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(1993-current)



Courtesy "philthygeezer".

37125...2 Mar 1993. Black with Birdseye Maple. Flea bridge (saddles string grooves offset to left). Made without pg and no pg holes. "Ernie Ball Music Man" appears on headstock logo but no model name for Bass. No stampings on the 5 bolt neck plate. Owner advised by EB...one of the first made and instrument built as a pre-series model for European market.
37523...6 Aug 1993. EB records colour as "Special" (which signifies a "prototype" Colour). Similar to Pearl Teal. Rosewood fretboard. Trans bridge (A Flea bridge with mutes replaced with hex screws). "Ernie Ball Music Man" appears on headstock logo but no model name for Bass. No stampings on the 5 bolt neck plate. Made without pg and no pg holes. Prehaps another pre-series Sterling as 37125.
37951...7 July 1993. Black with Maple.
38007...1993. Sunburst (forerunner to Honeyburst) with Rosewood. Black pg.
38064...9 July 1993. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Flea bridge.
38067...June 1993. Natural with Maple. Black pg. "Flea" bridge. "TM" on logo in lower position.
38074...July 1993. Pearl Blue with Maple. Black pg.
38084...June 1993. Sunburst with Rosewood. Black pg. Flea bridge.
38086...DOB 14 July 1993. Trans Red with Maple. Due to flood damage new Maple neck fitted by Ernie Ball along with tuners and pg.
38126...Body 22 June 1993. Sunburst (old) with Maple. Black pg. Body pocket marked "SUNBST". "TM" on headstock logo in lower position.
38280...Aug 1993. Serial date supplied and double checked by Greg at EB. Advised that the Sterling was first shown in 1993 at the Nashville NAMM show.
38356...DOB 29 July 1993. Pearl Blue with Maple.
38432...Inspection sheet dated 13 Sept 1993. Pearl Blue with birdseye and flamed Maple. Black pg. Flea bridge. Black Tolex case.
38467...16 Sept 1993. Pearl Blue with Maple. Black pg.
38509...09/93. Pearl White with Maple. Black pg.
38587...30 Sept 1993. Pearl White with Maple. Poplar body.
38590...1 Oct 1993. Pearl White with Rosewood. White pg (originally Black). Flea bridge.
38826...2 Nov 1993. Black with Rosewood. Black pg.
39475...Neck 13 Jan 1993. Body 20 Dec 1993. Black with Maple.
39519...Neck 5 Jan 1994. Carbon Blue Pearl with Maple
39935...Feb 1994. Maple neck.
40156...DOB 22 Mar 1994. Pearl Blue. "P Blue" in neck pocket. This is a darker shade and earlier version of the finish now known as "Blue Pearl".
40327...DOB 13 Apl 1994. Trans Red.
40460...04/94. Black with Rosewood. Black pg.
40540...29 Apl 1994. Black with Rosewood.
40541...May 1994.
40580...24 Apl 1994. Pearl Blue.
40604...28 Apl 1994. Sunburst (Honeyburst) with Maple. Black pg. Flea bridge.
40722...1 June 1994. Sunburst (older Honeyburst) with Maple. Black pg.
40940...23 May 1994. Black.
40948...Body 2 May 1994.
40990...1994. Pearl Blue with Maple. Flea bridge.
41393...12 June 1995. Blue Pearl with Rosewood.
42280...Neck 23 Aug 1994. Body 2 Feb 1994. Rosewood fretboard. Black pg. Flea bridge.
42432...1994. Sunburst with Birds Eye Maple. Black pg. Flea bridge.
42498...23 Aug 1994. Sunburst (now called Honeyburst) with Rosewood. Black pg.
42759...Neck 17 Oct 1994. Body 12 Sept 1994. Carbon Blue Pearl with rosewood. Black pg.
43311...DOB 3 Nov 1994. Black with Birdseye Maple. Tort pg.
43482...09/94. Black with Maple. Black pg.
43840...18 Nov 1994. Sunburst.
44204...1994. Sunburst with Rosewood. Black pg. (Re-named Honeyburst in 2002).
44407...16 Feb 1995.
44791...Feb 1995. Honeyburst with Maple.
45346...04/95. Honeyburst (?) with Maple. Black pg. Trans bridge.
45386...04/95. Natural with Rosewood. Black pg. Trans bridge.
45406...20 Apl 1995. Sunburst (fore-runner to Honeyburst).
45432...26 Apl 1995. Sunburst (fore-runner to Honeyburst) with Maple.
45995...4 Aug 1995. Pearl Blue with Maple.
46145...Neck 23 Aug 1995. Body 9 Aug 1995. Pre-amp date 8 May 1995. Honeyburst with Rosewood. Black pg. Trans bridge.
46238...1995. Natural Velvet with Maple. Black pg. Trans bridge. Plastic battery receptor.
46423...DOB 4 Oct 1995. Trans Red with Rosewood. Black pg. Refitted with two non-original Bartolini pickups. Trans bridge.
46464...Oct 1995. Black with Maple. 3 Band EQ. White pearloide pg.
47119...1995. Blue Pearl with Maple. Matt Black pg. Trans bridge.
47171...12/95. Sunburst (or Honeyburst?) with Rosewood. Black pg. Trans bridge.
47266...17 Nov 1995. Pearl Blue with Maple.
47504...Pre-amp 11 Dec 1995. Natural Velvet with Rosewood. Black pg. Trans Bridge. Plastic battery receptor.
47547...DOB 29 Sep 1995. Purple (solid) with metal flake. Maple neck. White Pearl pg. Trans bridge.
48441...02/96. Black with Maple.
48501...1996. Pearl Blue (?) with Maple. Black pg. Plastic battery compartment. Trans Bridge.
