SBMM (Sterling) NAMM 2019

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  1. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Soya Poor person

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    As I'm unlikely to ever afford another Majesty 7, this is GREAT news.
     
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  3. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    I'm in the market for a standard-scale 7... So the Majesty X7 is fucking tempting. :ugh:
     
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    cardinal F# Dive Bomber

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    Yeah, those look pretty nice. Some of the new Stingrays look sweet too.
     
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    damn the majesty x 7 in white looks pretty sick , I wonder how the necks are on these .. I had a jp170d and sold it because I couldnt enjoy the neck , it was so thicc
     
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    Crundles SS.org Regular

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    Interesting... people keep saying the Sterling quality is questionable, but I adore the Majesty shape and affording an Ernie Ball is slightly less likely than getting a city named after me.

    Wonder what the price will be in Europe, since the Pearl White Majesty X7 looks sweet.

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  7. cardinal

    cardinal F# Dive Bomber

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    I’ve played some Sterlings that I thought were pretty nice, for what it’s worth.
     
  8. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    I've heard mixed things about Sterling as well. Either the quality is iffy overall, or the quality is good with shit pickups.

    Always really wanted to try a Majesty or AX40, though. Was so close to pulling the trigger on an AX, actually.
     
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    I wonder if they’ll release a cheaper model of Jason Richardson’s sig? That would be very appealing to a lot of younger players.
     
  10. cardinal

    cardinal F# Dive Bomber

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    I think Sterling said it was coming. Maybe they just wanted to push out the Music Man version first.
     
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    Get it vetted or try before you buy bc they let some real hokey shit fly
     
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    mlp187 Burrito Master Contributor

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    Firemist purple!!! Love that color on that Majesty.
     
  13. Curt

    Curt Where we're going we don't need neck pickups.

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    Idk, I played two separate JP157s, one in Neptune blue the other the sahara burst, and both felt wayyy different in terms of quality. the Neptune blue felt about on par with upper end LTDs, the sahara burst felt like one of those early iron label Ibbys with pretty bad fretwork all around, and there were a lot of cosmetic things that irked me.
     
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    Anquished hhnice!

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    Okay this White one wins my wallet.
     
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    Cheaper shovels for the goods!
     
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    Solodini MORE RESTS!

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  17. Albake21

    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    I just want to put out a fair warning. Sterlings play like the cheap Ibanez standard series. You are paying a premium for look and shape of EBMM guitars. I also want to put out there that the neck shapes are NOT the same as EBMM.

    I went through this journey a couple years ago with Sterlings when I couldn't afford nice guitars... never again! To each their own though.
     
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    I have a sterling JP7 whatever it’s called. The bridge is nothing special but I never use it. It’s great quality for its price point, I would just like to see QC stabilize and maybe it has now that they’ve been doing these a while.

    The necks are not like their EBMM counterparts but they aren’t bad or anything. I would say try before you buy.
     
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    I must've gotten lucky, the Sterling JP70 I had, and the JP100D I bought based off my good experience with the 70 played and sounded pretty close to on par with any of the various LTD 1000 series I've owned. Especially the 70 with an Evo in the bridge and PAF 7 neck, wish I hadn't sold that one. I've never tried a real Music Man but they were really good for what they were and comfortable to play. The trem was fine with a good setup, but I didn't use it too heavily so YMMV.
     
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    The Sterling tremolo is the weak link. Nothing like the EBMM in response or feel. I blocked my 157, and put Illuminators in it. Wasn’t a bad guitar, and looked great, but ended up selling it
     

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