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

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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
- 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)
(3 ratings)
Submitted August 1, 2018 by Greg M in Clarkston, WA
"Best StingRay Yet"
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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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