48530...14 Feb 1996. Honeyburst with Rosewood. Black pg. Trans bridge.
48589...03/96. Natural (Velvet).
48596...DOB 15 Mar 1996. Blue Pearl with Rosewood.
48734...12 Feb 1996. Natural Velvet.
49246...DOB 20 Mar 1996. Described as "Deep Red" with Maple.
49358...Neck Aug 1996 (hand written). Body 19 Feb 1996. Trans Red with Rosewood. Black pg. TRANS BRIDGE.
B03173...1996. Trans Red with Rosewood. Black pg. "TM" on headstock logo in lower position.
B03177...05/96. EB advise that their "B" serials are "Very Rare". (Note: only five digits follow the "B"). Blue with Rosewood. FRETLESS. Black pg.
B03220...06/96. Pearl Blue with Maple. Black pg.
B03268...Pre-amp dated 6 Jul 1996. Natural Velvet with Rosewood and birdseye Maple.Black pg.
B03316...6 June 1996. Black with Maple. Poplar body.
B03380...Jun 1996. Serial on Bridge.
B03402...3 May 1996. Pearl Blue with Maple.
B03442...Pre-amp dated 6 June 1996. Natural with Maple. Black pg. 5 bolt recessed neck plate.
B03507...Sticker on bass pot 11 June 1996. Honeyburst with lined fretless Pau Ferro. Birdseye Maple neck. Black pg.
B04441...1996. Pearl Purple. with Rosewood. White Pearl pg.
B04443...6 Sep 1996. Black with Maple.
B04694...18 Dec 1996. Pearl Purple with Maple. White Pearl pg. EB data base refers to this finish as "Special" as approx only 70 finished in this colour in 1996. Eight stayed in the USA and rest went to Germany. Colour subsequently offered from c.1999-2001.
D05292...13 Mar 1997. Pearl Blue with Maple.
D05296...03/97. Blue with Rosewood. Black pg.
D06751...1997. Black with Rosewood (Birds-eye Maple).
D07684...31 Oct 1997.
D07790...17 Nov 1997. Honeyburst with Rosewood. Tort pg.
D08408...9 Jan 1998. Black. Black pg.
D08785...1998. Black.
F00007...DOB 30 Jan 1998. Natural with Maple. Black pg.
F00009...3 Feb 1998. Trans Red with Rosewood. Black pg. First Bass from new EB factory location at San Luis Obispo. Signed by both Ernie and Sterling Ball.
F00025...27 Feb 1998. Natural Velvet with Rosewood. Black pg.
F00039...27 Feb 1998. Natural with Rosewood (Birdseye Maple neck). Black pg.
F00055...1998. Trans Red with Rosewood. Black pg.
F00059...1998. Honeyburst with Rosewood. Black pg.
F00092...DOB 24 Mar 1998. Honeyburst with lined fretless Pau Ferro.
F00130...04/98. Natural with Maple. Black pg.
F00330...Purchased Oct 1999. Honeyburst with Maple. Black pg.
F00333...Neck 15 June 1998 with initials "JS". Body 12 May 1998. Trans Red with Rosewood (flamed Maple neck). Black pg.
F00338...1998. Black with Maple. Black pg.
F00448...07/98. Blue with Maple. Black pg.
F00456...8 July 1998. Blue Pearl.
F00517...08/98. Sunburst with Rosewood. Black pg. "TM" in lower position on headstock logo.
F00551...13 Aug 1998. Pearl Blue with Rosewood.
F00599...5 Aug 1998. Sunburst (forerunner to Honeyburst).
F00675...Sep 1998.
F00748...1998. Silver with Rosewood. Black pg.
F00833...1998. Blue Pearl with Maple. Black pg. "TM" in lower position on headstock logo.
F00912...8 Jan 1999. Pearl Blue.
F00978...12/98. Body 29 Sept 1998. Honeyburst with Rosewood. Black pg. "TM" on headstock logo in lower position. One piece body.
F01058...26 Apl 1999. Sunburst with Rosewood.
F01094...1 Dec 2004. Egyptian Smoke.
F01122...9 Feb 1999. Sunburst (old version of Honeyburst) with Rosewood. Black pg.
F01169...03/99. Black with Rosewood. Tort pg.
F01189...03/99. Black with Rosewood. Black pg.
F01237...05/99. Black with Rosewood.
F01263...Pre-amp date 23 June 1999.
F01275...06/99. Pearl Blue with Maple. Matching headstock. Black pg.
F01309...18 June 1999. Honeyburst with Maple.
F01333...DOB 13 July 1999. Trans Gold with Maple. White pg.
F01343...6 July 1999. Pearl Blue with Rosewood. Poplar body.
F01454...DOB 1 Aug 1999. Trans Gold with Maple. Matching headstock. White pg. "TM" in lower position.
F01514...Oct 1999. Black Sparkle with Rosewood. Original Black pg replaced with White Pearloid.
F01594...15 Oct 1999. Pearl Blue.
F01625...1999. Natural with Rosewood. Black pg. "TM" in down position.
F01665...Purchased new 1999. Black with Rosewood. Tort pg.
F01743...28 Oct 1999. No other info.
F01766...26 Oct 1999. Pearl Platinum.
F01778...28 Dec 1999. Sunburst (fore-runner to Honeyburst).
F01785...19 Oct 1999. Pearl Blue with Maple. Black pg.
F01871...12/99.
F02026...01/00. Mocha Brown with Maple. White pg. Serial on neck. new neck plate logo.
F02062...01/00. Purchased Apl 2000. Black with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate.
F02073...01/00. Blue Pearl with Flamed Maple. Matching headstock. White pg. Plastic battery receptor.
F02111...02/00. Sunburst with Rosewood. White Pearl pg. "TM" on logo in down position.
F02129...2000. Sunburst with Rosewood. Piezo bridge.
F02148...8 Feb 2000. Sunburst.
F02154...11 Feb 2000. Trans Teal with Pau Ferro fretless. Black Pearl pg. Piezo bridge.
