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Music Man StingRay 5 5-String Bass Guitar Pearl Blue Maple Fretboard

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Overview
  • Active 3-band preamp
  • MusicMan humbucking with hum-canceling phantom coil and unique 3-way switching
  • Select hardwood body
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $2,250.00 - $2,500.00
  • Your Savings:
    up to - $750.00
  • New Starting At:
    $1,57500
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  • White Maple Fretboard

    $1,750.00 Top Rated

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  • Tobacco Burst Rosewood Fretboard

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  • Honey Sunburst Maple Fretboard

    $1,645.00 Top Rated

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  • Honey Sunburst Rosewood Fretboard

    $1,645.00 Top Rated

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  • Pearl Blue Maple Fretboard

    $1,610.00 Top Rated

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  • Black Maple Fretboard

    $1,575.00 Top Rated

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  • Black Rosewood Fretboard

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  • White Rosewood Fretboard

    $1,750.00 Top Rated

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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

Put its hot-rodded electronics to work on your sound. Order today!

 
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Music ManStingRay 5 5-String Bass Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 83 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (76)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (4)
    • Practicing (4)
    • Recording (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (5)

    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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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Lousy fretwork

    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...Read complete review

    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

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    2.0

    Lousy fretwork

    By Kevin Harris

    from Boston, MA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about 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

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    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 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.

      Comment on this review

      (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 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).

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      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 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!

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        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 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.

          Comment on this review

          (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 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!!

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            (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            StingRay 5

            By kurta bez kinte

            from Qalat , Afghanistan

            Comments about 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

            Comment on this review

            (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A Superb 5 string

            By Syndrome666

            from NYC, NY

            Comments about 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.

            Comment on this review

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The Famous Stingray

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

            This bass is great. Stuctural flaw in the jack, but it is a simple, easy fix. This a great bass and worth the money for sure. You'll never be disappointed.
            Ah yes, the famous and admired by many Ernie Ball MusicMan Stingray Bass (5). This is hands down one of the best pieces of equipment that I have ever owned. I've tried out a lot of different brands, Fender; Schecter; and Gibson, and nothing comes close to the tone, quality, and value that the owner receives from this bass. I've owned this bass for about a year now. As iconic and popular this bass is, I have found one fatal flaw that no one likes to talk about. The output jack is notoriusly awful. In discussion with other owners of this bass, I have found that within an average of three months the jack starts to go in and out. However! This problem is easily solved by buying and installing a new jack. Simple. Despite this flaw, the value and quality you receive from this product is extraordinary. I'm a sole supporter of the MusicMan from here on out.
            I don't want to give a nine, but the jack is just so bad. But, a simple fix.
            Solid tone. Solid frame.

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Nothing comes close.

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

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

            I think this is the best factory-made 5 string bass on the market. Nothing comes close. I've been playing bass since '97 and have tried out many basses and gears. Nothing beats Stingray along with Apmpeg 810 cab and SVT4 or Classic head. While on tour I had other musicians come out to me just to tell me that they were amazed with my sound. I actually saw at least two other bass players getting their own Stingrays after hearing me on stage. I recently got Fretless Fender J and I think Fenders are the only instruments that are comparable with MM. Well, no wonder, since they all are Leo's designs.

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