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Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils Ball Family Reserve Fretless StingRay
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Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils Ball Family Reserve Fretless StingRay

Ernie Ball Music Man revealed the latest in their monthly Ball Family Reserve series, including a Fretless StingRay. The bass comes in a Vintage Sierra Burst, but the most attention-grabbing aspect is its highly figured roasted maple neck and fingerboard.

Ernie Ball Music Man Short Scale StingRay Bass Now Shipping
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Ernie Ball Music Man Short Scale StingRay Bass Now Shipping

After previewing it at the Winter NAMM Show earlier this year, Ernie Ball Music Man is now shipping the Short-Scale StingRay bass. It features the company’s flagship bass model in a 30-inch scale.

Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils Ball Family Reserve Bongo 5HH Bass
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Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils Ball Family Reserve Bongo 5HH Bass

Ernie Ball Music Man has unveiled the latest in their Ball Family Reserve series with two guitars and a bass. The limited-edition bass is a five-string Bongo in a Wild Cherry Burst finish.

Ernie Ball Music Man Introduces Two New Limited Edition Basses
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Ernie Ball Music Man Introduces Two New Limited Edition Basses

Ernie Ball Music Man has revealed the April 2019 offering of their Ball Family Reserve series, which allows for creating rare pieces with figured tone woods and finer finishes.

Ernie Ball Music Man Announces Short Scale StingRay Special Bass
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Ernie Ball Music Man Announces Short Scale StingRay Special 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.

Ernie Ball Music Man and Vulfpeck Announce Joe Dart Signature Bass
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Ernie Ball Music Man and Vulfpeck Announce Joe Dart Signature Bass

Vulfpeck’s Joe Dart has a new signature bass by Ernie Ball Music Man. The Joe Dart Bass is initially limited to 50 units and will only be on sale during the month of March.

Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Special Basses Now Shipping
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Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Special Basses Now Shipping

Earlier this year, Ernie Ball Music Man announced they were revamping their flagship Stingray bass. Now the Stingray Special is shipping. The model, which was originally released in 1976, has been reimagined with a host of new features while retaining its identity. The body has been contoured and the neck joint has been sculpted for improved access to the upper...

Ernie Ball Music Man Updates StingRay Bass for 2018
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Ernie Ball Music Man Updates StingRay Bass for 2018

Ernie Ball Music Man’s StingRay has been a time-tested model for decades, but both the four and five-string versions will be getting an update for 2018. The company made the announcement at the Winter NAMM Show. “For 2018, the StingRay4 and StingRay5 have been reimagined with new features and appointments that provide a new level of playing comfort while retaining...

Bass of the Week: Ernie Ball Music Man Bongo 4 HH
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Bass of the Week: Ernie Ball Music Man Bongo 4 HH

This week we’re checking out the Ernie Ball Music Man Bongo 4 HH, a bass they describe as “well balanced, comfortable, resonant and expressive with effortless playability.” The Bongo was introduced in 2003 with a modern double cutaway body design that complements the flagship StingRay model. It’s built with a basswood body in six color options: Black, Tangerine Pearl, Sky...

Ernie Ball Music Man Teases 30th Anniversary StingRay5 Bass
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Ernie Ball Music Man Teases 30th Anniversary StingRay5 Bass

Ernie Ball Music Man has unveiled their 2017 Spring Collection, including a 30th Anniversary StingRay5 model. The 5-string version of their flagship bass was first introduced in 1986 and the company is celebrating gorgeous limited edition version. The bass is built with an ash body covered in a transparent buttercream finish that’s accented with a red tortoise shell pickguard. The...