Striking New Finish with Eye-catching Black Hardware
You're the pulse of your band. That's why you need a StingRay 5 HH. This 5-string bass guitar's beefy humbuckers give you the solid bottom end you need to drive the most challenging rhythms. On top of that, an active 3-band EQ provides a ton of tonal versatility. The StingRay 5 HH's smooth-playing maple neck is finished with gunstock oil and a hand-rubbed wax blend. A comfortable maple fingerboard also adds to its playability. Ever since the early '70s, StingRay basses have been sought after by demanding bass players worldwide. Pick up this Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay and see what the hype is all about.
Killer electronics for super-punchy bass sound
From the very first time you plug in your Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay 5 HH, you'll appreciate both the phenomenal low-end punch and the massive tonal versatility its soapbar-style humbuckers deliver. Granted, the Alnico pickup's stout pole pieces and beefy windings supply a solid foundation for your tone, but it's the StingRay 5 HH's active preamp and 3-band EQ that really sculpt your sound. As a result, everyone from shoegazer-era rockers to funk masters have enjoyed the extreme punch this amazing instrument delivers.
Smooth-playing maple neck/maple fingerboard combo
There's simply no substitute for a great neck. Ernie Ball Music Man put a ton of work into developing a neck that would provide you with the perfect balance of comfort, speed, and stability, and for this StingRay 5 HH they spec'd select maple for the neck and fingerboard. Perfect for sculpting your unique signature sound! The gunstock oil and hand-rubbed wax blend on the back of the StingRay 5 HH's neck feels amazing and lets your hand glide along effortlessly. And bass players here at Sweetwater really dig its 6-bolt attachment — it easily surpasses the stability of many set necks.
Loaded with StingRay style, sound, and innovation
The StingRay 5 HH, like the rest of Ernie Ball Music Man's StingRay bass lineup, claims roots that run back to 1976. Since then, they've been revered as one of the most iconic bass guitars in history. Armed with fat and punchy humbuckers, active electronics, and a delightfully chunky neck, it's no wonder the StingRay became a standard for renowned bass players as Guy Pratt, Cliff Williams, and Flea.
Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay 5 HH Features:
- A performance-built 5-string bass any serious player can appreciate
- Two beefy humbuckers plus active 3-band EQ give you fat, punchy, and versatile tone
- Ash body and select maple neck deliver amazing comfort and sustain
- Outfitted with Schaller tuners and a hardened steel bridge for maximum stability
- Striking Firemist Purple finish with eye-catching black hardware