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Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay HH 4-String Bass  

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Few basses are as flat-out cool or have as much powerful tone as the famous StingRay. When it was introduced in 1976, it was the first bass to feature active electronics and advances such as a 6-bolt... 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
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
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
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Overview

Few basses are as flat-out cool or have as much powerful tone as the famous StingRay. When it was introduced in 1976, it was the first bass to feature active electronics and advances such as a 6-bolt neck joint, contoured body, superior neck truss rod system, and rock-solid bridge to keep it on top of the pack. Constructed with a select hardwood body, maple neck, Schaller BM tuners, and 3-band active EQ, this version features dual Music Man humbucking pickups with 5-way switching for an even greater range of sound. Includes hardshell case.

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  • 2 massive humbucking pickups with 5-way switching and 3-band active preamp
  • 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 HH 4-String Bass
 
4.9

(based on 17 reviews)

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(36 of 36 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Get this model!

By Leneave

from Atlanta, Georgia

Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay HH 4-String Bass:

I wanted to leave a review cuz I read the one that the guy said there is no difference between this model with the dual humbuckers and the single humbucker. I don't believe he's spent much time playing this model cuz this has every tone imaginable. I've played them all from Gibsons to fenders to Ibanez to schecters to warwicks and this hands down beats them all! What does it is the tones it produces. It's absolutely amazing. Running the bridge pickup you get classic Stngray sound but switch it up a position splitting the outside coils and it sounds like a Fender Jazz. Move it to the middle position and run both humbuckers together and it will Rattle your windows like an Ibanez with Bartolini pickups. Move it one one position and it splits the middle coils and it sounds just like a Gibson thunderbird. Then the final position runs the neck humbucker and it has a sweet tone! If you have the money don't even hesitate on buying this. It's hands down the best Bass I've ever played.

(34 of 36 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great tone. NOT the same as single PU

By GoofballJones62

from Chicago, IL

Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay HH 4-String Bass:

I got this about 6 months ago and it's been great. Yes, you can get the single MM PU sound if you want, but with the coil taping options and the EQ, you can sculpt the tone anyway you want. Anyone that says the neck pick-up doesn't make a difference hasn't played this for any amount of time. You can get tones that sound JUST like a Stingray, and then tones that approach other basses and then totally unique, warm, thumpy tones that just rock. Honestly, I rarely use position 1 with the coil taps and usually have it either on 2 or 5. It's the perfect bass for me.

(23 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

WOW...

By bmckay

from New York, NY

Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay HH 4-String Bass:

Excellent construction from heavy-duty parts, a neck that's one of the fastest and smoothest out there, and a meaty, grunty bottom end combined with unmistakeable MusicMan funky highs. The variety of sounds with the new dual pickups and five-position selector switch make this my fave bass, period. They should have done this years ago.

(22 of 98 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

buy the single humbucker

By charlesruiz2000

from rancho cucamonga, california

Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay HH 4-String Bass:

I played one of these at a local guitarcenter and I was disappointed. I Thought it would be a beefed up version of the single humbucker Stingray. I was wrong. The neck was fat unlike the single humbucker version, and it just didnt feel right. The pickups make pretty much no difference. you could just add an emg tw and get the same results. for the first time musicman has disappointed me.

(21 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Incredible!!!!

By Nate777

from Toledo OH

Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay HH 4-String Bass:

This bass is incredible. It not only looks totally sweet but can pump out any tone imaginable. There is a HUGE difference between this and the single humbucker, so don't listen to anybody who says there isn't. It is an absolutely incredible bass.

(17 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The legendary Stingray is now EPIC!

By PropagandiDan

from Hollywood, CA

Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay HH 4-String Bass:

The Music Man Stingray double humbucker is hands down one of the most versatile basses on the market. Not only do you get the beautiful, distinctive "Stingray tone" that the single humbuckers spit out, but you also have that same amazing quality in other pickup variations. The neck on the rosewood model feels very natural. It didn't take any time to get acclimated to the way it plays. The newly patented Compensated Nut delivers the confidence that each fret will play in it intended register. The pickup selector is transparent when switching positions which is a must when playing on stage. I am extremely impressed with the Fixed EQ knobs since it allows me to compensate for any faults in the amps that I plug up to. Not only does this bass shine on stage, but it is the preferred instrument when in the studio by myself and all my clients. This is one of the only basses that sound stellar when running DI to the board. Slight compression from even the lowest quality compressor makes this axe sound phenomenal.

(16 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Lee, Myung....this bass can do all

By Cygnus X-191

from St. Louis, MO

Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay HH 4-String Bass:

No matter what your style, no matter how fast or technical your playing, this bass can cover you. The tonal variety is simply astounding. Even a low-end amp will sound good with this baby plugged in. 3 Way EQ plus Double Musicman humbuckers = monster of maddness. From Geddy Lee to John Myung, this bass can match their master tones, and even has many of its own. After all, it is a Musicman, and as a bass, is the best on the market.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

You'll Fall in Love

By Big D

from Seattle, WA

Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay HH 4-String Bass:

When I decided to upgrade to some more serious gear, I did a tour of Leo Fender's greatest hits. Fender P-bass, J-bass, G&L L-2000, and the Stingray. All were great, and deserve their reputation, but this is the bass I fell in love with. I've always thought the Stingray had a beautiful form as well. The function is even better. The neck is slick and fast, the string spacing is generous, and it stays in tune. I play finger-style mostly, but pick also, and slap/pop/tap, and it all plays and sounds tremendous. The double-humbucker allows for powerful versatility. I've been playing with the switch in the middle, utilzing both humbuckers, but the old school bridge humbucker-only is very strong, as are the other settings. Just pick one up and play it, see if you can put it down.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

THE BEST BASS EVER

By mickeyd

from Northeast, PA

Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay HH 4-String Bass:

THE BEST BASS EVER is the only way I can describe my $$ stingray. The variety of tone that is available is awesome. I use position 1 on the pickup toggle for Funk. Positions 2,3, & 4 give a variety of rock tones. From trebley on 2 to the warm and rich tones on 3 & 4. Position 5 is hardcore when run through a distortion or fuzz. The bass that the active pickups put out will rattle your neighbors windows and teeth. If you have the means to buy one of these, you won't be disappointed. I love it!

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Yeah!!!

By Albert

from Chapel Hill NC

Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay HH 4-String Bass:

I love the tone!!! Amazing for funk and punk!!! I've never seen a bass so versatile in my life... I prefer this bass than my Fender P-Bass any day. I Love it!!!

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