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Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Special 5 HH 5-String Bass, Rosewood Fretboard, Buttercream

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Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Special 5 HH 5-String Bass, Rosewood Fretboard, Buttercream

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We're stoked to present this new StingRay Special HH 5-string bass from our friends over at Ernie Ball Music Man!

New for 2023, this one comes in a beautiful Buttercream. The roasted maple neck is very comfortable and satiny smooth with the gun oil finish, which makes for a comfortable feel and a fast ride all the way up and down. This is one of those instruments that's put together well enough to let you feel every little vibration of every note you play.

The electronics is easy to work with yet provides a wide variety of exceptional tones. This axe will make a killer companion on the road and in the studio. The preamp remains punchy and growly but they've actually tamed the top end down just a bit. Of course, you also have a treble EQ on the bass in case you want to add more sizzle back into your tone. This is a StingRay bass with a voice designed for today's music and the needs of today's musicians.


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 StingRay 5 satisfies even the most demanding of 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.

Reengineered Hardware.

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



  • Body Wood: Select Hardwood
  • Finish: Buttercream


  • Neck Wood: Roasted Maple
  • Neck Finish: Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend, matching headstock
  • Radius: 11"
  • Fretboard Wood: Rosewood
  • Fretboard Inlays: White Dots
  • Frets: 22, .047 x .104, Stainless Steel
  • Scale Length: 34"
  • Nut Width: 1.75" (44.5 mm)
  • Nut: Melamine


  • Bridge: Vintage Music ManĀ® Top Load Chrome Steel Plate, Nickel-Plated Steel Saddles
  • Tuners: Custom Music Man, Lightweight, Tapered String Posts / Clover Design
  • Hardware Color: Nickel/Chrome


  • Pickup: Music Man Neodymium Humbuckers
  • Preamp: 3-band active preamp with 18 volts of headroom
  • Controls: Volume, 3-Band Active EQ, 5-Way Pickup Switch


  • Strings: 45w-65w-80w-100w-130w (Regular Slinky Bass #2836)
  • Case: G&G Hardshell
  • Instrument Weight: 8.7 lbs
  • Serial #: K01991


Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Music Man. This StingRay Special 5 HH 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.