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Music Man Stingray

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    Sterling by Music Man S.U.B. StingRay Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Bass
    Product Price $294.15
    Open Box:
    $239.99
  2. Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Special H Maple Fingerboard Electric Bass
    Product Price $2,099.00
    Or $44/month^ for 48 months* Details
  3. Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay5 Special HH Maple Fingerboard Electric Bass
    Product Price $2,299.00
    Or $48/month^ for 48 months* Details
  4. Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay5 Special HH Ebony Fingerboard Electric Bass
    Product Price $2,399.00
    Or $50/month^ for 48 months* Details
  5. Sterling by Music Man S.U.B. StingRay5 Maple Fingerboard 5-String Electric Bass
    Product Price $327.13
  6. Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Special HH Maple Fingerboard Electric Bass
    Product Price $2,199.00
    Or $46/month^ for 48 months* Details
  7. Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay RS Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar
    Product Price $2,149.00
    Or $45/month^ for 48 months* Details
  8. Sterling by Music Man StingRay Roasted Maple Neck Burl Top Bass
    Product Price $849.99
    Or $18/month^ for 48 months* Details
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    $747.99
  9. Sterling by Music Man StingRay5 Roasted Maple Neck Quilt Top 5-String Bass
    Product Price $899.99
    Or $19/month^ for 48 months* Details
  10. Sterling by Music Man S.U.B. StingRay Maple Fingerboard Electric Bass
    Product Price $299.99
  11. Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay5 Special H Maple Fingerboard Electric Bass
    Product Price $2,199.00
    Or $46/month^ for 48 months* Details
  12. Sterling by Music Man S.U.B. StingRay5 Rosewood Fingerboard 5-String Electric Bass
    Product Price $329.99
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    Ernie Ball Music Man BFR StingRay5 Special HH Electric Bass Guitar
    Product Price $3,499.00
    Or $73/month^ for 48 months* Details
  14. Sterling by Music Man StingRay Roasted Maple Neck Bass
    Product Price $749.99
    Or $16/month^ for 48 months* Details
  15. Ernie Ball Music Man BFR StingRay Special HH Electric Bass
    Product Price $2,799.00
    Or $59/month^ for 48 months* Details
  16. Sterling by Music Man StingRay5 Classic Rosewood Fingerboard 5-String Electric Bass
    Product Price $549.99
    Or $12/month^ for 48 months* Details
  17. Sterling by Music Man StingRay Roasted Maple Neck Quilt Top Bass
    Product Price $849.99
    Or $18/month^ for 48 months* Details
    Open Box:
    $747.99
  18. Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray 4 HH Neck Through Electric Bass Guitar
    Product Price $2,499.00
    Or $53/month^ for 48 months* Details
  19. Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay5 Special HH Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Bass
    Product Price $2,299.00
    Or $48/month^ for 48 months* Details
  20. Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay 5 H 5-String Electric Bass Guitar
    Product Price $2,049.00
    Or $43/month^ for 48 months* Details
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    Sterling by Music Man StingRay HH Roasted Maple Neck Rosewood Fingerboard Bass
    Product Price $849.99
    Or $18/month^ for 48 months* Details
  22. Sterling by Music Man StingRay Classic Electric Bass
    Product Price $499.99
    Or $11/month^ for 48 months* Details
  23. Sterling by Music Man StingRay Roasted Maple Neck Rosewood Fingerboard Bass
    Product Price $749.99
    Or $16/month^ for 48 months* Details
    Open Box:
    $599.99
  24. Sterling by Music Man StingRay5 Roasted Maple Neck Burl Top 5-String Bass
    Product Price $899.99
    Or $19/month^ for 48 months* Details
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    Sterling by Music Man StingRay5 Roasted Maple Neck Maple Fingerboard 5-String Bass
    Product Price $799.99 Regular Price $899.99
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  26. Sterling by Music Man StingRay Classic Electric Bass
    Product Price $499.99
    Or $11/month^ for 48 months* Details
  27. Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Special H Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Bass
    Product Price $2,099.00
    Or $44/month^ for 48 months* Details
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    Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Special HH Ebony Fingerboard Electric Bass
    Product Price $2,299.00
    Or $48/month^ for 48 months* Details
  29. Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay5 Special H Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Bass
    Product Price $2,199.00
    Or $46/month^ for 48 months* Details
  30. Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay5 Special H Ebony Fingerboard Electric Bass
    Product Price $2,299.00
