Ernie Ball Music Man 40th Anniversary StingRay Electric Bass

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A faithful recreation of the original StingRay prototype, this 40th-anniversary "Old Smoothie" mimics the original's EQ with a custom 10-pole-piece pickup.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
6-bolt neck construction Enhanced sonic coupling and strength
Alder body Light weight with a wide tonal range
Custom "Old Smoothie" pickups 10 elongated Alnico magnets and split cover
Maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength
Since its introduction in 1976, the Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay has been embraced as one of the world's classic electric bass designs. To celebrate, Ernie Ball Music Man is proud to introduce the 40th Anniversary "Old Smoothie" Stingray, a faithful reproduction of StingRay prototype #26, designed by Leo Fender for Sterling Ball during his time spent testing and developing the original prototypes back in the 70's. Named for its smooth, even tone that is reminiscent of the highly sought after vintage Music Man StingRay sound, "Old Smoothie" has been precisely reproduced including the one-of-a-kind custom made 10-pole-piece pickup design, body headstock and pickguard shape, 34-inch scale maple neck and fingerboard, high profile narrow frets, active electronics, hardware and exclusive chocolate-burst finish.
- Body Wood: Alder
- Body Finish: High gloss polyester
- Body Colors: Chocolate Burst
- Bridge: Music Man chrome plated, hardened steel bridge plate with vintage stainless steel saddles and adjustable mute pads
- Pickguard: White
- Scale Length: 34" (86.4 cm)
- Neck Radius: 7.5" (19.1 cm)
- Headstock Size: Only 8-3/4" (22.2 cm) long
- Frets: 21 - Low profile, narrow width
- Neck Width: 1-5/8" (41.3 mm) at nut 2-1/2" (63.5 mm) at last fret
- Neck Wood: Select maple neck
- Fingerboard: Select maple
- Fret Markers: 5/16" Black dots (no 21st marker)
- Neck Finish: High gloss polyester
- Neck Colors: Natural aged light yellow finish
- Tuning Machines: Schaller BM, with tapered string posts
- Truss Rod: Rear mounted adjustable - no component or string removal
- Neck Attachment: 6 bolts - perfect alignment with no shifting
- Electronic Shielding: Chrome plated brass control cover
- Controls: Custom "Old Smoothie" 2-band active preamp; vol, treble, bass
- Pickups: Custom "Old Smoothie" humbucking with 10 elongated Alnico magnets and split cover
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: (866) 823-2255
Web: https://www.music-man.com/contact