• Musicman 40th Anniversary Stingray Old Smoothie Chocolate Burst
  • Musicman 40th Anniversary Stingray Old Smoothie Chocolate Burst

Musicman is one of the few brands that can be really be named classic in the history of the electric bass.

When Leo Fender was mistakenly diagnosed from a terminal desease, he sold his company to CBS. When he found out he was O.K. he went back to desgining and building instruments and amps and he started the Music Man Company in the early 70's. The Stingray was his first design and even though it was based on his own Precision Bass in many aspects, this new bass boasted a humbucker pickup located at the sweet spot plus active electronics. This created a completely different sound that soon became one of the most sought after. When Ernie Ball took over Musicman in the early 80's they continued the tradition and have been adding improvements and refinements here and there throughout the years while also adding new models.

This is the 40th Anniversary "Old Smoothie" model, a faithful reproduction of StingRay prototype #26, designed for Sterling Ball during his time spent testing and developing the original prototypes back in the 70’s. Named for its smooth even tone that is reminiscent of the highly sought after vintage Music Man StingRay sound, “Old Smoothie” has been precisely reproduced including the one-of-a-kind custom made 10 pole piece pickup design, body headstock and pickguard shape, 34-inch scale maple neck and fingerboard, low profile narrow frets, hardware, and of course 2 band active electronics for the classic sound. Even the bridge mutes are here. We love it. If you are serious about getting a really good Stingray you have to test this one.

Names like Louis Johnson, Flea or Tony Levin come to mind as soon as you start to play this instrument. The neck feels like a dream and the perfect fret job allows you to set a low action with no fretbuzz.

The classic Musicman truss rod adjustment system is still one of the best ideas in the industry as you can adjust the neck with just about any tool that fits into the spokewheel. Cool! There are also modern appointments such as the new compensated nut that improves tuning at the first frets.

To sum up: a solid bass that will withstand the test of time and will give you many years of joy no matter whether you play Rock, Pop, Jazz, Funk or Punk.

Musicman 40th Anniversary Stingray Old Smoothie Chocolate Burst

Availability: green

Body: Ash
Neck: Maple
Fingerboard: Maple
Construction: Atornillado
Frets: 21
Pickups: Custom "Old Smoothie" humbucking with 10 elongated Alnico magnets and split cover
Electronics: Musicman Active
Controls: Volume, 2 band EQ
Weight: 4.3kg
Neck width at nut (mm): 43
String spacing at the bridge (mm): 19
Scale (inches): 34
More: 40th Anniversary model. Custom pickups and electronics that recreate the sound of the original Stingray basses from the 70's
RRP"2.830,00 €
Our price €
2.400,00 €

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Musicman 40th Anniversary Stingray Old Smoothie Chocolate Burst