Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils New StingRay Special Bass Colors

Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Special Bass Bodies

The NAMM Show was held in the spring this year, and Ernie Ball Music Man was ready for it with new colors for the StingRay Special. The company revealed four new finishes: Sea Breeze, Laguna Green, Pueblo Pink, and Butter Cream.

Each of the finishes will come with a rosewood fingerboard. They will be available on both four and five-string versions of the bass as well as the H and HH models. Other key features include a Music Man humbucker, a roasted maple neck, and an 18-volt 3-band EQ.

The new Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Specials will be shipping this summer, with prices starting at $2,799.

Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Special Bass Specs:

Body Wood:Ash
Body Finish:High gloss polyester
Bridge:Vintage Music Man top loaded chrome plated, steel bridge plate with vintage nickel plated steel saddles
Scale Length:34″ (86.4 cm)
Neck Radius:11″ (27.9 cm)
Headstock Size:Only 8-3/4″ (22.2 cm) long
Frets:22 - High profile, wide, Stainless Steel
Neck Width:1-5/8″ (41.3 mm) at nut 2-1/2″ (63.5 mm) at last fret
Neck Wood:Select roasted maple neck
Neck Finish:Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
Neck Colors:Standard – Natural with finished headstock
Tuning Machines:Custom Music Man, lightweight with tapered string posts and ergonomic clover design
Truss Rod:Adjustable - no component or string removal
Neck Attachment:5 bolts
Electronic Shielding:Chrome
Controls:3-band active preamp with 18 volts of headroom; vol, treble, mid, bass
Switching:Single Pickup - N/A; Dual Pickup - 5-way lever pickup selector
Pickups:Standard - Single Humbucking with Neodymium magnets; Optional - Dual Humbucking with Neodymium magnets
Weight:8 lbs, 8 oz (3.86 kg) - varies slightly
Strings:45w-65w-80w-100w (Super Slinky Bass #2834)

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