Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay 5 Special 5-String Bass, Roast Maple, Snowy Night

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Player's Perspective

Music Store Live is proud to offer up this StingRay 5 HH from our friends over at Music Man.

The StingRay has always been one of the most iconic basses ever made, but with these new color finishes that Music Man is introducing and the roasted maple necks and modified pickups and preamp, they're really keeping up with the times and making sure they are creating an instrument that pays hommage to its past while continuing to be innovative and modern.

The playablity on this is great. The neck feels incredible and right out of the box it's got nice low action. The low-B is nice and tight and, of course, has that characteristic growl that StingRays are known for. The verstility of having the HH setup with the pickups is immediately evident when you start checking out the various different tones that are under the hood of this beauty.

Ready for whatever you can throw at it, this is an extremely high-quality and pro-grade instrument that will be a trusted companion for as long as you need it to be.

Manufacturer's Description

The first bass designed by Ernie Ball Music Man, the Stingray 5 was unveiled in 1987 and has been an industry standard for extended range basses ever since. With its powerful punchy sound, the added flexibility of additional pickups and a comfortably contoured body the StingRay5 satisfies even the most demanding of players.

Highlights

  • Neodymium Humbucking Pickups
  • 18 Volt, 3 band EQ active preamp
  • Roasted maple neck and compensated nut

Reimagined.
Rebuilt From The Ground Up.

Optimized, modernized, yet so familiar, the new StingRay bass is tailor-made for today’s most discerning players.

5-Bolt Sculpted Neck Joint

The sculpted neck joint provides uninhibited access to all 22 stainless steel frets atop roasted maple necks.

Refined Body Contours

Enhanced body contours are rounded for more comfort in any playing position while retaining that revered, iconic StingRay sound.

Revoiced.
Powerful Neodymium Pickups

The new and improved StingRay electronics feature powerful neodymium magnets, bringing you more output and a wider range of sounds

New 18-Volt Preamp

A newly designed 18-volt 3-Band preamp for extra clean headroom lets you dial in everything from modern punch to classic, vintage tones.

Reborn.
Lightweight Performance.

The overall reduction in weight is a much-welcomed feature of the new Stingray Special. Select body woods, improved contours, and lightweight hardware provide greater overall balance for extra comfort and a more enjoyable playing experience.

Reengineered Hardware.

Reengineered lightweight tuning machines create a more balanced neck while still providing ultra-reliable tuning stability.

Specifications
  • Model: StingRay 5 Special
  • Size: 13-3/8" wide, 1-5/8" thick, 45-3/4" long (34.0 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 116.2 cm long)
  • Body Wood: Ash
  • Body Finish: High gloss polyester
  • Bridge: Vintage Music Man® top loaded chrome plated, steel bridge plate with vintage: nickel plated steel saddles
  • Pickguard: Black, White, Mint, or White Pearloid (dependent on body color)
  • Scale Length: 34" (86.4 cm)
  • Neck Radius: 11" (27.9 cm)
  • Headstock Size: Only 9" (22.9 cm) long
  • Frets: 22 - High profile, wide, Stainless Steel
  • Neck Width: 1-3/4" (44.5 mm) at nut 2-3/4" (69.9 mm) at last fret
  • Neck Wood: Select roasted maple neck
  • Fingerboard: Select roasted maple fingerboard
  • Neck Finish: Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
  • Neck Colors: Standard – Natural with finished headstock
  • Tuning Machines: Custom Music Man, lightweight with tapered string posts and ergonomic clover design
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable - no component or string removal
  • Neck Attachment: 5 bolts - perfect alignment with no shifting; Sculpted neck joint allows smooth access to higher frets
  • Electronic Shielding: Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum lined pickguard
  • Controls: 3-band active preamp with 18 volts of headroom; vol, treble, mid, bass
  • Switching: Dual Pickup - 5-way lever pickup selector
  • Pickups: Dual Humbucking with Neodymium magnets
  • Left Handed: No
  • Strings: 45w-65w-80w-100w-130w (Regular Slinky Bass #2836)
  • Case: Hardshell
  • Instrument Weight: 8.9 lbs
  • Serial #: F94515
Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Music Man. This StingRay 5 Special is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. Photos are of the exact bass you'll receive.

Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.

Product Specs

ConditionBrand New (New)
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