Chuck Levin's is an authorized dealer of Music Man

Chuck Levin's is an authorized dealer of Music Man

Music Man Classic StingRay 4 MN Bass Guitar

Color
Vintage Burst
Be The Envy Of Your Friends With This Stunning Music Man Classic StingRay 4 Electric Bass Guitar - Vintage Burst, Birdseye Maple Fingerboard, Black PickguardThe Classic Stingray pays tribute to the original Music Man designs from the mid to late 1970's with added modern refinements. A string through body bridge, mute kit, small profile nickel frets and a curvy 7.5" radius neck are key specifications that harken back to the early days of Music Man production. A modern six bolt neck attachment and an easy access truss rod adjustment wheel ensure solid construction with no hassle adjustments. The classic tone remains true to the original with an ash body, 2 band EQ and a standard Music Man Alnico pickup.First introduced in 1976, the StingRay has been revered as one of the most iconic bass guitars in history. The StingRay was the first production four string bass to feature on-board active equalization. The flagship of the Music Man line, today's StingRay is the same as it was some forty years ago featuring a solid roadworthy construction, massive hardened steel bridge, elegant oval pickguard, 3+1 tuning key configuration, and the ever popular Music Man humbucker. All of which combined produce a look, feel and sound that are remarkably unmistakable.An original design by Fender, Walker and Sterling Ball, the first "StingRay" produced back in 1976 was a highly innovative instrument, albeit physically at least somewhat similar to the Fender Precision Bass. Radical for that time, it had a "soapbar" humbucking pickup plus an active pre-amp that was powered by a 9-volt battery. Earliest versions used 2-band EQ (bass and treble). The range was later expanded to a 3 band EQ (bass, mid and treble), and then optional piezo pickups located in the bridge itself. A 3-band equalization system made it possible to boost or cut the midrange frequencies as well as low and high. Some of the other design changes that set it still further apart were the use of a heavy satin finish on the back of it's neck, to reduce effort for players, and the egg-shaped pickguard with a separate chromed "boomerang" control plate. Finally, its unmistakeable "3+1" headstock tuner arrangement made it immediately recognizable and distinguishable from any other instrument.A Music Man Hardshell Case Is Included.

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