    Or $48/month^ for 48 months* Details
  31. Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Special HH Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Bass
    Product Price $2,199.00
    Or $46/month^ for 48 months* Details
  32. Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Special H Ebony Fingerboard Electric Bass
    Product Price $2,199.00
    Or $46/month^ for 48 months* Details
  33. Sterling by Music Man Sterling by Music Man S.U.B. StingRay 5LH Left-Handed 5-String Electric Bass
    Product Price $379.99
  34. Sterling by Music Man Sterling by Music Man StingRay 35HH 5-String Electric Bass
    Product Price $999.99
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  35. Sterling by Music Man StingRay HH Electric Bass
    Product Price $899.99
    Or $19/month^ for 48 months* Details
  36. Sterling by Music Man StingRay Ash Electric Bass
    Product Price $899.99
    Or $19/month^ for 48 months* Details
  37. Sterling by Music Man S.U.B. StingRay 5 HH 5-String Electric Bass
    Product Price $399.99
  38. Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Special H Electric Bass
    Product Price $2,549.00
    Or $54/month^ for 48 months* Details
  39. Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay RS Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar
    Product Price $2,149.00
    Or $45/month^ for 48 months* Details
    Open Box:
    $1,719.20
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    Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray BFR 2019 Electric Guitar
    Product Price $2,499.00
    Or $53/month^ for 48 months* Details
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The Music Man Stingray bass has been a hard-rocking, string-slapping, snapping, spanking, skanking favorite of players from rock, funk, ska, jazz, pop, and just about any other genre imaginable since it was first introduced 1976. Originally designed by a few former Fender craftsmen, including Leo Fender himself, the Stingray bore some similarities to the venerable Precision bass, but boasted some truly trendsetting innovations, including the distinction of being one of the first widely-produced bass guitars to feature active electronics, with a 9-volt battery powering the preamp, and a 2- or 3-band EQ, resulting in a powerful, easily adaptable tone. Early Stingrays also featured a humbucking dual-coil pickup, later complemented with piezo bridge pickups as well, and were easy to play, with a heavy satin finish on the back of the neck to facilitate fast runs up and down the fretboard. They were built to last, with a sturdy, 6-bolt neckplate, and were well-designed, with an easy-to-adjust truss rod, which did not require the removal of the neck for tweaking. The distinctive tone was matched with a very distinctive 3+1 tuning machine arrangement on the headstock and egg-shaped pickguard, so word caught on quickly with players of all stripes eager to learn more about the new powerhouse instrument, from funkmeisters Louis Johnson of The Brothers Johnson and Bernard Edwards of Chic, to rockers like Tom Hamilton of Aerosmith, Cliff Williams of AC/DC, and funk-rockers like the Red Hot Chili Pepper's Flea, as well as John Deacon of Queen and Colin Greenwood of Radiohead. Legendary session player and ubiquitous fill-in Pino Paladino, who has worked with a wide variety of artists from The Who and Eric Clapton to Herbie Hancock, used his '79 Fretless Stingray to great effect on numerous recordings by Gary Numan, Paul Young, Don Henley and a slew of others, to help define the sound o'˜80s pop and rock - if you can think of an '80s tune with fretless bass that wasn't played by Jaco Pastorius, chances are good that it was Pino and his'79 Fretless Stingray. Music Man introduced the Stingray 5, a 5-string beauty, in 1987, which helped establish the instrument's popularity, and which remains a best-seller to this day. The current Stingray lineup includes the Classic 4-string model, with the distinctive headstock, pickguard and walloping tone, as well as the familiar skinny frets and nut, and the slightly wider neck that sets these beasts apart from the pack, loaded with a single passive Alnico humbucker and active 2-band EQ, for that old-school funky vibe. Other 4-string versions include models that are loaded with single or dual humbuckers, or a humbucking piezo bridge pickup for added tonal variety, or, for the truly adventurous, an unlined fretless model, with no frets or markings to detract from the beauty of the fretboard. The 5-string models come similarly equipped, with the Classic 5 model sporting the iconic egg-shaped pickguard, and the standard Stingray 5 boasting a redesigned pickguard and innovative electronics, including a unique 3-way switching system and a hum-canceling phantom coil, and all the legendary attention to craftsmanship, tone and playability that has made the Stingray a favorite for over 35 years. Now snap up a Music Man Stingray today and get your funk out!


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