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Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay 5 5-String Bass Guitar  Black Maple Fretboard

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The awesomely designed MusicMan StingRay 5 is a 5-string bass guitar that will get you deep and dirty. The StingRay5 has an active 3-band preamp, Mus...Read More

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  • Tobacco Burst Rosewood Fretboard

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  • Honey Sunburst Maple Fretboard

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The awesomely designed MusicMan StingRay 5 is a 5-string bass guitar that will get you deep and dirty. The StingRay5 has an active 3-band preamp, MusicMan humbucker pickup with hum-canceling phantom coil, and unique 3-way switching (both coils in series mode, single coil, or both coils in parallel mode). Select hardwood body, maple neck, and Schaller BM tuners. MusicMan includes a hardshell case with the StingRay5 Bass.

FEATURES
  • Active 3-band preamp
  • MusicMan humbucking with hum-canceling phantom coil and unique 3-way switching
  • Select hardwood body
  • Maple neck
  • Schaller BM tapered-post tuners
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Ernie Ball Music ManStingRay 5 5-String Bass Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 85 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (78)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good feel (6)
  • Good tone (6)
  • Good pick up (5)
  • Solid electronics (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (5)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Recording (4)
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    • Experienced (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A Superb 5 string

To sum it all up, if you want attention and see those jaws drop, get this bass, it's unlike any othe bass out there. The only people who don't like these, are...Read complete review

To sum it all up, if you want attention and see those jaws drop, get this bass, it's unlike any othe bass out there. The only people who don't like these, are the ones who don't like aggressive tone. Most people who I demoed this bass to, were blown away by it's sound. It's a very loud bass. So if you want volume, a good b string feel, extreme comfort in a 5er, and want to whack that audience in the face, get this bass, you won't regret it. If you like Flea's bass sound, you'll like this bass, it' does all that and more. From punk to funk to death metal to jazz to progressive, anyway you take this bass, it just works, and it works amazingly well. Haven't found a 5 string I like more than this yet, and I've played just about every major name out there: Ibanez, G&L, Warwick, Fender, Gibson, ESP, Aria, Yamaha, Dean, Schecter, Rickenbacker, Spector, Modulus, and brian Moore, and Cort. None of these offerings have a 5 string I like more than Musicman's Stingray5.
Got one of these babies as a trade for my Warwick Corvette 5 string passive. Turns out it's an early 1991 model year, and has the same AlNiCo humbucker that the 2008 and up Stingray 5s have. If you like the uber aggressive sound that the stingray 4 string is known for, but want it in a 5 string variant, get this bass now. It's mean and aggressive to the point you can punch someone in the face with your sound. The late 1992 to 2007 Stingray5s all had a ceramic bucker which resulted in a more tamed down tone closer to a jazzy sound. The AlNiCo (short for Aluminum-Nickel-Cobalt) humbucker is what gives the Stingray the glorious center of attention sound. Some reviewers I noticed said the Jack is flakey on it, never had a problem on mine as old as it is. Bass also features a 3 way switch for the humbucker configuration, which is parallel-same as a standard 4 string Stingray, single, similar to Jazz pickup, and series which has a nice muffier big sound great for distortion. Controls feature master volume, Bass, Mids, and treble.
If you want quality, this is the go to bass. It's as solid as a rock and has a very nice feel to it, also somehow perfectly comfortable to play.
Can't really beat this. High quality selected woods, hand crafted and assembled in USA, with the stiffest feel between neck and body, equating in a superb B string feel, unlike any other B string I've played.

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basic

Well this bass does come with a good pre-amp and a three-way pickup selecting device, but does lack in quality and durability. It is American made, which is the only reason I can...Read complete review

Well this bass does come with a good pre-amp and a three-way pickup selecting device, but does lack in quality and durability. It is American made, which is the only reason I can see why it would cost 1000+. You would not pay half the price if they manufactured these in Asia.

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

If this bass were active / passive,I would give it six stars

By lakecityLloyd

from Plattsburgh,New York

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good,solid construction
  • Great tone that "bites"
  • Outstanding playability

Cons

  • Is not active / passive

Best Uses

  • Great for all venues

Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay 5 5-String Bass Guitar:

This bass is an excellent all around instrument,with tones that I'd only wished for out of my Fenders (Ps & Js). Although Fenders are great for players who want that classic sound,I was looking for more "grit" & "bite" in addition to the traditional tones,and this bass has all of that . The hardshell case that comes with it,is not only really nice looking,but it is top notch. My only criticism regarding the case,is that there is no compartment inside for accessories. And again,my only criticism of this outstanding bass,is that it is not active / passive.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Exceeded my expectations

By What?

from Atlanta, GA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay 5 5-String Bass Guitar:

    Finally a bass that will stay true throughout the ages.

