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THE FACTORY TOUR
Originally founded in , Music Man built its name leading an industry revolution, introducing active electronics on its production instruments. Officially purchasing the company in , Sterling, joined later by his sons Scott and Brian, has built a team of dedicated professionals who collectively share a common goal: building the highest level of hand-crafted instruments available. Shipping to more than countries from the Central Coast of California, the brand continues to expand its reach worldwide based on the strict quality standards, innovative design and the finest craftsmanship it is known for.
The quality and attention to detail on Ernie Ball Music Man instruments is second to none. Our hand-rubbed gunstock oil and wax finished necks are a perfect example.
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The company has made game-changing revisions to this seminal instrument, reimagining the lighter-than-ever StingRay 4 and StingRay 5 with re-engineered aluminum hardware, refined body contours, 5-bolt sculpted neck joint, new and improved electronics and a newly designed volt 3-Band preamp, providing a new level of playing comfort while retaining that legendary StingRay sound.
Featured revisions include an enhanced contour that is rounded for more comfort in any playing position, a sculpted neck joint for uninhibited upper fret access to all 22 stainless steel frets, and lightweight aluminum hardware providing a lighter, more balanced instrument. The new and improved StingRay electronics feature powerful neodymium magnets for higher output and a new volt 3-Band preamp for extra clean headroom without clipping.
Click HERE for full list of product features and colors. And what does Levin think about the new StingRay? They keep adding features in subtle ways and sometimes big ways that improve it without losing that special rock oomph that we all want to hear. Ernie Ball Music Man is a division of Ernie Ball that manufactures an extensive collection of guitars, and basses as well as signature instruments designed by world-class musicians.
Originally founded in , Music Man built its name leading an industry revolution and introducing active electronics on its production instruments. Officially purchasing the company in , Sterling, joined later by his sons Scott and Brian, has built a team of dedicated professionals who collectively share a common goal: building the highest level of hand-crafted instruments available. Bass Gear Magazine is your source for the most thorough, detailed, and objective reviews of all gear related to bass guitar and double bass, with independent bench testing, live use, interviews with manufacturers and comparisons to competing products.
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Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay 5-String Bass Guitar – Charcoal Sparkle
Box U. Ernie Ball, Inc. Owned and operated by the Ball family, the company sells its products to more than 5, music shops in the United States. The company pioneered the development of guitar strings for rock-and-roll guitarists. His father, who supplemented his income by teaching people to play the Hawaiian steel guitar, encouraged his nine-year-old son to learn the instrument, a pursuit that the younger Ball quickly tired of.
When he was a teenager, however, Ball became strongly interest in music and began practicing the Hawaiian steel guitar between two and three hours a day.
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I have a desire to get a Musicman style bass, I really like the look of them. A real one is way out of my league, so I have been mooching around and discovered what is described as a Musicman Ernieball OLP Stingray in my home town. On another note, how are they rated?
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Discussion in ‘ Basses [BG] ‘ started by fatgary , Mar 9, Mar 9, 1. Feb 9, Omaha. Does anyone know the format for figuring out a manufacture date on an Ernie Ball Musicman Stingray 4? Im sure it has something to do with the serial number, but I have no idea how to read it. Mar 9, 2. Feb 6, Minneapolis, Minnesota. I wouldn’t recommend dating a stingray, I’ve heard they are mostly prudes.
Ernie Ball Music Man 40th Anniversary Old Smoothie Stingray Bass w/ Case
Free shipping. Contact us via eBay. With its powerful punchy sound, the added flexibility of additional pickups and a comfortably contoured body the StingRay5 satifies even the most demanding of players. Please look around and if you require any further help contact us via eBay.
Flawless, old-world quality craftsmanship meets modern design, playability and features in the Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay. Capable of big, bold tones that.
Serial numbers will start with an uppercase letter followed by numbers. Older instruments from the ’70s and ’80s will be all numeric, and will not be found by this finder. Some older instruments may not return results as the instrument predates this website’s capability. Watch the factory tour and see how the difference is in the details.
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Serial B At the same time fretless Basses changed from Rosewood to Ebony. Initially the Sting Ray serial number was located on the neck plate. Prior to this the rear of the bridge was blank.
The folks at Ernie Ball/Music Man have reportedly received many The new “Classic” StingRay 4 appears to be the closest Ray to date to Leo.
The company began producing a hybrid tube-solid state amplifier co-designed by Tom Walker and Leo Fender , who was participating as a silent partner to the firm due to a “no compete” clause in the sales contract Fender had signed when he sold his original company to CBS in After the clause expired in , he was made president of MusicMan, Inc. Designed by Fender, Walker and Sterling Ball Sterling was a beta tester for the instrument , the StingRay bass appeared in and, though physically similar to a Fender Precision Bass , was a highly innovative instrument.
