The Ball Family Reserve represents the finest distillation of luxurious craftsmanship that the Music Man brand has on offer. Pristine and exotic tonewoods, powerful and precise electronics, truly exquisite playability.
The BFR StingRay 4 Fretless is no exception. A spellbinding Vintage Sierra Burst finish over a beautifully-figured Ash body, a select Roasted Maple neck with stunning flame, a single ultra-powerful neodymium humbucker. A truly once-in-a-blue-moon instrument!
- Limited Edition run of only 106 basses worldwide
- Ash StingRay body with gloss finish
- Select roasted figured Maple bolt-on neck with gloss finish & fretless board
- Neodymium humbucking pickup (passive)
- 18V active 3-band preamp for ultra-powerful tones
- Vintage Music Man Top Load bridge
- Custom Music Man tuners
Body & Neck
At first glance, it’s immediately apparent that this instrument is built with elegance in mind. With a stripped-back single-pickup configuration, Music Man were able to crank up the luxury. You’ll notice the finest Ash body with beautiful grain, perfectly complemented by a gloss Vintage Sierra Burst finish.
Next up, that neck. Specifically selected figured Roasted Maple is combined with a silky-smooth gloss finish and refined 5-bolt neck joint. This ensures fluid playability and pristine resonance; Ash is the original solid-body tonewood. Combined with Roasted Maple, you get a distinctly balanced tonal palette with plenty of high-mid/treble punch.
Electronics & Hardware
Music Man’s electronics have always stood out from the crowd. Don’t be fooled by the single pickup config; expect phenomenal low-end punch and a diverse output thanks to the neodymium humbucker design. An 18V active preamp and 3-band EQ takes it to another level. Combined with the fretless design, this bass offers a truly unique, potent set of sounds.
The hardware is the icing on the cake, adding a subtle touch of polished class. The Vintage Music Man bridge features NPS saddles for the perfect balance between flexibility, resonance and tuning stability. The hardware is chrome across the board, beautifully contrasting with the luxurious vintage aesthetics.
- Body Shape: StingRay
- Left-/Right-handed: Right-handed
- Number of Strings: 4
- Color: Vintage Sierra Burst
- Body Finish: High Gloss Polyester
- Body Material: Ash
- Neck Material: Roasted Figured Maple
- Radius: 11"
- Fingerboard Material: Roasted Figured Maple
- Number of Frets: Fretless
- Scale Length: 34"
- Nut Width: 1.75"
- Bridge/Tailpiece: Vintage Music Man with NPS saddles
- Tuners: Custom Music Man
- Bridge Pickup: Neodymium Humbucker
- Controls: 1 x master volume, 3-band active EQ
- Strings: Super Slinky Bass, .045-.100
- Case Included: Hardshell Case