F02197...02/00. Piezo bridge. No other info.
F02214...06/00. Pearl Blue with Maple. Matching headstock. Original Black pg replaced with pink mirrow.
F02252...5 June 2000. Lavender Pearl with Maple. White Pearl pg. Matching headstock. "TM" on headstock logo in lower position.
F02297...
F02309...14 July 2000. White with Maple. Matching Headstock. Black Pearl pg.
F02340...1999. Black Sparkle with Maple. Matching headstock. Black pg.
F02465...03/00. Honeyburst(?) with Maple. Matching headstock. White pg.
F02479...04/00. No other info.
F02667...DOB 6 Apl 2000. Vintage Sunburst with Maple. Matching headstock. Non-original clear pg.
F02676...03/00. Trans Blue with Maple. Black pg. "TM" on headstock in lower position.
F02733...2 June 2000.
F02759...2 June 2000. Trans Teal with Maple. White pg.
F02817...23 Aug 2000.
F02857...23 Aug 2000.
F02890...07/00. Blue with Maple. Black pg.
F02900...Year 2000. Especially made for "Nine Inch Nails". One control knob only. Black with Rosewood. Black pg.
F02921...DOB 20 Sept 2000. Neck 18 Sept 2000 Initial in pencil reads “W” (person who worked on the neck). Also an imprint stamp with letter "B". Body August (5?) rubber-stamped. Pencilled date illegible other than year 00. “TRANS” and “170” (model number) also appear in body pocket. Trans Gold with Rosewood. Black pg.
F03000...6 Sept 2000. Pearl Blue with Maple. Black pg.
F03028...Year 2000. Trans Red with Rosewood. Black pg. Serial on neck. New neck plate logo.
F03048...09/00. Black Sparkle with matching headstock. Maple Neck. Black Pearloid pg. Piezo PUP.
F03070...10/00. Sunburst (?) with Maple. Black pg.
F03080...19 Sept 2000. Black Sparkle with Rosewood. Matching headstock.
F03109...Owner says 2000 model. Honeyburst with Maple. Tort pg (originally White pg).
F03123...6 Dec 2001. Natural with fretless Pau Ferro. Black pg.
F03142...11/00. (EB says 11/01 but may be typographical error). Owner says made June 2002. Natural with Rosewood lined Fretless. Tort pg.
F03213...11/00. Grey with Rosewood. Matching headstock. Black Pearloid pg.
F03221...12/00. Trans Red with Maple. Black pg.
F03233...Nov 2000. Trans Teal with Rosewood.
F03247...7 Dec 2000. Trans Red with Maple. Matching headstock.
F03278...11/00. No info.
F03320...DOB 12 Dec 2000. Metalflake Green with Maple. Tort pg. Piezo bridge.
F03394...12/00. Teal with Maple. Original White pg replaced with Black.
F03397...29 Dec 2000. Trans Red. Piezo bridge.
F03479...01/01. Black with Rosewood. Matching headstock. Black pg.
F03488...01/01. Silver with matching Headstock. Rosewood Neck. Black Pearloid pg.
F03489...5 Jan 2001. Black with Rosewood. Black pg.
F03534...13 Feb 2001. Vintage Sunburst with lined fretless Pau Ferro. Matching headstock. Tort pg.
F03578...02/01. Sunburst with lined fretless Rosewood. Tort pg. Matching headstock. "TM" in upper position after word "Sterling".
F03610...20 Feb 2001. Trans Purple with Maple. White Pearl pg.
F03632...28 Feb 2001. Pearl Purple. White Pearl pg.
F03670...2 years old (as at Jul 2003). Trans Purple with Maple. White Pearloid pg.
F03678...Purchased 2001. Trans Purple. White Pearl pg.
F03679...Feb 2001.
F03717...2 (or 3rd) Feb 2001. Pearl Blue with Maple. White Pearloid pg.
F03726...Purchased new in 2001. White sparkle with Rosewood. White pearloid pg.
F03730...3 Apl 2001. White Sparkle.
F03765...03/01. Vintage Sunburst with unlined fretless Pau Ferro. White pg. Piezo bridge.
F03793...Neck 20 Mar 2001. Body 5 (?) Jan 2001. Pearl Blue with Rosewood. Black pg.
F03819...2001. Blue with Rosewood. Black pg.
F03822...DOB 29 Mar 2001. Natural with lined fretless Rosewood. Tort pg. Piezo bridge.
F03845...03/01. Vintage Sunburst with lined fretless Rosewood. Black pg. Piezo bridge.
F03851...Mar 2001.
F03876...4 Apl 2001. Vintage Sunburst with Rosewood. Black pg.
F03888...23 Mar 2001. Black with Rosewood.
F03939...Purchased 2001.White Sparkle with Rosewood. White Pearl pg.
F03967...2001. Natural with Maple. Black Pearl pg. Piezo bridge.
F03996...DOB 3 May 2001. Trans Red with Rosewood. Matching Headstock. Black pearl pg.
F04022...29 May 2003. Burnt Apple.
F04208...05/01. Rosewood with Black pg.
F04244...2001. Blue Dawn with Birdseye Maple.
F04277...DOB 9 May 2001. Blue Pearl with Rosewood. White pg.
F04333...06/01. Blue Sparkle Burst with Maple. Flat Black pg. New neck plate logo.
F04432...Bought Nov 2006. White Sparkle. White pg.
F04528...2001. Pearl Blue with Maple. Black pg.
F04654...08/01. Blue Pearl with Maple. Matching headstock. Black pg.
F04664...DOB 11 Mar 2002.
F04704...Sep 2001. White Sparkle with Rosewood. White Pearl pg. "TM" on headstock logo in upper position.
F04718...2001. Medalion Gold with Rosewood.
F04754...2001. Trans Gold with Maple. White Pearl pg.
F04790...10/01. Cherry Sparkle with Rosewood. Matching headstock. Black pg.
