Ernie Ball Music Man Announces Short Scale StingRay Special Bass

Ernie Ball Music Man 2019 Short Scale StingRay Bass

Ernie Ball Music Man has announced a limited run of a short scale version of their StingRay bass. The 2019 Short Scale StingRay Special is a passive bass that has a 30-inch scale for easier playability.

The bass is built with an ash body, hard rock maple neck, and either a maple or rosewood fingerboard. Its electronics are the key to keeping the bass sound thumpy.

“The Ernie Ball Music Man humbucking pickup has been specially designed for the short scale bass with higher output neodymium magnets, providing a warm signature tone,” the company writes. “Electronics package includes a 3-way rotary switch featuring parallel, true single coil, and series modes. All three pickup selections can be augmented by a passive bass boost found by engaging a push volume pot.”

Other features include a modern classic bridge, 22 stainless steel frets, and new lightweight Music Man tuning machines. The bass will come in Ultra Blue Marine and Raspberry Pearl finishes. Ernie Ball says it will be available in October with a street price of $1,999.99.

Ernie Ball Music Man Short Scale StingRay Bass Specs:

Neck:Hard Rock Maple
Fingerboard:Maple or Rosewood
Frets:22 Stainless Steel
Pickup:Neodymium Magnet Music Man Humbucker
Electronics:Passive Bass Boost; 3-way Switch for Parallel, Single Coil, Series Modes
Bridge:Ernie Ball Music Man top loaded chrome plated, steel bridge plate with nickel plated steel saddles

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