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Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Trem Electric Guitar
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The Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray guitar pays homage to the vintage styling and cosmetic appeal of original Music Man models. Updated vintage spec el...Read More
Classic style, lightweight body and redesigned electronics.
The Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray guitar pays homage to the vintage styling and cosmetic appeal of original Music Man models. Updated vintage spec electronics, super smooth vintage tremolo system, and african mahogany bodies are welcome refinements to these new modern renditions. Oversized 4 over 2 headstock with straight string pull for superior tuning stability and flawless craftsmanship throughout make these new modern classics a perfect culmination of old world aesthetics and styling with modern design and playability. Includes hardshell case.
- Body shape: Double cutaway
- Body type: Solid body
- Body material: Solid wood
- Top wood: Not applicable
- Body wood: Lightweight African mahogany
- Body finish: Gloss
- Orientation: Right handed
- Neck shape: Custom asymmetric neck profile
- Neck wood: Rosewood
- Joint: Bolt-on
- Scale length: 25.5"
- Truss rod: Standard
- Neck finish: Ultralight satin
- Material: Maple
- Radius: 10"
- Fret size: High profile, medium width
- Number of frets: 22
- Inlays: Dot
- Nut width: 1.62" (41.3mm)
- Configuration: HH
- Neck: Vintage-output humbucking
- Middle: Not applicable
- Bridge: Vintage-output humbucking
- Brand: Music Man
- Active or passive electronics: Active
- Series or parallel: Series
- Piezo: No
- Active EQ: No
- Special electronics: 500k volume and tone control, Redesigned electronics offer complete tonal consistency
- at all volume levels
- Control layout: Master volume, tone
- Pickup switch: 3-way
- Coil tap or split: No
- Kill switch: No
- Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
- Bridge design: Music Man Modern tremolo with vintage bent steel saddles
- Tailpiece: Not applicable
- Tuning machines: Schaller locking
- Color: Chrome
- Number of strings: 6-string
- Special features: Pickups
- Case: Hardshell case
- Accessories: None
- Country of origin: United States
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- Fun To Play
- Good Feel
- Good Pick Up
- Good Tone
- Solid Electronics
- Rock Concerts
- School Bands
- Small Venues
Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Trem Electric Guitar:
The EBMM Stingray is a blast from the past. The original Stingray first hit the market in the mid '70's and has been revived for 2016. There's nothing revolutionary about the design, except that it has modern touches to make it more appealing to today's guitar player.
In full disclosure, I did not buy my Stingray from Musician's Friend, though I have bought many guitars and other musical gear from them over the years. I found my Vintage Tobacco Stingray in a local guitar shop and was actually able to try it before I bought it.
First of all it's a Music Man, so you know you're getting a high quality guitar. Fit and finish are excellent. The combination of African Mahogany body and EBMM custom wound humbuckers produce a warm tone. The pickups are not your typical high output PAF, but they're not real subtle, either. Note articulation is there as are harmonics. The neck pickup is really good for blues or jazz, and the bridge humbucker can get you into Les Paul territory. The middle position is fantastic for funky stuff, Jimmy Page type riffing, and clean playing. I'm not in any rush to replace them, that's for sure.
The neck is buttery with its 10" radius fretboard - not too flat or too round. It's perfect for all genres. The asymmetric neck carve is a bonus, which really aides in upper fret access. Factory setup is pretty good. It comes stock with .10 - .46 gauge strings, though I have a preference for .09 - .042 on a 25.5" scale length. The 10's are cool, but those Pink Floyd 2-step blues bends take a little extra effort. The tremelo seems a bit stiff, which is not doubt because an extra spring has been added to accommodate the larger gauge strings. One of the things I love about EBMM guitars is they're easy to set up. A change in strings to 9's is easy.
I love the somewhat retro feel and look of the guitar. The head stock is a bit different than the rest of their 6-string guitars, but in a cool way. The chrome accents are a nice touch, as well.