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SKU MUSICM-107-HA-20-03

Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Special Bass, Burnt Ends

$2,599.00
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Player's Perspective

Music Store Live is proud to offer up this StingRay Special from our friends over at Music Man. We're really digging these new colors they're coming out with. This one has a classic look but isn't just another 3-tone sunburst like so many basses out there.

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 layout 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. This is a StingRay whose voice is designed for today's music and the needs of today's musicians. 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. The differences are subtle and it's still a bright sound that sounds like a StingRay through and through. This just feels like a bit of a more refined version.

Manufacturer's Description

First introduced in 1976, the StingRay has been revered as one of the most iconic bass guitars in history. The StingRay was the first production four string bass to feature onboard active equalization. The flagship of the Music Man line, today's StingRay is the same as it was some forty years ago, featuring a solid roadworthy construction, elegant oval pickguard, 3+1 tuning key configuration, and the ever-popular Music Man humbucker -- all of which combine to produce a look, feel, and sound that is remarkably unmistakable.

Features

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

Specifications

  • Model: StingRay Special
  • Size: 13-1/2" wide, 1-5/8" thick, 44-7/8" long (34.3 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 114.0 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
  • Scale Length: 34" (86.4 cm)
  • Neck Radius: 11" (27.9 cm)
  • Headstock Size: Only 8-3/4" (22.2 cm) long
  • Frets: 22 - High profile, wide, Stainless Steel
  • Neck Width: 1-11/16" (42.86 mm) at nut 2-1/2" (63.5 mm) at last fret
  • Neck Wood: Select roasted maple neck
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • 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: Chrome or black plated aluminum control cover (dependent on body color)
  • Controls: 3-band active preamp with 18 volts of headroom; vol, treble, mid, bass
  • Pickups: Standard - Single Humbucking with Neodymium magnets
  • Strings: 45w-65w-80w-100w (Super Slinky Bass #2834)
  • Case: Hard Case
  • Instrument Weight: 7.7 lbs
  • Serial #: F95632

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Ernie Ball. This StingRay 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.