F04798...08/01. Candy Red with matching Headstock. Maple neck. White Pearloid pg.
F04828...DOB 25 Oct 2001. Blue Pearl with Rosewood.
F04846...10/01. Pearl Blue with Rosewood. Black pg.
F04856...7 Nov 2001. Black with Maple neck.
F04860...10/01. Trans Teal(?) with Rosewood. Matching Headstock. White Pearl pg.
F04873...21 Oct 2001. Black with maple.
F04885...24 Oct 2001. Trans Red.
F04997...11 Dec 2001. Natural with Pau Ferro fretless. Piezo option.
F05112...2002. Natural with Pau Ferro lined fretless. Tort pg. Piezo bridge.
F05142...01/02. Blue Dawn with Maple. Black pg. "TM" upper position.
F05199...9 Jan 2002. White with Fretless Pau Ferro. Piezo bridge.
F05200...9 Jan 2002. Trans Green.
F05226...DOB 1 Feb 2002.
F05305...DOB 1 Feb 2002. Midnight Blue Sparkle with Maple. White pearloid pg. Piezo option. Owner advised by Sterling Ball that Bass is only finish to have Piezo Option.
F05335...8 Feb 2002. Autumn Redburst.
F05345...Jan 2002. Black with Rosewood. Matching headstock. Black pg.
F05365...18 Apl 2002. Trans Green.
F05371...2002. Honeyburst with Rosewood. White pg.
F05414...Feb 2002. Trans Orange with Maple. Matching Headstock. White Pearloid pg.
F05483...04/02. White with Rosewood. White Pearl pg. "TM" positioned at top on headstock logo.
F05618...16 Apl 2002.
F05635...18 Apl 2002. Trans Green with Rosewood. White Pearl pg.
F05705...03/02. White Sparkle with Rosewood. White Abolone pg.
F05719...03/02. White Sparkle with Rosewood. White Pearl pg.
F05728...20 Mar 2002. Autumn Redburst with Rosewood.
F05731...2 Apl 2002. Sunburst with Rosewood. White pg.
F05739...20 Mar 2002. Natural.
F05816...05/02. Natural with Rosewood. Tort pg. "TM" on headstock logo in upper position.
F05854...05/02. Candy Red with Rosewood. White pearloid pg.
F05855...05/02. Midnight Blue Sparkle with Rosewood. Black pg.
F05860...DOB 21 May 2002. Burnt Apple with Rosewood. Matt Black pg.
F05866...DOB 24 May 2002. Natural with Rosewood (originally Maple). Tort pg.
F05870...2002. Black sparkle with Rosewood.
F05874...16 May 2002. Midnight Blue Sparkle with Maple. Black Pearl pg.
F05909...06/02. Trans Teal (or Blue) with Rosewood. White Pearl pg. New neck plate logo.
F05958...06/02. Black Sparkle.
F05968...2002. Trans Teal with Maple. Black pg.
F06009...21 June 2002.Natural with Maple. Piezo bridge.
F06025...23 July 2002. White Sparkle.
F06061...07/02. Sparkle Blueburst with Maple. Black pg. "TM" in upper position.
F06081...07/02. White Sparkle with Rosewood. Black Pearloid pg.
F06108...1 Aug 2002. Blue Dawn.
F06169...08/02. No other info.
F06196...25 July 2002. No other info.
F06258...2002. White Sparkle with Rosewood. White Pearl pg.
F06265...DOB 29 Aug 2002.
F06336...06/02. Blue Dawn with Maple. Black pg.
F06372...DOB 2 Oct 2002. Trans Blue. Piezo bridge.
F06381...06/02. No other info.
F06439...9 Oct 2002. White Sparkle.
F06441...16 Oct 2002. Original Blue Dawn with maple.
F06508...3 Dec 2002.
F06584...01/03. Natural with Rosewood.
F06589...20 Dec 2002. Burnt Apple.
F06607...01/03. Finish similar to the early EB Sunburst (yellow inner with orange on outside). Rosewood. Black pg.
F06608...Neck 2 Dec 2002. Pre-amp dated 19 Dec 2002. Black Cherryburst with Maple. Matching headstock.
F06634...6 Feb 2003. Cherryburst with Maple. Matching headstock.
F06719...10/02. Blue Dawn with Maple. Black pg.
F06754...DOB 8 Nov 2002.
F06773...31 Oct 2002. Trans Orange.
F06798...17 Jan 2007 (year correct).
F06887...Described as almost 2 years old as at 25 June 2005. Blue Burst with Maple. Black pg.
F06969...DOB 25 Mar 2003. Honeyburst. One piece body. 8.75lbs. (One piece bodies are considerably lighter in weight).
F07019...29 Apl 2003. Black with Maple. Black pg.
F07064...04/03. Pearl Blue with Maple. Black Pearl pg. Matching Headstock.
F07085...28 Mar 2003.
F07119...7 Jan 2003. White Sparkle.
F07126...05/03. Blue Pearl with Maple. White Pearl pg.
F07169...4 June 2003. Original Blue Dawn with Maple.
F07171...8 Jan 2003. Natural with Maple.
F07176...Jan 2003. Natural with Maple.
F07275...24 June 2003. Blue Dawn. One of the last one shipped of the original run in that finish.
F07350...DOB 13 Aug 2003. Natural. Fretless.
F07374...07/03. Metalic Blueburst with Maple. black pg.
F07467...09/03. Black Cherryburst with Maple. White Pearloid pg. Serial on neck. New neck plate logo.
F07531...29 Sept 2003. Blue Dawn.
F07580...24 Sept 2003. Rolls Burgundy.
F07780...10/03. Honeyburst with Rosewood. White Pearl pg.
F07949...11/03. Carbon Blue with Maple. Non-original Abalone pg. Matching Headstock.
F08873...01/04. New on 9 Jan 2004. Pacific Blueburst with matching headstock. White Pearl pg.
F09455...4 Feb 2004. Trans Gold with rosewood. White pg.
