My SR5 was the best bass I’ve ever owned hands down. I regret selling it.
My USA Sterling was a top notch bass. I regret selling that one. Smaller body, coil selector (series/parallel/single), ceramic pickup.
(Sterling is a stupid name that gets confused with their lower end offerings.)
I second this. My Sterlings are my favorite. The sound, feel, playability, etc are all exactly what I want in a bass. And I agree, the name is stupid, at least the numerous pile ons…Sterling by Musicman… Sterling Ray 34/35… Sterling StingRay… Sterling SUB…. The upside to all of that is it seems to keep the general value of the US Sterling pretty low, which is nice if you are a buyer.
A man's got to know his limitations....