Chuck Levin's is an authorized dealer of Music Man

Chuck Levin's is an authorized dealer of Music Man

Music Man StingRay 5 HH Electric Bass - Black, Maple Fingerboard, Black Pickguard

Color
Black

    Fly Under The Radar And Rock Out With This Music Man Stingray 5 HH Electric Bass - Black, Maple Fingerboard, Black Pickguard

    "The first bass designed by 'Ernie Ball' Music Man, the Stingray 5 was unveiled in 1987 and has become an industry standard for extended range basses ever since. With it's powerful punchy sound, the added flexibility of additional pickups and a comfortably contoured body the StingRay5 satifies even the most demanding of players".

    The Stingray 5 utilizes a 3-way blade switch that allows the player to split the humbucking pickup's coils (both coils in series mode, single coil, or both coils in parallel mode), plus has a unique truss-rod neck adjustment system that incorporates a rust and corrosion resistant Teflon washer which makes adjusting the neck of your StingRay as simple and effortless as the tuning using the vintage style Schaller BM tuners. 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.