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Ernie Ball Music Man 30th Anniversary StingRay 5 H Bass, Trans Buttercream, Rosewood Fretboard, Roasted Flame Maple Neck

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  • Music Man 30th Anniversary StingRay 5 H
  • Transparent Buttercream Finish
  • High Gloss Polyester Finish 
  • Ash Body
  • Roasted Flame Maple Neck - Gunstock Oil and Hand-Rubbed Special Wax Blend Finish
  • Rosewood Fretboard w/ White Binding
  • 11" Radius 
  • Single Music Man Alnico Humbucker Pickup
  • 3 Band Active Preamp
  • 3-Way Pickup Selector: Series / Parallel / Single-Coil
  • Volume, Low, Mid, High Controls
  • Scale Length 34"
  • 1 3/4" Nut Width 
  • 22 Stainless Steel Frets - High Profile, Wide
  • Red Tortoise Shell 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 
  • Weight: 10.2 lbs
  • Serial #: C02613

Player's Perspective

To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the StingRay 5, Ernie Ball has come up with one of the coolest looking pieces yet! Talk about a "shut up and take my money" piece... Just look at the figuring on that neck and headstock! To top it off, they've bound the rosewood fretboard in white and put some white dots on the fretboard to top off this beautiful creation.

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 5 string at this price and this axe will make a killer companion on the road, in the studio, and at home.

Manufacturer's Description

Since its introduction in 1987, the StingRay5 has been embraced as one of the world’s most innovative bass designs. To celebrate, Ernie Ball Music Man is proud to introduce the 30th Anniversary StingRay5. This new anniversary edition sports a transparent buttercream finish with red tortoise shell pickguard, and is highlighted by a roasted figured maple neck. Your choice of maple or rosewood fingerboard is accented with white binding, white position markers and stainless steel frets. The preamp and pickup are exclusive to this anniversary model, providing both ample punch and added articulation. Each instrument ships with a hand-signed certificate of authenticity.

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Ernie Ball Music Man. This 30th Anniversary StingRay 5 is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. Photos are of the exact bass you'll receive.

*note: This bass is no longer in production. Once we sell out, it will not be possible to get any more.

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.