    (2 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Lousy fretwork

    By Kevin H

    from Stoughton, MA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay 5 5-String Bass Guitar:

    As pulled it out of the box, I was like a kid at Christmas! It was very pretty, although the neck shouldv'e had some side-bindings and gloss urethane!
    I was very disappointed in the fretwork. I actually cut my index finger (no blood), on my fret-hand. They should have taken the time to file the edges of the frets. HUGE disappointemnt. Instruments (especially of that price), should not have those issues! Poor quality control! Sorry

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very impressed

    By Nines

    from Pacific Northwest

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay 5 5-String Bass Guitar:

      Plays as good as it looks. Great sound. This is my first 5 string bass, and I feel that I made a great choice.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      none better (except maybe a Carvin)

      By Hey

      from Mississippi

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Smoothest Neck In Town

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz
      • Had To Adjust A-string

      Best Uses

      • Anywhere But Outside
      • Humidity And Heat Etc

      Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay 5 5-String Bass Guitar:

      Only my 5-string neck-thru-body customized Carvin is more pleasurable to play than this bass. However, this bass beats Fender hands down for playability and smooth neck (hand-rubbed finish).

       
      5.0

      Amazing guitar

      By javio

      from jerome, id

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay 5 5-String Bass Guitar:

        First Ernie Ball instrument. couldnt be happier with it. it was flawlessly setup out of the case minus a tiny adjustment (3 rotations) to the b string bridge saddle adjustment screw. you cannot go wrong with this bass. the growl it has off the low open b string makes me smile everytime!
        Thanks Musicians Friend!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The last name in factory made basses!

        By VictoriousWooten

        from Oxford, MS

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Amazing Pickup
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Any and All

          Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay 5 5-String Bass Guitar:

          I upgraded to the Stingray 5 from an American Special Fender P-Bass. I loved my P-Bass, but the sound from this Stingray just makes me not want to even pick up my P-bass. The first time I plugged this bass in, I was absolutely blown away by the sound. The bottom it carries is so warm, and the tonal range is absolutely astounding. I am playing it through a MarkBass Little Mark tube 800 with a MarkBass 4x10 cab, and the sound is just unmatched by anything else I've ever seen or played. If you want a bass that allows you to dial in any tone you want, from funk to blues to metal, this is your bass. I sincerely believe there is not a better factory made bass on the market. The Stingray 5 does it all and so much more.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best Buy!

          By Joseph Truax

          from Cincinnati, OH

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Big venues
            • Funk
            • Gospel
            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Pro Gigs
            • R And B
            • Recording

            Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay 5 5-String Bass Guitar:

            This bass is incredible. My first bass was a Fender American Jazz Bass and it was great! But it didnt have that low end town. I happend to play a music man 5 string one day and I decided to order one. It has the best low end tone, with the nicest neck I've ever played on. It also has an incredible bridge with the best humbucker. One of my favorite parts are the EQ's. You can literally get any tone out of this bass. Its crazy! Buy this bass now! Its worth so much more than your paying! You will not be disappointed!!

            (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            StingRay 5

            By kurta bez kinte

            from Qalat , Afghanistan

            Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay 5 5-String Bass Guitar:

            Great instrument! Sounds great,quality build.Never had a chance to try one before but first I bought 4 string and was blown away...I had to get me a 5 string :) Now I'll sell all the other basses that I have and keep these ten ton hammer machines :)If you have the money BUY IT,you want be sorry.Thank you Musicians Friend you're simply the best...better than all the rest :D

            (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A Superb 5 string

            By Syndrome666

            from NYC, NY

            Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay 5 5-String Bass Guitar:

            To sum it all up, if you want attention and see those jaws drop, get this bass, it's unlike any othe bass out there. The only people who don't like these, are the ones who don't like aggressive tone. Most people who I demoed this bass to, were blown away by it's sound. It's a very loud bass. So if you want volume, a good b string feel, extreme comfort in a 5er, and want to whack that audience in the face, get this bass, you won't regret it. If you like Flea's bass sound, you'll like this bass, it' does all that and more. From punk to funk to death metal to jazz to progressive, anyway you take this bass, it just works, and it works amazingly well. Haven't found a 5 string I like more than this yet, and I've played just about every major name out there: Ibanez, G&L, Warwick, Fender, Gibson, ESP, Aria, Yamaha, Dean, Schecter, Rickenbacker, Spector, Modulus, and brian Moore, and Cort. None of these offerings have a 5 string I like more than Musicman's Stingray5.
            Got one of these babies as a trade for my Warwick Corvette 5 string passive. Turns out it's an early 1991 model year, and has the same AlNiCo humbucker that the 2008 and up Stingray 5s have. If you like the uber aggressive sound that the stingray 4 string is known for, but want it in a 5 string variant, get this bass now. It's mean and aggressive to the point you can punch someone in the face with your sound. The late 1992 to 2007 Stingray5s all had a ceramic bucker which resulted in a more tamed down tone closer to a jazzy sound. The AlNiCo (short for Aluminum-Nickel-Cobalt) humbucker is what gives the Stingray the glorious center of attention sound. Some reviewers I noticed said the Jack is flakey on it, never had a problem on mine as old as it is. Bass also features a 3 way switch for the humbucker configuration, which is parallel-same as a standard 4 string Stingray, single, similar to Jazz pickup, and series which has a nice muffier big sound great for distortion. Controls feature master volume, Bass, Mids, and treble.
            If you want quality, this is the go to bass. It's as solid as a rock and has a very nice feel to it, also somehow perfectly comfortable to play.
            Can't really beat this. High quality selected woods, hand crafted and assembled in USA, with the stiffest feel between neck and body, equating in a superb B string feel, unlike any other B string I've played.

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