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Ernie Ball Music Man Premier Dealer StingRay 4 H Bass, Vintage Tobacco Sunburst, Matching Headstock


Player's Perspective

This bass is a modern take on a classic, yet revolutionary design. After Leo Fender's near-death experience which caused him to sell Fender to CBS, he went to work for Music Man and paired up with the late great, Mr. Thunder Thumbs himself, Louis Johnson. Together they came up with a bass that had a more pronounced hi-mid range and treble response. It needed to growl and cut through the mix in a way that a P-bass and a J simply could not. The result was an active bass with a ton of power under the hood. Used in everything from disco, funk, and R&B to rock, punk, metal, blues, and even country, the StingRay has some killer in-your-face tone that still manages to avoid stepping on anyone else's toes. It has a tremendous resonance, incomparably tight lows and a punchy top end that's a total knockout. The 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 is a terrific homage to the active bass that paved the way for so many thumpers.

Item Details

This Premier Dealer Network StingRay 4 H is the latest edition in Music Man's PDN special run instruments. This PDN StingRay sports a gorgeous Vintage Tobacco Burst finish over an alder body with a tinted maple fretboard and neck. Stainless steel frets will last you virtually forever and bring out a little extra top end to your fretted notes also. The Headstock is also painted in a gorgeous matching burst. The neck has a soft, satin feel to it thanks to the hand-rubbed gunstock oil/wax blend. It makes the neck feel like a familiar old friend. The Music Man Alnico Humbucking pickup has plenty of punch while staying clear. It's the classic StingRay growl.  A 3-band active preamp that lets you tweak your tone to your liking.

Overall Condition

This Music Man StringRay Bass is in brand new pristine mint condition with absolutely no nicks, scratches, or blemishes of any kind and comes with full Warranty from an authorized Music Man Premier Dealer.


  • Music Man StingRay 4 H
  • 4 String Bass
  • Vintage Tobacco Sunburst
  • High Gloss Polyester Finish
  • Alder Body
  • Maple Neck - Gunstock Oil and Hand-Rubbed Special Wax Blend Finish
  • Maple Fretboard
  • 11" Radius
  • Single Music Man Alnico Humbucker Pickup
  • 3 Band Active Preamp
  • Volume, Low, Mid, High Controls
  • Scale Length 34"
  • 1 5/8" Nut Width
  • 21 Frets - High Profile, Wide
  • Black Pickguard
  • Schaller BM Tuners with Tapered Posts
  • 6 Bolt Neck Plate
  • Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and chrome plated brass control cover
  • Molded Plastic Music Man Hard Shell Case

Our in house guitar tech has inspected, tested, and cleaned all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.