F09539...2004. Copperhead Bronze with Rosewood. Colour shown at 2004 NAMM Show but never offered. However, approx 100 instruments went to Guitar Center USA.
F09567...DOB 2 Mar 2004. Black with Maple. White pg. Matching headstock.
F09570...2004. Copperhead Bronze with Rosewood. Copper pg. Colour shown at 2004 NAMM Show but never offered. However, approx 100 instruments went to Guitar Center USA.
F09638...23 Jan 2007 (correct year). Trans Red.
F09695...28 Apl 2004. Natural with Maple. Tort pg. Matching headstock (ie Gloss finish neck rather than matt).
F09871...24 Mar 2004. Black with Maple.
F09887...23 Mar 2004. Desert Gold with Rosewood. (Bavaria).
F09997...12 Mar 2004. Desert Gold.
F10038...30 June 2004. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Piezo bridge.
F10064...1 July 2004. Desert Gold with Rosewood. White Pearl pg.
F10125...06/04. Desert Gold with Rosewood. White Pearl pg.
F10337...DOB 9 June 2004. Desert Gold.
F10363...2004. Copperhead Bronze with Rosewood. Copper pg.
F10366...Label on shipping box 17 June 2004. Sapphire Black with Rosewood. Black Ice pg. Matching headstock.
F10404...21 Sept 2004. Blue Pearl with Rosewood.
F10464...24 Sept 2004. Radiance Red with Rosewood. White Pearl pg.
F10543...Bought beginning of 2006. Black with Rosewood. Black pg.
F10558...2004. White with Maple. Matching headstock. White Pearl pg.
F10561...24 Aug 2004. Black.
F10610...30 Aug 2004. Lava Pearl.
F10619...31 Jan 2007.
F10650...DOB 10 June 2004. Medallion Gold with Rosewood. Black pg.
F10703...DOB 30 July 2004. Radiance Red with Rosewood. White Pearl pg. Pre-amp dated 18 June 2004. Sticker under PUP reads "5268963" and "LD# 170 43 20 05". Weight 9.5lbs.
F10737...19 Aug 2004. Desert Gold.
F10927...5 Nov 2004.
F10986...14 Oct 2004. Pacific Blueburst with Maple. Matching headstock. Piezo option.
F10988...22 Oct 2004. Medallion Gold (first year offered).
F10990...7 Oct 2004. Desert Gold with Rosewood. White Pearl pg.
F12049...DOB 19 Nov 2004.
F11032...22 May 2007 (Year is correct). Limited Edition Blue Dawn with Maple. Piezo bridge.
F11047...2007. (Year is correct). Limited Edition Blue Dawn with Rosewood. Matching headstock.
F11134...16 July 2007. Limited Edition Blue Dawn.
F11161...16 Sept 2004. Pearl Bluewith Maple. Black pg.
F12001...10 Nov 2004. Tobacco with Maple.
F12174...9 Dec 2004.
F12260...DOB 29 Dec 2004. No other info.
F12378...20 Jan 2005. Trans Orange with Maple. Matching headstock.
F12396...DOB 14 Jan 2005. Honeyburst with Maple.
F12408...DOB 18 Feb 2005. Black with Maple. Black pg.
F12518...12 Aug 2005. Pearl Blue with Rosewood.
F12546...9 Aug 2005.
F12549...10 Aug 2005. Blue Pearl.
F12550...5 Aug 2005.
F12570...12 Aug 2005. Blue Pearl with Maple. Black pg.
F12595...5 Aug 2005. Blue Pearl with Rosewood.
F12725...3 Mar 2005. Trans Red with Rosewood. Black Pearl pg.
F13068...27 June 2005. Teal. Abalone pg.
F13183...DOB 19 Apl 2005. Ltd Ed Buttercream with Rosewood.
F13220...05/05. Ltd Ed Buttercream with Rosewood. Tort pg. Matching headstock. 2005 Limited Edition.
F13234...11 May 2005.
F13935...11 Oct 2005.
F14004...14 Oct 2005. Natural.
F14033...25 Oct 2005.
F14069...2005. Vintage Sunburst with Maple. Tort pg.
F14146...7 Dec 2005. Pearl Blue with Rosewood. Black pg.
F14228...DOB 27 Oct 2005. Black with Maple. Black pg.
F14293...DOB 14 Nov 2005. Trans Red with Rosewood. Matching headstock. Black Pearl pg.
F14319...9 Nov 2005. White with Maple. Black pg. 8.7 lbs.
F14597...14 July 2006. Trans Teal with Maple.
F14683...5 July 2006. Blue Pearl.
F14755...15 Sept 2006. Honeyburst.
F14897...26 Apl 2006.
F14989...25 Sept 2007. Black Cherryburst with Maple. White Pearl pg.
F15006...12 July 2006. Trans Red. Black pg.
F15008...2006. Red with Maple. White Pearl pg.
F15011...12 July 2006. Blue Pearl.
F15017...7 Aug 2006. White with matching headstock.
F15978...28 Feb 2007. Pearl Blue with Rosewood.
F15985...22 Feb 2007. Trans Red.
F18639...10 Aug 2007. Natural with Maple. Tort pg.
F18974...27 Nov 2007. Blue Pearl with Rosewood.
F19071...27 Nov 2007. Black with lined Pau Ferro fretless. Matching headstock. Piezo bridge.
F19930...22 Jan 2007. Trans Orange with Maple. Matching headstock. White Pearl pg.
F19983...7 Jan 2008. Trans Gold.
F21282...5 Jan 2009. B.F.R.(Ball Family Reserve). Emeraldburst.
F21705...7 May 2008.
F22043...11 Nov 2008.
F23084...13 Aug 2008
F23553...8 Jan 2009.
L02020...2001. LEFT HANDED. Blue Metalic with Maple. Alder Body.
L02074...12/02. Natural with Pau Ferro fretless. Tort pg. New neck plate logo. Left handed.
L02221...14 May 2003. Natural . Left Handed.
L02226...8 Feb 2005. Black with Maple. Original White pg replaced with Black pg. Left handed.
L02278...23 Aug 2007. Honeyburst with Rosewood. Matching headstock. Left handed.
L02293...11 Jan 2007. White with Maple. Matching headstock. White Pearl pg. Left handed.

