• Musicman Stingray Special 4 Roasted-RW-Natural
  • Musicman Stingray Special 4 Roasted-RW-Natural

This Musicman Stingray Special is not just one more model within the classic Stingray model. It is actually the new official Stingray. It features so many improvements and updates that Ernie Ball decided this would be the new standard, and we couldn't agree more.

These are the most significant upgrades:

- Rounded body edges: apart from being more comfortable to play, it is also lighter in weight. Special attention is also paid to wood selection for the body, using only lightweight ash and addressing one of the traditional complains amongst Stingray users: the weight. 

- New lighter and improved machineheads: with a lightweight bass such as this one, you need light tuners if you want to avoid neck diving. Also these are a notch above traditional tuners and show excellent mechanics and feel.

- Roasted neck: the neck wood is thermally treated so that humid content is drastically reduced, making the neck much more stable. At the same time, it makes the bass look just great, similar to those old vintage basses that we all love.

- New neodymium humbucker pickup: you get the traditional Stingray tone but with more punch and a fuller sound. We love it.

- New 18 Volt 3 band preamp: with a new pickup you need a new preamp too. All 3 bands have been redisgned to make the most of the pickup and the result is awesome. Deeper lows, fuller sounding mids and softer highs. Absolutely brilliant. The extra headroom you get from a 18 volt preamp will come in handy when you need to bring all the power and low end from this bass.

To sum up: a classic reinvented and improved. Our favourite Stingray so far.

As you can see in the pictures, this is the 4 string single humbucker pickup model

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VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tDVok7fZ-w

First introduced in 1976, the StingRay has been revered as one of the most iconic bass guitars in history. The StingRay was the first production four string bass to feature onboard active equalization. The flagship of the Music Man line, today's StingRay is the same as it was some forty years ago, featuring a solid roadworthy construction, elegant oval pickguard, 3+1 tuning key configuration, and the ever-popular Music Man humbucker -- all of which combine to produce a look, feel, and sound that is remarkably unmistakable.


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SpecificationsStingRay Special
Model StingRay Special
Size 13-1/2" wide, 1-5/8" thick, 44-7/8" long (34.3 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 114.0 cm long)
Body Wood Ash
Body Finish High gloss polyester
Bridge Vintage Music Man® top loaded chrome plated, steel bridge plate with vintage nickel plated steel saddles
Scale Length 34" (86.4 cm)
Neck Radius 11" (27.9 cm)
Headstock Size Only 8-3/4" (22.2 cm) long
Frets 22 - High profile, wide, Stainless Steel
Neck Width 1-5/8" (41.3 mm) at nut 2-1/2" (63.5 mm) at last fret
Neck Wood Select roasted maple neck
Fingerboard Fretted - Maple, Rosewood, or Ebony (dependent on body color)
Neck Finish Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
Neck Colors Standard – Natural with finished headstock
Tuning Machines Custom Music Man, lightweight with tapered string posts and ergonomic clover design
Truss Rod Adjustable - no component or string removal
Neck Attachment 5 bolts - perfect alignment with no shifting; Sculpted neck joint allows smooth access to higher frets
Electronic Shielding Chrome or black plated aluminum control cover (dependent on body color)
Controls 3-band active preamp with 18 volts of headroom; vol, treble, mid, bass
Switching Single Pickup - N/A; Dual Pickup - 5-way lever pickup selector
Pickups Standard - Single Humbucking with Neodymium magnets; Optional - Dual Humbucking with Neodymium magnets
Left Handed No
Strings 45w-65w-80w-100w (Super Slinky Bass #2834)

Musicman Stingray Special 4 Roasted-RW-Natural

Body: Ash
Neck: Roasted Maple
Fingerboard: Rosewoo 11" (27.9 cm)
Construction: Bolt On
Frets: 22 - High profile, wide, Stainless Steel
Pickups: Musicman Single Humbucking with Neodymium magnets
Electronics: Musicman, Active, 18 Volt
Controls: Volume, Bass, Mid, Treble
Weight: 3.6kg
Neck width at nut (mm): 41.3
String spacing at the bridge (mm): 18
Scale (inches): 34
More: Hardcase included. New lightweight hardware. 18 Volt Preamp
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Musicman Stingray Special 4 Roasted-RW-Natural