Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay5 Neck-Through - Black

5-string Electric Bass with Ash Body, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and Humbucking Pickup - Black
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Neck-through StingRay5!

Ernie Ball Music Man's StingRay5 H 5-string solidbody electric bass gives you the solid bottom end you need to drive the most demanding rhythms. The choice of many of Sweetwater's most demanding bass players for its tonal versatility, this StingRay5 gives you a whole new level of low-end with an authentic Ernie Ball Music Man humbucker and neck-through construction. By combining an ash body and maple through-neck with killer active electronics and Ernie Ball Music Man's own massive-sounding pickups, the StingRay5 H delivers everything you could ask for.

Ernie Ball Music Man StringRay5 H 5-string Bass at a Glance:
  • Neck-through design for monumental sustain
  • Compensated Nut gives you incredibly precise intonation
  • Killer electronics for super-punchy bass sound
Neck-through design for monumental sustain

The StingRay5 H owes its great tone and sustain in part to something you can't even see - a neck-through-body design. This construction technique adds to your sustain in a big way. Since the entire guitar is structurally integrated, with the pickups, bridge, and tailpiece affixed to the actual neck, you'll get better vibrational and tonal transfer through out the entire instrument.

Compensated Nut gives you incredibly precise intonation

Every Ernie Ball Music Man guitar or bass with a fixed bridge also has their patented compensated nut, and you'll hear the precise intonation across the entire neck. As Ernie Ball Music Man describes it, the compensated nut gives each string "an individual intonation pocket that slightly changes the effective string length, causing notes that traditionally play sharp to be more in tune." It's just one more way the StingRay adds to your already great playing experience.

Killer electronics for super-punchy bass sound

From the very first time you plug in your Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay5 H, you'll appreciate both the phenomenal low-end punch and the massive tonal versatility the humbucking pickup delivers. Granted, the extra-stout pole pieces and wide windings provided by these Alnico pickups contribute a solid basis for your tone, but it's the StingRay5 H's active preamp and 3-band EQ really that let you sculpt your sound. As a result, everyone from Guy Pratt to Cliff Williams to Flea have enjoyed the extreme punch and fluid versatility this amazing instrument has to offer.

Ernie Ball Music Man StringRay5 H 5-string Bass Features:
  • A performance-built bass any serious player can appreciate
  • Ash body coupled with a maple through-neck delivers amazing playability and sustain
  • Beefy humbucker with active 3-band EQ gives you fat and punchy tone
  • Outfitted with Schaller tuners and a hardened steel bridge for maximum stability
  • Hardshell case included

Get fat bass tone and great sustain with the neck-through Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay5 H!

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Tech Specs

Body Shape StingRay
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 5
Color Black
Body Material Ash
Body Finish High Gloss Polyester
Neck Material Maple
Neck Shape StingRay
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 34"
Nut Width 1.625"
Bridge/Tailpiece Standard Music Man Chrome Plated
Tuners Schaller BM
Number of Pickups 1
Bridge Pickup Music Man Humbucker
Controls 1 x Volume, 2-band Active Preamp
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number 202-01-20-01

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Musicman Stingray 5 Neck-Thru Bass

Before commenting on the instrument itself, I should mention the truly excellent level of service I received from Sweetwater, and their Sales Engineer, Brock Andrews. His email responses were immediate, comprehensive, and always helpful and very friendly.Regarding the bass... absolutely fantastic. I've owned several Stingray 5's over the years, and this one everything I'd hoped it would be. Visually, it's exactly as shown in the hi-res photos Brock emailed me before shipping. The build quality and finish are flawless, and in my opinion the neck-thru construction adds noticeably to the resonance and sustain of the bass compared to a standard SR5, and as I said, I've owned a few! Well worth the price tag. Thank you Ernie Ball, thank you Sweetwater. A great product, and a great experience.
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