
    1979 StingRay natural maple

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bert View Post
    Hi Shane,
    the first ones from 1993 had the bridge with mutes, different battery compartment and the recessed neckplate in the body.
    The H models from late 90ties hadn't any significant differences to the current Sterling.
    Thanks for the reply. I've played a 2019 Sterling and loved it. They changed the styling to match that of the stingray special, which is my current work horse, but I wasn't sure if they changed any of the specs. That's cool to hear that the specs have not changed. Great bass, I'm thinking about buying a Sterling 5 and put on some light d'addario NYXLs for some funky playing. Love the clarity from the bass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ComeHomeShane View Post
    I'm thinking about buying a Sterling 5 and put on some light d'addario NYXLs for some funky playing. Love the clarity from the bass.
    The Sterling 5 is an amazing instrument, go for it!
    bovinehost: Yes, I do agree with that, but if there's nothing wrong then there's nothing wrong.
    Beth: I would compare Bongo to Tommy Lee Jones. Bad a$$ and just hot in a weird way...
    cheezewiz: They should take their lace thongs off and play bass.

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