Ernie Ball Music Man Sting Ray Aqua Sparkle 5H Starry Night 5-String Electric Bass

Ernie Ball

Make Way for the New StingRay5 Specials 
First introduced in 1987, the StingRay5 has become one of the most iconic 5-string basses in history. For 2018, the StingRay5 has been reimagined with new features and appointments that provide a new level of playing comfort while retaining that revered iconic StingRay5 sound. The StingRay5 Special lineup all share the same exciting updates and enhancements. They are divided into single- or dual-humbucking versions with a choice of fingerboard material: maple, rosewood or ebony. It's never been a better time to make your groove with Music Man.

Less Weight, More Performance
A key to success is feel. And the new StingRay5 Special feels better than ever. It's light, smooth and everything a bassist could ask for in terms of playability. 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.

Sonic Power to Spare
Sound matters, and the new and improved StingRay5 Special features 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, all together produce a look, feel and sound that is remarkably unmistakable. Each StingRay5 Special comes with a hardshell case.

 

Features

  • Ash body with gloss polyester finish
  • Roasted maple neck with ebony fingerboard and 1.75" nut
  • Single humbucker with Neodymium magnets and 18 volt, active EQ
  • Music Man vintage bridge and custom Music Man tuners

Neck

  • Shape: C
  • Wood: Roasted maple
  • Neck joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 34"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Finish: Oil

Pickups

  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Pickup configuration: H
  • Bridge: Humbucker with Neodymium magnets
  • Brand: Music Man
  • Active preamp: Yes
  • Special electronics: 3-band active EQ with 18 volts of headroom

Fretboard

  • Material: Ebony
  • Radius: 11"
  • Fret size: High-profile, wide, stainless steel
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Block
  • Nut material: Synthetic bone
  • Nut width: 1.75" (44.5 mm)

Body

  • Cutaway: Double cutaway
  • Construction: Solidbody
  • Body wood: Ash
  • Body finish: Gloss polyester
  • Orientation: Right handed

Controls

  • Control layout: Master volume, 3-band EQ

Hardware

  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Music Man vintage
  • Tuning machines: Custom Music Man
  • Color: Chrome

Other

  • Number of strings: 5
  • Pickguard: Yes
  • Special features: Roasted maple neck, high-headroom electronics, lighter-weight construction
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Country of origin: USA

Collections: Electric Basses

Category: Electric Bass, Ernie Ball

Type: Bass