Chuck Levin's is an authorized dealer of Music Man

Chuck Levin's is an authorized dealer of Music Man

Music Man StingRay 4 RW Electric Bass Guitar

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    Get A Powerful Bass Guitar With The Quality You Expect From Music Man - The Music Man StingRay 4 Electric Bass With Rosewood Fingerboard

    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.


    To quote Ernie Ball/Music Man: "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."