Ernie Ball Launches 35th Anniversary StingRay 5 Bass
After unveiling the bass at NAMM 2022, Ernie Ball Music Man has now launched the 35th Anniversary StingRay 5. The company states that the model is a chance for them to reflect on the bass and its evolution over the last three and a half decades.
“An Anniversary bass celebrates things you do at the beginning, things you do in the middle, and things you do at the end,” Sterling Ball states. “Hopefully, you can create an anniversary bass that incorporates all of these eras together… I think we got it right. I’m so proud of how this came together.”
The 35th Anniversary StingRay 5 is crafted with an ash body and a spalted maple top with a Spalted Sunburst finish. Other appointments include a roasted figured maple neck, ebony fretboard, and copper pearlescent block inlays. It will come in a single humbucker version (limited to 225 instruments) as well as a double humbucker configuration (limited to 25 instruments).
Hear more about the model from Sterling Ball:
The Ernie Ball Music Man 35th Anniversary StingRay 5 is available now for $3,799 for the single pickup and $3,899 for the double pickup version.
Ernie Ball Music Man 35th Anniversary StingRay 5 Bass Specs:
|Inlays:||Copper Pearlescent Block|
|Pickup:||Neodymium Humbucker (Single or Double)|
|Electronics:||18-volt 3-band EQ|
|Other:||Certificate of Authenticity|