STERLING NO DATE INFO.

30940...Blue Sparkle with Rosewood. Black Pearl pg.
37975...Black with Maple. Black pg.
38205...Trans Red with Maple. Matt Black pg. Flea bridge. "TM" on headstock logo in lower position.
38826...Black with Rosewood. Black pg.
40070...Natural with Rosewood. Tort pg. Flea bridge.
41512...Trans Blue with Maple. Black pg. Trans bridge.
43484...Trans Red with Maple.
44889...No other info.
47174...Honeyburst(?) with Rosewood. Black pg. Flea bridge.
48042...Natural with Rosewood.
B03173...No other info.
B03598...Natural. Fretless.
B03693...Black with Maple. Black pg. "TM" in lower position.
B04697...Purple with Maple. Non-original White Pearl pg. "TM" on headstock logo in lower position.
B03873...Teal.
F00198...Honeyburst with Rosewood. Black pg. "TM" in lower position.
F02129...Piezo bridge. No other info.
F02288...Trans Gold. White pg.
F02479...No other info.
F02982...Black with Rosewood. Black pg. "TM" on headstock logo in lower position.
F03160...Pearl Platinum. Black Pearl pg.
F03615...Sunburst with Rosewood. Matching headstock. Tort pg.
F04247...Black with Rosewood. Black pg.
F06649...Blueburst Sparkle with Rosewood. Black pg. "TM" on headstock logo in upper position.
F07060...Trans Red with Maple. Black pg.
F09023...White with Rosewood. White pg.
F10054...Vintage Sunburst.
F15941...Limited Edition Dargie Delight finish with Rosewod. Matching headstock.
F15942...Limited Edition Dargie Delight finish with Pau Ferro fretless. Matching Headstock.

