Ernie Ball Offers Test Run of Music Man Stingray 5-String Bass with 19mm Spacing

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.

Music Man Sting Ray 5-String Bass with 19mm Spacing

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

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  1. Franco

    which is the standard string spacing for the stingray 5?

  2. Mike

    It won’t be a true SR5 unless the neck is only wide enough to let the G string to fall off the side of the fingerboard…

    • Phil

      So true. Couldn’t believe I spent $1500 for an instrument with that kind of issue cost an additional $135.00 to have a premium double wide bone nut installed with adjusted spacing to compensate. Actually the bass is for sale highly overrated IMHO.

  3. Rachel

    19! Wow! Like my Ibanez BTB775. Wish I could afford this awesome StingRay 5.

  4. does anyone know if the GK-3B works on the Musicman with a 17.5mm spacing? I know it has switches for 17 and 18mm, but no 17.5…