Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay 5 Natural


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“This Bass is amazing. When I first played it, it played so smoothly and gracefully that I didn’t want to put it down. I play it all the time and I can’t get enough of it. Ernie Ball MusicMan did a great job in the re-design and I especially like the Dual pickups.” – Brendan Halbohm

“I play in a NuMetal band as well as an acoustic group and needed a bass with the right tone and a great B string. I auditioned basses from Modulus, Spector NYC, Sadowsky, MTD USA, Mike Lull, F Bass, Elrick and Lakland before buying this bass. The only one that came close was the Modulus because of the huge B string but I actually found the tone of the Modulus B to be too clean and clear for my music style as well the D and G string popping to sound rather “synthetic”. With the 5way pup selecter and dual humbuckers on the stingray I can go from an aggressive grind to a nice warm tone to the honk of a P bass and everywhere between. The 3 band EQ works wonderfully for dialing in your tone and the bass sustains for days. I found the string spacing to be very comfortable for both hands as I play chords as well as walking lines and alot of slap. The B string plays wonderfully and provides a clear and deep tone all over the fretboard. If you’ve ever been told that you need a 35″ scale for a good B string you need to play this bass and realize that there are exceptions to everything. The finish and feel of this instrument are top notch and the build quality is superb. I have been playing for over 15 years and have owned over 20 basses from Warwick to Ibanez to Lakland and this bass beats them all. You need only look to the list of pros that use these to see the versatility…. from Linkin Park to Biohazard to Red Hot Chili Peppers to the great Tony Levin of Peter Gabriel these basses deliver time and time again. To sum up my review….. If this bass were stolen today I would order another one tomorrow.” – Mokkadi


Get a bass that’ll do it all. This StingRay 5 is armed with two of the massive Music Man pickups with hum-canceling phantom coils. It has an active 3-band preamp and unique 5-way switching (both coils in series mode, single-coil, or both coils in parallel mode). Select hardwood body and Schaller tuners.


Double massive Alnico humbucking pickups with 3-band active preamp

Ash wood body

Natural Maple Fretboard

Frets: 22 – High profile, wide

Neck Width: 1-3/4″ (44.5 mm) at nut 2-3/4″” (69.9 mm) at last fret

Neck Finish: Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend

Tuning Machines: Schaller BM, with tapered string posts

Neck Attachment: 6 bolts – perfect alignment with no shifting

Schaller BM tapered-post tuners

Controls: 3-band active preamp; vol, treble, mid, bass

Electronic Shielding: Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum lined pickguard

Weight: 4.54 kg

Strings: 45w-65w-80w-100w-130w (Regular Slinky Bass #2836)

Includes hardshell case