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Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay 5 5-String Bass Guitar  

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The awesomely designed MusicMan StingRay 5 is a 5-string bass guitar that will get you deep and dirty. The StingRay5 has an active 3-band preamp, MusicMan humbucker pickup with hum-canceling phantom c... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
  • Includes 2-Year Free Warranty on all guitars and basses
Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
  • Includes 2-Year Free Warranty on all guitars and basses
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
  • Includes 2-Year Free Warranty on all guitars and basses
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The awesomely designed MusicMan StingRay 5 is a 5-string bass guitar that will get you deep and dirty. The StingRay5 has an active 3-band preamp, MusicMan humbucker pickup with hum-canceling phantom coil, and unique 3-way switching (both coils in series mode, single coil, or both coils in parallel mode). Select hardwood body, maple neck, and Schaller BM tuners. MusicMan includes a hardshell case with the StingRay5 Bass.

Features
  • Active 3-band preamp
  • MusicMan humbucking with hum-canceling phantom coil and unique 3-way switching
  • Select hardwood body
  • Maple neck
  • Schaller BM tapered-post tuners
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One year parts and labor warranty on all guitars.


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Ernie Ball Music ManStingRay 5 5-String Bass Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 15 reviews)

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(21 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My favorite by far

By Hereford

from Valley,Al.

Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay 5 5-String Bass Guitar:

With 35 years as an audio engineer for thousands of live concerts, Music Man was one of the few basses that impressed me. When you hook this bass to a direct box and walk out to the mixing console, you can count on it sounding like a bass and cutting through the mix, without having to tweak on any E.Q. . I never had a bad experience with Music Man. Some of the most popular basses out there sound good, and sweet tone at the amp, but when you try to put them together with the rest of a rythm section, they fall short on definition. Not many musicians consider the overall sound of the band when selecting there gear, but the ones that do are more succsessfull.

(14 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great

By shoot_em_up_kid

from Billings, Montana

Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay 5 5-String Bass Guitar:

Wow! when i picked up this bass it was like heaven. probably one of the nicest basses i have ever used. all i can say is that i recomend it and im getting it. you can tune it to however you like it. either a snappy sound or a round. i loved the sound of it. so over all the best.

(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

best tone!

By ankkabassman

from Eden Prairie,MN

Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay 5 5-String Bass Guitar:

When I got this bass I was looking for a very high end bass to play and kinda show off to my guitar and bass playing friends they all wanted me to get a warwick because everyone else was. So I went to guitar center to look for a warwick and I saw this bass-it was beautiful so I played it and it has the greatest feel and tone of any bass I've heard in my life! It has a great maple neck that just feels amazing, the humbucker(s) are great and before even looking at more warwicks I just bought this bass (and I wasn't even going to buy a bass that day. Now I've had it a few months and I've no problems its only getting better!

(12 of 39 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Not worth the money, but decent

By Josh

from Greensboro, NC

Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay 5 5-String Bass Guitar:

I really like MM basses. They sound... decent. This is the same old predictable alder/maple/rosewood tone that every guitar manufacturer sounds like. It isn't necessarily a bad sound, just predictable. I'm not crazy about the feel of the bass either. I prefer a smaller body and a fatter, more "C" shaped neck. All I'm saying is this: before you spend all this money on this bass, test some other one's first. Try something with a little more "umph." The Thumb bolt neck or neck through basses are made better, look better, and sound better. Yamaha also has some great basses that sound better than the MM. Sample some different flavors, then decide. :)

(12 of 54 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

eh.

By the tuba tyrant

from dallas

Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay 5 5-String Bass Guitar:

im not crazy about how these things look, but they do sound pretty good. but for crying out loud, its more expensive than the Warwick $$, and that is thousands of times better than this. and if your really desperate for a 5-string, than Schecter makes a really nice 5 string Stiletto for A THIRD OF THE PRICE. the only bass that i would pay this much for is the Warwick $$. its just not worth it. not a bad bass, but theres no way its worth $1500.

(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome!

By David Braxton

from Orlando, Florida

Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay 5 5-String Bass Guitar:

I've been playing bass for 25+ years and never quite got the sound I wanted through "other" basses. Always had issues through the mixer. Then I tried the Stingray at the store and fell in love with it. Set up perfect from the factory and it came with a hard shell case. I purchased it and waited for the moment when I could play it live. It was awesome! No more sound issues, powerful tone, versatility with the EQ's, sounded great with a pick, or fingers, or slapping. I am sold on EB and this bass.

(6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

StingRay 5

By bltbassman

from NC

Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay 5 5-String Bass Guitar:

This bass is cool. I love the lows on this bass it growls. The only thing I didn't like was the highs. They could be really tenacious. You really have to tone them down through your amp and sound board. The bass is excellent besides that one flaw which can be correct. I wish everyday I wouldn't have trade mines but that ok I'm saving for another one. I also have my warwick until I get one.

(5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Smoking bass

By bassman1000

from Norway

Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay 5 5-String Bass Guitar:

This bass really gets the job done. It looks powerfull and it sounds powerfull. When it comes to playing rock music, this is the bass.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

the one

By calaverasgrande

from Oakland

Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay 5 5-String Bass Guitar:

It's not as flashy looking as some other basses. But it delivers tone in spades. If you can't make this bass sound good, then you need lessons man! The coil switch takes a little getting used to. The series and parallel options are not stark differences but they are definitely two different flavors. The bridge is solid as hell. The action on mine is about the best action on any bass I have every played. And well, I have been playing for about 25 years. If you think you can get a better deal on a bass made in the USA, good luck. This is it. Made in the USA by Ernie Ball, a company still run by Sterling Ball. A man who new and worked with Leo Fender. I'm saving for an olive gold with maple neck right now. The only real downside to these basses is A-kinda heavy, but if you are a bassist you know the game. B-Some amps/effects are plain flattened by the active output. About all the claims that a Warwick would be a better bass for the money. Well if that is what you want, go for it. Besides, don't those come in gig bags? If I spend a G on a bass it better come with a case!

(4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome

By MikeyB

from SF Bay Area

Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay 5 5-String Bass Guitar:

I've been playing my Stingray 5 for a couple months now, bought brand new. The title says it all, this thing sounds awesome. My band-mates immediately noticed a difference in my sound and playing, and I agree completely. I had a much thicker, syrupy, rich, beautiful sound compared to my old Ibanez 5-string. Not to mention the action and EQ features make for a bass that's much easier to play and adjust to get the tone you're looking for. Nice work Ernie Ball!

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