If you're well-educated about stringed instruments, then Ernie Ball is probably a name you're deeply familiar with. If not, then consider this your introduction! Ernie has been a big contributor to the development of electric guitars and basses, first with strings and then with the creation of Music Man instruments. Just like the high-quality Ernie Ball strings before them, Music Man 5-string electric bass guitars have earned a stellar reputation for being well-made, easy to play and (most importantly) worthy of entrusting with your precious sound.
Of course, "easy to play" is a relative term when it comes to extended-range instruments. If you're experienced on the 4-string bass, then moving up to one of these axes is a logical next step in your career. For a beginner, on the other hand, they're a big challenge. This isn't to say that you can't start with a 5-string bass, but if you do, be ready to work hard to make it your own! With the expanded soundscape these instruments offer, the payoff will definitely be worth it.
One of the most sought-after Music Man 5-string electric basses is the Stingray 5, which comes in a few different versions. For instance, there's the Stingray 5 H rocking a single humbucker, or if you want to double down with twice the pickup power, check out the Stingray 5 HH. Looking for a smoother, jazzier option? In that case, the Music Man Sterling 5 will be right up your alley. Like the Stingray, it's available in H and HH configurations. Interested in a bass with three different kinds of pickup, for the ultimate in versatility? You'll get that with the Bongo 5 HS Piezo Bass, which features a humbucker, single-coil and piezo pickup all on the same axe.
No matter what sort of bass you like to play, if it has 5 strings, then there's an option here for you. That's what sets Music Man 5-string electric bass guitars apart: they're designed strictly with professional players in mind, and their designers know full well that means variety is non-negotiable. That's why they've cooked up such an amazing selection, so whatever type of player you are, Music Man has the perfect fit.
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