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Music Man StingRay Special Bass Guitar in Buttercream

Weight 8.8lbs

£3,199.00

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Product Description

The venerable Music Man StingRay model has been at the forefront of the bass world since its introduction in 1976; notably the first production 4-string bass to feature onboard active equalization. The StingRay Special carries the torch into the 21st Century, featuring the same road-ready build and legendary aesthetic that came before, but meticulously refined and updated to suit the most discerning of modern-day bassists.

Boasting a rock-solid construction, the iconic oval pickguard, 3+1 tuning key configuration, and the ever-popular Music Man humbucker — these timeless components combine to produce a look, feel, and sound that is remarkably unmistakable.

Key Features

  • Refined Body Contours — Rounded for improved comfort in any playing position while retaining that revered StingRay sound.
  • Roasted Figured Maple Neck — Roasting treatment increases the wood's stability, durability, water resistance and tolerance of temperature changes for pitch-perfect tuning. The neck is sealed with a smooth oil/wax finish which helps make it feel similar to a well-played bass neck, and comes topped with a warm-sounding Rosewood fingerboard.
  • Stainless Steel Frets — Offer excellent corrosion resistance, with the wide, high-profile fret-type providing a quick response and great articulation.
  • 5-Bolt Sculpted Neck Joint — Allows for unrestricted access to all 22 frets, for incredible playing freedom.
  • Powerful Neodymium Magnet Pickup — The new and improved StingRay electronics revolve around a punchy neodymium magnet humbucker, which pumps out more output than any previous StingRay pickup.
  • 18-Volt Preamp — A newly-designed 3-band preamp delivers ample amounts of clean headroom, meaning that you can crank the volume without "crushing" or distorting your bass sound.
  • Re-Engineered Hardware — Redesigned, lightweight tuning machines create a more balanced neck while still providing ultra-reliable tuning stability.
  • Crafted in California — Each StingRay is crafted at the Ernie Ball Music Man factory in San Luis Obispo, California; blending the delicate touch of hand craftsmanship and the accuracy of robotic technology.

Specifications

Body

  • Body Shape: StingRay
  • Body Wood: Select Hardwood
  • Body Finish: High Gloss Polyester

Neck

  • Neck Wood: Select Roasted Maple
  • Neck Joint: 5-Bolt, Sculpted
  • Neck Width: 1-11/16" (42.86 mm) at Nut; 2-1/2" (63.5 mm) at Last Fret
  • Neck Finish: Gunstock Oil & Hand-Rubbed Special Wax Blend
  • Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
  • Fingerboard Wood: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 11" (279 mm)
  • Frets: 22, High Profile, Wide, Stainless Steel
  • Fret Markers: White Dot
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable

Hardware

  • Bridge: Vintage Music Man Top-Loaded, Steel Bridge Plate with Nickel-Plated Steel Saddles
  • Tuning Machines: Custom Music Man Lightweight with Tapered String Posts & Ergonomic Clover Design
  • Pickguard: White
  • Hardware Colour: Chrome

Electronics

  • Pickup: Music Man Humbucker with Neodymium Magnets
  • Controls: Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass
  • Preamp: 3-Band Active (18V)

Miscellaneous

  • Strings: 45w-65w-80w-100w (Super Slinky Bass #2834)
  • Case: Ernie Ball Music Man MONO Case (Included)
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