First introduced in 1976, the StingRay has been revered as one of the most iconic bass guitars in history. The StingRay was the first production four string bass to feature onboard active equalization. The flagship of the Music Man line, today's StingRay is the same as it was some forty years ago, featuring a solid roadworthy construction, elegant oval pickguard, 3+1 tuning key configuration, and the ever-popular Music Man humbucker -- all of which combine to produce a look, feel, and sound that is remarkably unmistakable.
STINGRAY SPECIAL HIGHLIGHTS
NEODYMIUM HUMBUCKING PICKUPS
18 VOLT, 3 BAND EQ ACTIVE PREAMP
ROASTED MAPLE NECK AND COMPENSATED
5-BOLT SCULPTED NECK JOINT
The sculpted neck joint provides uninhibited access to all 22 stainless steel frets atop roasted maple necks.
REFINED BODY CONTOURS
Enhanced body contours are rounded for more comfort in any playing position while retaining that revered, iconic StingRay sound.
POWERFUL NEODYMIUM PICKUPS
The new and improved StingRay electronics feature powerful neodymium magnets, bringing you more output and a wider range of sounds
NEW 18-VOLT PREAMP
A newly designed 18-volt 3-Band preamp for extra clean headroom lets you dial in everything from modern punch to classic, vintage tones.
13-1/2" wide, 1-5/8" thick, 44-7/8" long (34.3 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 114.0 cm long)
High gloss polyester
Vintage Music Man® top loaded chrome plated, steel bridge plate with vintage nickel plated steel saddles
34" (86.4 cm)
11" (27.9 cm)
Only 8-3/4" (22.2 cm) long
22 - High profile, wide, Stainless Steel
1-11/16" (42.86 mm) at nut 2-1/2" (63.5 mm) at last fret
Select roasted maple neck
Fretted - Maple, Rosewood, or Ebony (dependent on body color)
Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
Standard – Natural with finished headstock
Custom Music Man, lightweight with tapered string posts and ergonomic clover design
Adjustable - no component or string removal
5 bolts - perfect alignment with no shifting; Sculpted neck joint allows smooth access to higher frets
Chrome or black plated aluminum control cover (dependent on body color)
3-band active preamp with 18 volts of headroom; vol, treble, mid, bass
Single Pickup - N/A; Dual Pickup - 5-way lever pickup selector
Standard - Single Humbucking with Neodymium magnets; Optional - Dual Humbucking with Neodymium magnets