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Ernie Ball Music Man Classic Stingray 5 Electric Bass Guitar  Black Maple Fretboard with Birdseye Maple Neck

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The Music Man Classic Stingray 5 Electric Bass delivers the old school vibe you love with the flawless craftsmanship and incredible feel that sets Mu...Read More

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The best of the old and new with unmistakable Music Man craftsmanship.

The Music Man Classic Stingray 5 Electric Bass delivers the old school vibe you love with the flawless craftsmanship and incredible feel that sets Music Man basses apart. This tricked-out Classic Collection Stingray 5-string bass is just as breathtaking to look at as it is to play and hear.

In the Music Man Stingray 5 bass, fat, powerful tone with great snap and articulation meet the stunning beauty and smooth feel of the finished figured maple neck. For classic vibe in a bass guitar with modern custom shop elegance, the Music Man Classic Stingray 5 is unsurpassed.

  • Solid ash slab body
  • Finished figured maple neck with 7-1/2" radius maple or rosewood fretboard
  • Through-body stringing, bridge saddle string mutes
  • Classic skinny frets and nut
  • Single passive alnico humbucker with active 2-band preamp
  • Chrome truss rod adjuster wheel and battery cover

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Ernie Ball Music ManClassic Stingray 5 Electric Bass Guitar

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)



By Billy Rodrigo

from Austin, TX

About Me Professional Musician


  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics


    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man Classic Stingray 5 Electric Bass Guitar:

    Great build quality, easy to tweak setup/action with the easy truss rod adjustment feature. Sweet birdseye maple neck and board. Finish quality A++. 2 band EQ takes some getting used to however. If you buy one take the time to learn how to use it. Once you get the hang of it, it affords a terrific opportunity to work out some very cool tones. I little goes a long way so the right adjustment can give you sweet tones a slight over/under adjustment can turn the tone to caca (I couldn't use the word I originally submitted). Pricey, but the quality is commensurate with the value.
    This is the 14th bass in my present collection, everything is Q1, no beginner models. This one is right up there with the best of them.
    + Great price and service from MF.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


    my most prized possession...

    Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man Classic Stingray 5 Electric Bass Guitar:

    If you can afford it- get it! if you can get it used- get it! Save if you have to- you won't second guess this investment.
    this bass is amazing! I tested one out at guitar center and I fell in love with the neck and tone. The classic stingray tone is in here and more- serious pressence! A little heavey but the tone and feel are the rewards. Of course this instrument is visually stunning- I have the powder blue with rosewood/birdseye maple neck- luxurious! This is a great complimnet/contrast to my roadworn jazz bass.
    Oozes quality- like butter! Serious attention to detail and playability- perfect setup out of the box.
    You get what you pay for- this is an investment that will keep rewarding you and will retain most of its value if not exceed it once its no longer in production. This bass will last a lifetime!

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


    Perfect pocket and recording bass

    By Killbert

    from Boston

    Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man Classic Stingray 5 Electric Bass Guitar:

    As a pro I count on a bass to sound great in a mix and track well. This bass delivers in style and grace. Apart from being very beautiful and comfortable, these instruments excel at sitting in with a kick drums and having an even balance between strings. The foam mutes, while hard to adjust, are a wonderful feature that really bring old school life to your sound, and as someone who prefers roundwounds for pick and slap work, allow me to get flatwound tone without changing basses. Construction is like a tank and it truly is beautiful. The necks on these things are literally stunning.I play solo bass pieces on the side from the meat and potatoes of pro life, and this bass is honestly best suited for ensemble playing, and not solo work. But to be honest, stingrays have always truly been ensemble instruments. For a 2 band eq it does have a lot of presence and tone shaping. My favorite is when the treble is all the way down and you hear what in my opinion could be the warmest, fullest and punchiest bass tone around.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


    freakn awsome

    By curt-MtEhr

    from ca

    Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man Classic Stingray 5 Electric Bass Guitar:

    I just bought this bass and i was suprised how well it sounded in a band setting. it cut through sooo well it made my low wattage amp sound so much louder!the tone on this bass is incredible! save and buy one if you can.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


    Massive tone.

    By Thrillhouse

    from Chicago

    Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man Classic Stingray 5 Electric Bass Guitar:

    I recently purchased the Mint Green/Maple fretboard version of this bass. I was blown away when I played this in the store. The first thing I noticed was the big but tight low-end and razor-edge high-end. This bass has a two band EQ which is more than enough to dial in a variety of tones. However, this bass really feels/sounds like it's been made to rock. The quality of the build is outstanding. This bass is also fairly heavy but all that weight, along with the string through bridge really contribute to the huge, in your face tone of this instrument. The set-up/sting choice that comes with this bass is average but did need some adjusting to feel just right (but what instrument doesn't?). If you can afford this instrument, or even if you can't (it is rather expensive) do yourself a favor and at least play one ASAP. You won't regret it.

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