STERLING DUAL PICKUP
(2005-current)


New model Sterling introduced at the July 2005 NAMM Show. Available with either
two Humbuckers (HH) or one Humbucker plus Single Coil (HS). No piezo option.
Depicted above F14149 (see below for details).
Pic "Steve Dude Barr".

F04876...20 Mar 2006. Sapphire Black. HH pickup configuration.
F04925...3 Mar 2006. Black with Rosewood. Matching headstock. HH pickup configuration.
F06294...7 Feb 2007. Dargie Delight. HH pickup configuration.
F06944...DOB 3 Mar 2006. Black with Maple. Tort pg. HS pickup configuration.
F09696...DOB 8 May 2006 (date verified by EB). Medallion Gold with Maple. Tort pg. HH pickup configuration. Newer headstock logo ("TM" in thinner print with slightly longer letters).
F11061...2007. Ltd ED Blue Dawn with Maple. HH pickup configuration.
F11134...16 July 2007. Ltd ED Blue Dawn with Maple. Matching headstock. HH pickup configuration.
F11177...2007. Ltd ED Blue Dawn with Rosewood. HS pickup configuration.
F14129...2006. Shown at the 2006 Summer NAMM Show. Limited Edition "Dargie Delight" finish (Olive Green). Rosewood with Martini Glass fret position markers. Black pg. HS pickup configuration.
F14149...DOB 30 Dec 2005. Finished in limited edition Buttercream with Maple. Tort pg. Matching Headstock. HH pickup configuration. Weight 10.2 lbs.
F14150...DOB 30 Dec 2005. Finished in limited edition Buttercream with Rosewood. Tort pg. Matching Headstock. HH pickup configuration. Weight 9.5 lbs.
F14194...DOB 13 Jan 2006. Limited Edition Buttercream finish. Rosewood. HS pickup configuration.
F14388...22 Feb 2006. Blue Pearl. HS pickup configuration.
F15158...1 Nov 2006. Natural with Maple. HS pickup configuration.
F15312...25 July 2006. Natural with Maple. Tort pg. HS pickup configuration.
F15372...12 March 2006. Honetburst with Rosewood. Tort pg. Matching headstock.
F15400...1 Aug 2006. Natural with Maple. HS pickup configuration.
F15491...27 Oct 2006. Natural with Maple. HS pickup configuration.
F15615...28 Nov 2006. Natural. HS pickup configuration.
F15628...13 Dec 2006. White with Maple. HH pickup configuration.
F15667...Pre-amp sticker dated 11 Dec 2006. Natural with Rosewood. HH pickup configuration.
F15881...11 Apl 2007. Dargie Delight. HS pickup configuration.
F15963...21 Feb 2007. Dargie Delight. Matching headstock. HS pickup configuration.
F15965...DOB 28 Feb 2007. Limited Edition Dargie Delight finish. HS pickup configuration.
F15999...DOB 22 Feb 2007. Limited Edition Dargie Delight finish. Rosewood neck. Black pg. HH pickup configuration.
F18133...DOB 4 Apl 2007. HS pickup configuration.
F18180...DOB 21 March 2007. Limited Edition Dargie Delight finish. HH pickup configuration.
F18515...12 July 2007. Blue Pearl with Rosewood. Matching headstock. HH pickup configuration.
F18565...27 June 2007. Pacific Blueburst with Rosewood. Matching headstock. Black Pearl pg. HH pickup configuration.
F18668...12 July 2007. HS pickup configuration.
F19149...5 Sept 2007. White with Rosewood. Matching headstock. HS pickup configuration.
F19274...13 Sept 2007. HS pickup configuration.
F19363...24 Jan 2008. Black. HS pickup configuration.
F19373...8 Feb 2008. Black. HH pickup configuration.
F19427...20 May 2008. HS pickup configuration.
F19516...27 Sept 2007. HH pickup configuration.
F19842...31 Oct 2007. White. HH pickup configuration.
F21756...7 May 2008. Cherryburst. HH pickup configuration.
F23089...5 Nov 2008. Natural with Rosewood. Tort pg. HS pickup configuration.
F23411...24 Nov 2008. HH pickup configuration.
F23580...5 Jan 2009. HH pickup configuration.
F25200...15 May 2009. Pacific Blueburst with Rosewood. HS pickup configuration.
F25332...1 May 2009. Pacific Blue Burst with Rosewood. HS pickup configuration. ALDER Body.
F25574...14 Aug 2009. Black. Matching headstock. HH pickup configuration.

