$ 749.99 $ 999.99
SPECIAL EDITION SERIES
From resurrected favorites to outlandish new creations, limited-run Special Edition instruments are specimens of fine Fender craftsmanship, and each one proves that great tone knows no limits.
A FABLED FENDER ORIGINAL
One of the rarest Fender instruments ever. Only a handful of prototype semi-hollow Starcaster Bass models appeared during the mid 1970s, distinctive as the only offset semi-hollow bass guitar in Fender history, to say nothing of its two enormous humbucking pickups. After decades of virtually fabled status, the electrifying Modern Player Starcaster Bass offers superior sound, build and beauty ideal for bassists with a flair for appealingly unconventional Fender style. With its thin semi-hollow offset body with stylish f holes, short scale (30”), dual humbucking bass pickups and much more, you could say the Starcaster Bass is “better than it never was.”
SEMI-HOLLOW MAPLE BODY WITH ALDER CENTER BLOCK
A big part of this instrument’s resonant tonal character comes from its semi-hollow maple body, which improves on the original design with an alder center block for more sustain and less susceptibility to feedback.
WIDE RANGE BASS HUMBUCKING PICKUPS
Like the very small number of original mid-1970s prototypes, the Starcaster Bass features a pair of large Wide Range humbucking bass pickups that produce full-bodied tonal character and impart a cool vintage-authentic look.
This bass features Fender’s classic short scale length (30”) for pronounced playing comfort for students and beginners, smaller players and anyone who enjoys the easy reach of a short-scale bass.
The specially designed Hi-Mass bridge on this bass has a cool contemporary look. It also has a lot of metal, which means it has a lot of mass for rock-solid sustain, intonation and tuning stability.
For an especially refined look, the Starcaster Bass features elegant white binding on the top and bottom of its offset semi-hollow body.
This instrument features a stylish and great-feeling modern neck with a comfortable “C” profile (the shape of the neck in cross section), smooth-playing finish and fingerboard, and convenient adjustability for periodic maintenance. The latest in smooth Fender playability.
$ 2,399.00 $ 3,429.99
Introduced in 1986, bassists have embraced the StingRay5 bass because of its innovative design. To celebrate, Ernie Ball Music Man is proud to introduce the 30th Anniversary StingRay5. The ash body sports a transparent buttercream finish and each neck features roasted figured maple. The maple fretboard is accented with a white binding, white face dots and stainless steel frets. The preamp and pickup are exclusive to this anniversary model, providing both ample punch and articulation. Each instrument ships with a red tortoise shell pick guard and a certificate of authenticity.
Ernie Ball Musicman 30th Anniversary Sting Ray 5 Bass Features
Ernie Ball Musicman 30th Anniversary Sting Ray 5 Bass Specifications
$ 799.99 $ 1,143.99
The Sterling RAY35 5-string bass guitar features a select solid swamp ash body for percussive lows, subtle mids, and expansive highs. Lightweight swamp ash brings out the nuances and clarity that MusicMan basses are known for. Combined with a MusicMan-designed active 3-band preamp you get all the tonal variations you could ever need. A single MusicMan Humbucking pickup has alnico pole pieces for classic warm tones. A 3-way switch lets you select both coils in series, in series with filter, and both coils parallel. The MusicMan-designed 6-bolt neck joint for all the Sterling RAY34 and 35 basses that are strong and stable with no shift in the neck pocket for superior tone transfer. The MusicMan-designed bridge uses a thick saddle for precise adjustments and stability. Precise slotting on each saddle guarantees no sideways movement on the bass strings during heavy playing.
Basses from Sterling by MusicMan are perfect for players seeking the MusicMan vibe at a more affordable price. These instruments are accurate versions of popular Music Man guitars and basses with no compromise on quality or materials. Sterling by MusicMan pledges to make a bass that will deliver the performance you need. Each instrument is inspected, setup and played.
Includes a gig bag.
$ 2,249.00 $ 3,212.99
The first bass designed by Ernie Ball Music Man, the Stingray 5 was unveiled in 1987 and has been an industry standard for extended range basses ever since. With its powerful punchy sound, the added flexibility of additional pickups and a comfortably contoured body the StingRay5 satifies even the most demanding of players.
Welcome to the Ernie Ball Music Man Premier Dealer Network; a select, international group of high-end retailers with the exclusive opportunity to stock special, limited-edition models that showcase the highest level of quality and workmanship inherent to all our instruments. Starry Night, the all-new Premier Dealer Network offering for 2016 features an exclusive limited edition sparkle burst finish. The package also includes a figured, roasted maple neck with stainless steel frets atop an unmarked ebony fretboard - a first from Ernie Ball Music Man.