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Based on Leo Fenders 1970s designs the Stingray has that classic aggressive tone ideal for  certain styles of music. The range has been expended by Ernie ball with some new designs recently including the Bongo, Cutlass and Caprice

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Since its introduction in 1976, the Music Man StingRay has been embraced as one of the world’s classic electric bass designs. To celebrate, Ernie Ball Music Man is proud to introduce the 40th Anniversary “Old Smoothie” StingRay, a faithful reproduction of StingRay prototype #26, designed for Sterling Ball during his time spent testing and developing the original prototypes back in the 70’s. Named for its smooth even tone that is reminiscent of the highly sought after vintage Music Man StingRay sound, “Old Smoothie” has been precisely reproduced including the one-of-a-kind custom made 10 pole piece pickup design, body headstock and pickguard shape, 34-inch scale maple neck and fingerboard, low profile narrow frets, active electronics, hardware and exclusive chocolate-burst finish.


StingRay 40th (Old Smoothie)

Model - StingRay 40th (Old Smoothie)

Size - 13-1/2" wide x 1-5/8" thick x 44-7/8" long (34.3 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 114.0 cm long)

Weight - 9 lbs, 8 oz. (4.31 kg) - varies slightly

Body Wood - Alder

Body Finish - High gloss polyester

Body Colors - Chocolate Burst

Bridge - Music Man® chrome plated, hardened steel bridge plate with vintage stainless steel saddles and adjustable mute pads

Pickguard - White

Scale Length - 34" (86.4 cm)

Neck Radius - 7.5" (19.1 cm)

Headstock Size - Only 8-3/4" (22.2 cm) long

Frets - 21 - Low profile, narrow width

Neck Width - 1-5/8" (41.3 mm) at nut 2-1/2" (63.5 mm) at last fret

Neck Wood - Select maple neck

Fingerboard - Select maple

Fret Markers - 5/16" Black dots (no 21st marker)

Neck Finish - High gloss polyester

Neck Colors - Natural aged light yellow finish

Tuning Machines - Schaller BM, with tapered string posts

Truss Rod - Rear mounted adjustable - no component or string removal

Neck Attachment - 6 bolts - perfect alignment with no shifting

Electronic Shielding - Chrome plated brass control cover

Controls - Custom "Old Smoothie" 2-band active preamp; vol, treble, bass

Pickups - Custom "Old Smoothie" humbucking with 10 elongated Alnico magnets and split cover

Left Handed - No

Strings - 45w-65w-80w-100w (Super Slinky Bass #2834)


Unit 12, Rigby Close

Heathcote Ind Est

Warwick, CV34 6TH

Tel: 01926 886433

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