So, are Sterling by Music Man to Ernie Ball Music Man like Squier to Fender? in The Coffee House Posted July 20 18 minutes ago, Paul Young said: I remember their SUB series which was an affordable MIA line they had to drop because of costs. I did score a reduced SUB 5 bass for $500 over 10 years ago. These might be collector items. It's like wearing a railroad tie. MusicMan makes great instruments. About 10 years back, I bought a pair of Silhouette guitars (HH with FR Trem). They were blue and green translucent finished... with Ash bodies. Weight was about 7.5 lbs for each Nice looking, playing, sounding guitars. Can't give a good reason why I sold them. I got them new from GC for ~$1600 each. Those same guitars today would be ~$3500 each. MusicMan prices have gotten to the point where they're about even with PRS Core series. Love MusicMan Stingray basses. Some of the best (IMO) you can get. Live... they just work so well. The US made Sub series may already be collectable. If not already, I'm sure they will be at some point.