Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Special 4H Electric Bass, Maple Fingerboard (with Case)

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Redesigned for lighter weight and a more comfortable feel, the Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Special 4H cranks out a punchy tone that works for any genre.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Ash body Strong, snappy responsive tone
Custom Music Man active preamp Gain boost, 500k ohm push/push passive tone
Maple fretboard Delivers a bright, snappy sound
Roasted maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength

First introduced in 1976, the StingRay has become one of the most iconic bass guitars in history. The Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Special 4H Electric Bass with Maple Fingerboard has been reimagined with features and appointments that provide a high level of playing comfort while retaining that revered iconic StingRay sound. Featured revisions include an enhanced contour that is rounded for more comfort in any playing position, a sculpted neck joint for uninhibited upper fret access to all 22 stainless steel frets, and lightweight aluminum hardware providing a lighter, more balanced instrument. The improved StingRay electronics feature powerful neodymium magnets for higher output and an 18-volt 3-Band preamp for extra clean headroom without clipping. Solid roadworthy construction, elegant oval pickguard, 3+1 tuning key configuration, and the ever popular Music Man humbucker, all together produce a look, feel and sound that is remarkably unmistakable.


- Lightweight ash body
- Arm contour rounded for more comfort at different playing positions
- 5-bolt contoured neck joint on the body
- 22 stainless steel frets
- Lightweight modern classic bridge and saddles
- Lightweight aluminum hardware
- Lightweight Music Man tuning machines with a finer gear ratio
- Neodymium pickup magnets for increased output
- 3-band EQ
- 18 V preamp for extra headroom with no clipping

- 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)
- Weight: 8 lbs, 8 oz (3.86 kg) - varies slightly
- Body Wood: Ash
- Body Finish: High gloss polyester
- Body Color: Black
- Bridge: Vintage Music Man top loaded chrome plated, steel bridge plate with vintage nickel plated steel saddles
- Pickguard: Black
- 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: 1-5/8" (41.3 mm) at nut 2-1/2" (63.5 mm) at last fret
- Neck Wood: Select roasted maple neck
- Fingerboard: Maple
- Neck Finish: Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
- Neck Color: 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 plated aluminum control cover
- Controls: 3-band active preamp with 18 volts of headroom; Volume, Treble, Mid, Bass
- Pickup: Single Humbucking with Neodymium magnets
- Strings: 45w-65w-80w-100w (Super Slinky Bass #2834)

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 866-823-2255

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (3 ratings)
Submitted August 1, 2018 by Greg M in Clarkston, WA

"Best StingRay Yet"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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This latest iteration of the EBMM classic flagship bass incorporates the improved features of the new Cutlass and Caprice passive basses (i.e, super smooth neck heel and comfortable neck) with the quiet, versatile Neodymium pickups that have, up to now, been stock primarily on Bongo basses. These improvements, along with the use of lighter, resonant swamp ash for the bodies, makes the StingRay Special THE bass for fans of the model looking for improve ergonomics and a generally more vintage-type sound than the classic StingRay.This bass seems more versatile to me, sound-wise, than the original StingRay, because of the new pickups, which aren't quite as trebly as the Alnico humbuckers. I still love that classic StingRay sound, but imagine the new version of the bass will provide players with a few more tonal colors for their sound palettes. The neck on these basses have been getting a lot of attention for their comfort and playability. Believe the hype! Plus, the grains evident on these necks are unbelievable, making them beautiful as well as functional.

Musical Background:


Musical Style:

R&B, bass & drum, grooves.
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