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Ernie Ball Music Man Retro '70s StingRay Bass, Maple Fretboard, G&G Case, High Gloss White

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Ernie Ball Music Man Retro '70s StingRay Bass, Maple Fretboard, G&G Case, High Gloss White


Manufacturer's Description

The Retro ‘70s StingRay bass honors Music Man's American craftsmanship of the 1970s with an abundance of vintage-inspired features. The four color options available on the StingRay retro edition—black, white, vintage sunburst, and heritage natural—replicate the look and feel of Music Man's flagship 4-string bass and are each finished with a gloss polyester topcoat. This throwback edition bass is a faithful reproduction of the StingRay's original specifications, with a 21-fret 3-bolt maple neck with micro-tilt adjustment, bullet truss rod adjustment, a strings-through-the-body bridge with adjustable mute pads, and an alnico-loaded humbucking pickup. Overall, this vintage-inspired instrument exudes that 1970s tone and feel while combining the greatest qualities of traditional craftsmanship with contemporary playability and dependability.


Gloss Polyester Finish 

Ash body with a polyester finish.

Vintage Style Alnico Pickup

Humbucking pickup with longer alnico 5 magnets wound with original single poly-nylon wire.

1970s Music Man Logo

Period-correct gold Music Man decal.

The Original

Honoring Music Man's American Craftsmanship of the 1970's with an abundance of vintage-inspired features.

Bullet truss rod

Original pre-EB StingRay bullet truss rod adjustment for proper neck action.

3-bolt neckplate with micro-tilt adjustment

A 3-bolt chrome-plated neck attachment with micro-tilt provides neck angle adjustment without the need for shims. Firm neck and neck pocket tolerances ensure a tight fit with no shifting.

Strings through the body bridge

String-through body bridge with stainless steel saddles replicates the early StingRay design. The original rubber mute pads have been added for a desired muted tone on demand.

Micropowered preamp

The 2-eq preamp is a hand-soldered circuit board constructed with high-quality components using vintage-correct ceramic disc capacitors.


  • Model: Retro '70s StingRay Bass
  • Body Wood: Ash
  • Body Finish: High Gloss Polyester
  • Bridge: Pre-EB Geometry Music Man® chrome plated, steel bridge plate with vintage stainless steel saddles
  • Scale Length: 34
  • Neck Radius: 7.5"
  • Frets: 21 Nickel Silver
  • Neck Width: 1-11/16" (42.86 mm) at nut 2-1/2" (63.5 mm) at last fret
  • Neck Wood: Maple
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Fret Markers: Black Dot
  • Neck Finish: High Gloss Polyester
  • Neck Colors: Slight yellow tint
  • Tuning Machines: Schaller Bass
  • Neck Attachment: 3-Bolt Neckplate With Microtilt Adjustment
  • Controls: Volume, treble and bass
  • Pickups: Vintage style alnico humbucking pickup with long alnico 5 magnets and wound with original single
  • poly-nylon wire.
  • Left Handed: No
  • Strings: 45w-65w-80w-100w (Super Slinky Bass #2834)

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Music Man. This Retro '70s StingRay is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty.

note: The photos above may not be of the exact bass you'll receive. The serial number may differ but specs will all be the same. Please feel free to get in touch with us for an in-hand description.

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.