Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Special 4H Jet Black with Ebony Fingerboard

Ernie Ball

Make Way for the New StingRay Specials
First introduced in 1976, the StingRay has become one of the most iconic bass guitars in history. For 2018, the StingRay has been reimagined with new features and appointments that provide a higher level of playing comfort, while retaining that revered iconic StingRay sound. The StingRay Special lineup includes 4- and 5-string models that 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 StingRay 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 StingRay 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, 3+1 tuning key configuration, and the ever popular Music Man humbucker, all together produce a look, feel and sound that is remarkably unmistakable. Each StingRay 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: 1.625" (41.3mm)

 

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: 4
  • 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, Music Man

Type: Bass