Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay 5 Special HH Electric Bass (with Case)

Get snappy attack from this maple-neck bass! The Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay 5 Special HH features two humbuckers that provide plenty of versatility.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Ash body Strong, snappy responsive tone
Roasted maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength
Neodymium StingRay Special humbucker Increased output for a more powerful sound
18-volt 3-Band preamp Increases headroom without clipping

That big powerful iconic sound with improved playability, the StingRay5 HH with maple fingerboard produces a look, feel and sound that is remarkably unmistakable. The Music Man StingRay took the bass world by storm in its debut in 1976. Since then it has remained one of the most popular instruments amongst professional bassists, and for good reason.

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 new and improved StingRay electronics feature powerful neodymium magnets for higher output and a new 18-volt 3-Band preamp for extra clean headroom without clipping. Solid roadworthy construction, elegant oval pickguard, 4+1 tuning key configuration, and the ever popular Music Man humbucker for that revered iconic StingRay sound.


- Select Hardwood body
- New arm contour rounded for more comfort at different playing positions
- 5-bolt contoured neck joint on the body
- 22 stainless steel frets
- All new lightweight modern classic bridge and saddles
- Lightweight aluminum hardware
- Lightweight Music Man tuning machines with a finer gear ratio
- Neodymium pickup magnet for increased output
- 3-band EQ
- 18 V preamp for extra headroom with no clipping
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

- Instrument: Bass
- Size: 13-3/8" wide, 1-5/8" thick, 45-3/4" long (34.0 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 116.2 cm long)
- Scale Length: 34" (86.4 cm)
- Neck Attachment: 5 bolt, sculpted neck joint
- Strings: 46w-65w-80w-100w-130w (Regular Slinky Bass #2836)
- Left Handed Availability: No
- Body Wood: Ash
- Body Color: Firemist Silver
- Body Finish: High gloss polyester
- Neck Wood: Select roasted maple neck
- Neck Color: Roasted
- Neck Finish: Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
- Fingerboard Wood: Roasted Maple
- Fingerboard Buffed: No
- Fingerboard Finish: Oil/wax
- Front Headstock Logo: Black Silkscreen
- Rear Headstock Logo: Black Silkscreen, Bear no Serial
- Headstock Finish: Natural
- Frets: 22 - High profile, wide
- Fret Size Height x Width: .047 x .104
- Fret Material: Stainless Steel
- Fret Markers: Dot Inlay
- Nut Width: 2-3/4"" (69.9 mm)
- Neck Width at Last Fret: 1.748 x 2.750
- Neck Radius: 11" (27.9 cm)
- Neck Thickness at 1st Fret: 0.830 inches
- Neck Thickness at 12th Fret: 0.975 inches
- Tuning Machine Type: Custom Music Man, lightweight with tapered string posts and ergonomic clover design
- Tuning Machine Buttons: Chrome
- Bridge Finish: Chrome
- Bridge Type: Vintage Music Man top loaded chrome plated, steel bridge plate with vintage nickel plated steel saddles
- Pickguard: White
- Pickup Cover Material: Plastic
- Knob Color: Chrome
- Knob Style: Barrel
- Hardware Finish: Chrome
- Controls: 3-band active preamp with 18 volts of headroom; vol, treble, mid, bass
- Switching: 5-way lever pickup selector
- Pickups: Dual Humbucking with Neodymium magnets
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 19.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 53 x 19 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 208-01-10-01-MB-BM
Smoked Chrome
Shipping Weight: 20.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 53 x 20 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 208-SD-52-01-MB-BM
Snowy Night
Shipping Weight: 21 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 53 x 19 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 208-WT-11-W2-MB-CR
Blemished, Smoke
Shipping Weight: 25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 52 x 18 x 16 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 208-SD-52-01-MB-BM

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. (2 ratings)
Submitted June 15, 2022 by Daniel Jeffries in Heflin, AL

"Best bass I've ever had my hands on!!!"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Just got this from my wife last week for my birthday and father's day coming up. I got the smoked chrome version. This bass looks cool online but in person it is unbelievable how nice this thing looks. The fit and finish are perfect, and the case it comes with is very nice. After about 20 minutes of just looking at this bass in disbelief when first getting it, because of how cool this thing looks I decide to go ahead and plug it up and see what it sounded like. I was surprised at what a difference in tone this thing had compared to my 2021 MIM fender jazz deluxe 5. The Stingray was not just an upgrade from my Fender Jazz, it was a huge leap. I have been very impressed with the Stingray.

Musical Background:

Bass player for over 30 years

Musical Style:

Southern GospelPraise and Worship
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