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Ernie Ball Music Man Announces 35th Anniversary StingRay 5 Bass
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Ernie Ball Music Man Announces 35th Anniversary StingRay 5 Bass

Three and a half decades ago, the Music Man Stingray 5 made its debut. Now, Ernie Ball Music Man is celebrating with the 35th Anniversary StingRay 5.

Ernie Ball Music Man Introduces 5-String DarkRay Bass
Basses

Ernie Ball Music Man Introduces 5-String DarkRay Bass

After teaming up with Darkglass Electronics to unveil the DarkRay bass last year, Ernie Ball Music Man added a five-string version to the lineup.

Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils Joe Dart II Bass
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Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils Joe Dart II Bass

Vulfpeck fans with keen eyes may have noticed that Joe Dart was sporting a new bass in the latest Fearless Flyers videos. Now Ernie Ball Music Man has revealed the instrument to be the Joe Dart II, which adds to the company’s line of artist basses.

Ernie Ball Music Man Now Offering John Myung Signature Bass in Platinum Silver
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Ernie Ball Music Man Now Offering John Myung Signature Bass in Platinum Silver

Ernie Ball Music Man unveiled a signature bass for Dream Theater’s John Myung back in 2020, and now they’re updating it with a new finish. The John Myung Bongo 6 HH now comes in a Platinum Silver color palette to complement the original black finish.

Ernie Ball Hyper Slinky Bass Strings Now Available
Accessories & Strings

Ernie Ball Hyper Slinky Bass Strings Now Available

Ernie Ball unveiled a new set of their Slinky Bass Strings back in 2020, and now they’re available. The Hyper Slinky Bass strings offer a new gauge set of .040, .060, .080, and .100.

Ernie Ball Music Man Announces Ball Family Reserve Short Scale StingRay 4 Bombshell Bass
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Ernie Ball Music Man Announces Ball Family Reserve Short Scale StingRay 4 Bombshell Bass

Ernie Ball Music Man’s seasonal Ball Family Reserve instruments have been unveiled for spring 2022 including a limited-edition bass. The BFR Short Scale StingRay 4 Bombshell is limited to 105 pieces worldwide.

Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils Winter 2021 Ball Family Reserve Lineup
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Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils Winter 2021 Ball Family Reserve Lineup

Ernie Ball Music Man has unveiled the Winter 2021 edition of their Ball Family Reserve instruments, including one bass: The BFR Stingray 5 Special Fretless.

Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils the Tim Commerford Limited Edition StingRay Bass Collection
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Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils the Tim Commerford Limited Edition StingRay Bass Collection

Ernie Ball Music Man has unveiled a new collection of instruments in their Artist Series in collaboration with Tim Commerford. He’s been a StingRay player for most of his career, and the line includes four variations of EBMM’s flagship bass.

Ernie Ball Music Man and Darkglass Team Up For DarkRay Bass
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Ernie Ball Music Man and Darkglass Team Up For DarkRay Bass

Ernie Ball Music Man has teamed up with Darkglass Electronics to unveil the DarkRay 4-string Bass. Available in Obsidian Black and Granite Stone finishes, the bass takes the StingRay Special model and fits it with new electronics.

Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils New Joe Dart Basses
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Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils New Joe Dart Basses

Ernie Ball Music Man has proven it gets funkier by adding to the Joe Dart Signature Bass collection. First is the original Joe Dart bass in an all-new black velvet finish to complement the original natural velvet. Second is the Joe Dart Jr.

Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils New Finishes
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Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils New Finishes

While no new basses have been revealed so far, Ernie Ball Music Man has unveiled a plethora of dazzling new finishes for their basses. That includes the Music Man line as well as the entry-level Sterling by Music Man line.

Ernie Ball Music Man Announces Two Basses in December’s Ball Family Reserve
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Ernie Ball Music Man Announces Two Basses in December’s Ball Family Reserve

Ernie Ball Music Man has unveiled their December lineup for the Ball Family Reserve series, which includes two takes on the Stingray Special. This includes the Stingray Special 5 in a Kinetic Blue finish and the Stingray Special – Passive.