It employed a humbucking pickup the shape and configuration of which has become known as an “‘MM’-style pickup”, the “MM” meaning “Music Man” and an active pre-amp powered by a 9-volt battery. The early iterations of this preamp came with a 2-band EQ bass and treble ; this range was later augmented by the optional addition of a third band bass, midrange, and treble model. Piezo pickups located in the bridge saddles became an option with the 3-band version. The StingRay’s 3-band equalization system made it possible to boost midrange, as well as low and high, frequencies.
Early models have through-body stringing at the bridge, which is fitted with adjustable string mutes. Later models omit both features, except for the 30th Anniversary model of , which uses the string-through-body design and features a solid mahogany body finished in a Crimson Red Transparent finish. Later advancements on the StingRay included a 5-string version the StingRay 5 , which has a 3-way blade switch that allows the player to split the humbucking pickup’s coils, and a unique truss-rod neck adjustment system that incorporated a Teflon washer which made it highly resistant to rust and corrosion and made adjusting the neck of a StingRay relatively easy.
In the early s a budget version of the StingRay known as the S. This model was discontinued in due to rising production costs. This dual-pickup version includes a 5-way switch, allowing the user to select different combinations of pickup coils and thus greatly increasing the diversity of available tones. The dual-pickup configuration was also adopted on the StingRay 5 and the Sterling that same year.
Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay 5H – Dropped Copper – Mint
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Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray 5 HH – Firemist Purple, Maple Fingerboard: : Musical Instruments, Stage & Studio. Date First Available, Oct. 22
The StingRay bass has been revered as one of the most iconic bass guitars in history. Today’s StingRay is the same as it was some forty years ago. Thanks for choosing Ernie Ball Music Man. By registering your instrument within the initial 12 month warranty period you are entitled to an additional 3 months of warranty coverage.
That is 15 total months of factory warranty protection from the initial purchase date. Registering your instrument, whether or not it is covered under warranty, also provides a record that you owned that particular instrument. In the unfortunate instance that the instrument is lost, stolen or destroyed we can provide you with the serial number if needed. You have successfully registered your Music Man Instrument. Watch the factory tour and see how the difference is in the details.
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Music Man StingRay
The StingRay5 has been reimagined with new features and appointments that provide a new level of playing comfort while retaining that revered iconic StingRay sound. Featured revisions include an enhanced contour that is rounded for more comfort in any playing position, a sculpted neck joint for uninhibited upper fret access to all 22 stainless steel frets, and lightweight aluminum hardware providing a lighter, more balanced instrument.
The new and improved StingRay electronics feature powerful neodymium magnets for higher output and a new volt 3-Band preamp for extra clean headroom without clipping. The overall reduction in weight is a much-welcomed feature of the new Stingray Special. Select body woods, improved contours, and lightweight hardware provide greater overall balance for extra comfort and a more enjoyable playing experience. Reengineered lightweight tuning machines create a more balanced neck while still providing ultra-reliable tuning stability.
Music Man StingRay 5 Special EB Aqua Sparkle available soon, Delivery date: Nov 27, 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6 The Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray Special Bass.
Music Man Guitars and Basses Australia. Our online guitar store makes accessing your next Music Man Guitar or Bass easy with free shipping available Australia wide and all of our Music Man Guitars and Basses going through a thorough 35 point check before being sent to our customers. Music Man Guitar Models. Here is a brief snapshot of some of the models in the Music Man Guitar range.
This is not the whole range but rather a look at just a few key models. Music Man Stingray Guitar. The Music-Man Stingray Guitar comes standard with a light-weight Okoume body as well as a modern tremolo system and a figured maple roasted neck which not only looks amazing but also feels incredibly smooth and comfortable to play. Music Man Majesty Guitar. The Music Man John Petrucci JP15 features a stunning figured maple top with a roasted maple neck and a set of Dimarzio Illuminator humbucker pickups as well as a piezo bridge pickup to add in another dimension of tone.
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❌SOLD❌ Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray 5 Bass Left Hand Natural, 2009
There are some very minor scuffs on the pick guard and B string has not yet been strung, all other strings are strung on guitar. Item guaranteed! If you don’t receive communication from us, please check your junk mail folder as our messages may end up there. We strive to be a 5-star seller in all categories.
The first bass designed by Ernie Ball Music Man, the Stingray 5 was unveiled in and has been an industry standard for extended range basses ever since.
The impact that the Music Man StingRay had on the world of bass cannot be understated, as it was instant and almost universal. The StingRay also was an important factor in the sound of new wave, disco, country, pop and even blues recordings during the mid Seventies through the Eighties. The story of the StingRay bass easily could have ended in when the original Music Man company went out of business, but fortunately both the bass and the company were revived when Ernie Ball bought the business and paved the way for an entirely new and invigorated Music Man company.
His decision to purchase Music Man and take over production of the StingRay bass was as much a personal one as a business one. Some of those changes were brought about by Sterling Ball, designer Dudley Gimpel and Dan Norton, who built the first prototypes of the Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay, but many improvements and refinements were also brought about via feedback from artists.
Trends constantly come and go in this industry. Music Man has survived two eras of pointy guitars and graphic finishes as well as the relic era.