Based on popular demand, Ernie Ball is offering a limited test run of the SLO Special 5, a Music Man Stingray 5-string bass with 19-mm string spacing. The company says it must receive 125 pre-orders between now and July 12, 2011 to put the instruments into production. If the orders are met, it will become a regular product.
The Stingrays will only be available in black, with a black pickguard and natural headstock. Options include single or double humbuckers and your choice of a maple or rosewood fretboard.
The SLO Special 5 with 19mm string spacing is priced at $1,999 with a 50% deposit required, which is non-refundable should the basses go into production.
For more info, visit the pre-order page.
Music Man Sting Ray 5-String Bass with 19mm Spacing Specs:
- Body Wood: Ash
- Weight: 10 pounds
- Body Finish: High gloss polyester
- Scale Length: 34” (86.4 cm)
- Frets: 22 – High profile, wide
- String Spacing: 19mm
- Neck Wood: Maple
- Fingerboard: Fretted – maple or rosewood
- Neck Finish: Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
- Tuning Machines: Schaller BM, with tapered string posts
- Electronic Shielding: Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum lined pickguard
- Controls: 3-band active preamp; vol, treble, mid, bass
- Switching:Single Pickup – 3-way lever pickup selector; Dual Pickup – 5-way lever pickup selector
- Pickups: Standard – Music Man® humbucking with alnico pole pieces and hum canceling phantom coil; Optional – Dual Humbucking with alnico pole pieces