STERLING DUAL PICKUP NO DATE INFO.

F09770...Limited Edition Dargie Delight finish with Rosewod. Matching headstock. HH pickup configuration.
F09789...Limited Edition Dargie Delight finish with Rosewod. Matching headstock. HH pickup configuration.
F14150...Limited Edition Buttercream finish with Rosewod. Matching headstock. HH pickup configuration.

CLASSIC SERIES (2010-current)



Pic from the Ernie Ball Website.

Classic SR4, SR4 & Sterling Basses. Slab Ash body with strings-through-body bridge.
2EQ pre-amp. 7.5 inch neck radius sealed poly neck with choice
of either
flame or bird's eye Maple. Maple or Rosewood fret board.

Chrome battery covers.

ClassicSterling

B050204...2010. Black with Birdseye Maple. Black pg. Black PUP.
B050462...2010. Tobacco Burst with Flamed Maple. Black pg. Black PUP.
B050795...2010. Black with Flamed Maple and Rosewood fretboard. Black pg. Black PUP.
B050941...2010. Powder Blue with Flamed Maple. Tort pg. Black PUP.
B050946...2010. Mint Green with Birdseye Maple and Rosewood fretboard. White pg. White PUP.
B055254...2010. Classic White with Birdseye Maple. Tort pg. Black PUP.
B055770...2010. Classic White with Birdseye Maple. Tort pg. Black PUP.

STERLING 5 STRING
(2008-current).


Ceramic Magtnets. H HS or HH pickup configurations.
No Piezo option.

F19470...Purchased new 19 Aug 2008. Black Cherryburst with Maple.
F19621...15 Apl 2008. Black with Maple (3rd Bass shipped).
F19663...22 Apl 2008. Candy Red. Black pg.
F21755...Pre-amp dated 21 Apl 2008. Medalion Gold with Rosewood. Tort pg. HH pickup configuration.
F21939...8 Jul 2008. Graphite Pearl with Rosewood. Black Ice pg. Matching headstock. HH pickup configuration.
F21944...7 Jul 2008.
F22064...8 Aug 2008.Pacific Blue Burst with Maple. Matching headstock. HS pickup configuration.

STERLING SPECIAL EDITIONS


New model Sterling introduced at the Jan 2006 NAMM Show.
Limited Edition Black with Gold Hardware. Available with
Single or Dual pickups. For all Basses except the SUB
and Silhouette.Not available with Maple fretboards.
Pic "Steve Dude Barr".

F15084...2006. Ltd Ed Black with Gold Hardware. Single H pickup configuration.
F15086...8 Aug 2006. Ltd Ed Black with Gold Hardware. HH pickup configuration.



Black Onyx "Davtran". All produced circa Oct and Nov 2002.

F08004...Year 2002 only. Limited Edition "Black Onyx" Sterling. 150 made. Only 75 distributed in US. Ash Body with Black finish. Matching Black Headstock. Maple neck finished in Black. Ebony Fretboard. Black pg. Black hardware. Black Pole Pieces. EB custom Logo and custom neck plate. No 130 of 150. US Owner.
F08007...Black Onyx. No 64 of 150. US Owner.
F08008...Black Onyx. No 107 of 150. Canadian Owner.
F08009...DOB 5 Nov 2002. Black Onyx. No 113 of 150.
F08011...Black Onyx. No 124 of 150. US Owner.
F08012...Black Onyx. No 132 of 150. US Owner.
F08020...DOB 24 Oct 2002. Black Onyx. No 111 of 150. US Owner.
F08028...24 Oct 2002. Black Onyx. No 50 of 150.
F08030...Black Onyx. No other info.
F08045...Black Onyx. No 9 of 150. UK Owner.
F08046...Black Onyx. No 62 of 150. US Owner.
F08047...Black Onyx. No 71 of 150. US Owner.
F08054...Black Onyx. No 110 of 150. US Owner.
F08074...Black Onyx. No 49 of 150. US Owner.
F08081...Black Onyx. No 44 of 150. Australian Owner.
F08082...Black Onyx. No 31 of 150. US Owner.
F08087...Black Onyx. No 31 of 150. No 3 of 150. UK Owner.
F08092...Black Onyx. No 46 of 150. US Owner.
F08084...Black Onyx. No 40 of 150. US Owner.
F08112...Black Onyx. No 108 of 150. Canadian Owner.
F08120...DOB Nov 2002. Black Onyx. No 105 of 150. Canadian Owner.
F08124...Black Onyx. No 5 of 150. UK Owner.
F08146...Black Onyx. No 125 of 150. US Owner.
F08150...Black Onyx. No 67 of 150. US Owner.
F08314...Black Onyx. No 43 of 150. US Owner.
F13678...DOB 13 Jan 2006. Black Onyx body only with regular Rosewood Sterling neck (Black headstock and black tuners fitted). Authenticated special order from factory. No 54 of 150 body. US Owner.
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