Ernie Ball’s booth at NAMM this year was buzzing with a new neck-through version of their flagship StingRay Bass. Available in four and five-string versions, the StingRay Neck Through is built with a 3-piece maple neck the runs the entire length of its ash body. The StingRay has only featured bolt-on construction since its introduction in 1976.
The new bass will also include a rosewood fretboard and will come in an array of finishes. Each has several pickup options. The four-string can come with a single humbucker matched to a 2-band EQ, a double humbucker set, or a humbucker/single coil configuration. The five-string has the same options, minus the EQ.
Ernie Ball says the StingRay Neck Through basses will be available soon. They will carry retail prices comparable to their current U.S.made StingRays, which is approximately $2,200 to $2,300.
Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Neck Through Bass Photos:
Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Neck Through Bass Specs:
|Body Wood:||Ash body wings|
|Neck:||3-piece Select Maple|
|Body Finish:||High gloss polyester|
|Bridge:||Standard Music Man® chrome plated, hardened steel bridge plate with stainless steel saddles|
|Pickguard:||Standard – Black or White; Optional – Shell, White Pearloid, Black Pearloid, and Vintage White Pearloid|
|Scale Length:||34” (86.4 cm)|
|Frets:||21 on 4-string; 22 on 5-string|
|Neck Finish:||High gloss polyester|
|Neck Colors:||Color matches body|
|Tuning Machines:||Schaller BM, with tapered string posts|
|Truss Rod:||Adjustable – no component or string removal|
|Neck Attachment:||Through neck design|
|Electronic Shielding:||Chrome plated brass control cover|
|Controls:||Single Pickup, 2-band active preamp; vol, treble, bass; Dual Pickup, 3-band active preamp; vol, treble, mid, bass|
|Switching:||Single Pickup – N/A; Dual Pickup – 5-way lever pickup selector|
|Pickups:||Standard – Music Man® humbucking with Alnico magnets; Optional – Dual Humbucking with Alnico magnets; Optional – Humbucking/Single coil with Alnico magnets|
|Strings:||45w-65w-80w-100w (Super Slinky Bass #2834)|
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