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Get deep and dirty with this awesome design. Instead of the traditional single humbucker, this StingRay is armed with 2 of the massive Music Man pickups with hum-canceling phantom coils. It has an act... Read More

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Overview

Get deep and dirty with this awesome design. Instead of the traditional single humbucker, this StingRay is armed with 2 of the massive Music Man pickups with hum-canceling phantom coils. It has an active 3-band preamp and unique 5-way switching (both coils in series mode, single-coil, or both coils in parallel mode). Select hardwood body and Schaller tuners. See dropdown menu for more options.

Includes hardshell case.

Features
  • 2 massive humbucking pickups with 3-band active preamp
  • Select hardwood body
  • Select neck/fretboard woods (see dropdown for options)
  • Schaller BM tapered-post tuners
  • Volume, treble, and bass controls
  • Includes hardshell case
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4.9

(based on 16 reviews)

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5.0

Absolutely worth EVERY cent!

By Jordan

from Phoenix, AZ

If you are reading this review, thinking of purchasing this bass and haven't yet, please stop reading this and GO BUY ONE...stop reading... seriously... This bass is so clean and tigh recording and live you are messing with a BIG sound! A lot of people buy cheaper basses and cycle through them over the years. Unless you need to sell this for fast cash, you will keep this the rest of your life! Don't waste your money on anything else, unless it's the single humbucker, those are still sick too and a little cost efficient.

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5.0

Perfect sound and fast action

By Paulo

from Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

It was a tough decision between the MusicMan Stingray 5 HH and the MusicMan Stingray 5 (single humbucking). When I took this bass for a test drive at the store I found out that the second humbucking is a bit too close to the neck. Although that is a good thing when you are looking for a different sounding from a MusicMan, it kind of gets in the way of slapping. It is not that troublesome, but it gets some "get used to it" before you can really start slapping like a monster. What I like about the HH version is that you can get the real MusicMan sound (by using the pickup switch selector and choosing the coils close to the bridge) but you can also get some other very interesting sounds by chosing other coils combinations. The neck itself is fast. I mean, they have built it in such a way that your hand feel so comfortable that you even forget you are doing some real workout for your fingers! Fast licks or fast slaps, mute notes, harmonics, whatever you wish to, you will get in a easy and perfect way. Also, I really enjoy the crisp highs and mids you can get with this bass. Don't be foolished and think you will not get that deep loud bass as well (you do get the deep loud bass too... this bass can growl!!!) but you will get a more clean and crispy high and mid than any other bass I have tested. I own a Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass as well, and I can say that those are two very different basses. I cannot say that one is better than the other because they have different purposes and can be used for different styles and techniques. Definitely it is worth to pay the price for this bass. Well built, perfect sounding, beautiful finish, fast neck, love the pickup switch selector. In just a few words: buy this bass and you won't regret it! :-)

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5.0

Phenomenal bass

By Mike Flowers

from Knoxville

My first "good" bass was a Music Man Stingray that I bought new in 1978 (I still have it). I continued to exclusively play MM and accumulated several more Rays (and a Cutlass) over the years. I started playing Alembics a few years ago, but when I made the change to 5-string I was really having a hard time finding an instrument with a good "B". I traded a really nice 4 string Alembic Balance K for a 5 string Balance K, but I just couldn't get comfortable with the instrument. I was browsing in GC and picked-up SR5 HH and was blown away. Fist off, the B string felt GREAT and the neck didn't feel like the flight-deck of an aircraft carrier. Secondly, the HH PUP configuration was revealing. I had gotten used to 2 PUP configurations with my Alembics, but all my MMs has been single PUP. The conjecture that the Stingray is a tonal "1 trick pony" just is not the case with the addition of a neck PUP. The 5 position switch gives you single coil tones as well as the typical HB growl. It really has me wondering why I ever strayed away in the first place and what to do with the Alembics that are now just "wall candy".

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5.0

Awesome Bass!

By Joseph San Angelo

from San Diego California

This is one awesome bass! I chose the Stealth Black and it just rocks head to toe, Humbucker to Humbucker! I can get countless tones with the 5 position switch. It is so loud that we started getting noise complaints when we practice. Everyone thats heard can has said its sounds crazy good. It plays fantastic. Best bass investment I've made in a long time.

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5.0

great bass

By paul rockman

from windsor locks, Ct.

I saw her hangin' there, so I played her... man, she was sweet!! This bass really cuts through! I can't believe the action, and the sonic tones emulating from this bass are incredible. I haven't put this axe down since I bought it, it's no wonder why these basses are so desirable to everyone, they just play so easy and sound so deep! I would highly recomended this bass, they look, sound and play great!

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Effortless

By Matt

from Los Angeles, CA

I love this axe. Picked it up a few weeks ago and I feel like I've been playing it for years. I've got it set-up just the way I like it and it plays so smooth and effortlessly. Great tone. The positives are too many to mention -- 5-way pickup selector, built-in preamp with fully sweepable EQ for treble, mids and lows, perfect workmanship and attention to detail and a classic shape. I also love the unfinished maple neck. I give it 4 stars only because it is very heavy. This thing easily weighs 20% more than my Fender J. My shoulder and upper back start feeling the pain after 30 minutes of playing. I highly suggest a 3" strap! Also, it's got a lot less room for popping -- you have to make sure you hook your pinky exactly between the pickups, otherwise you'll jam-up between the enormous pickups and the G string.

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great all around value

By Jon McCormick

from Boise ID

I am 35 years playing bass, and have owned just about every brand you can spend money on- purchased a Stingray V fretless H/Piezo last year and was overall extremely satisfied with the product. I decided to add a fretted bass and now have just taken delivery of a new Stingray V HH, rosewood fingerboard. There is a huge variety of sounds in this bass, the HH is much improved in my opinion over the single pickup bass. Quality of construction is excellent, it feels solid and plays great. I play primarily jazz and funk, and I can't see how these two basses would fail to do the job. Thumbs up to the people at Musicman for putting together such a nice bass for such a reasonable price.

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(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This bass has it all.

By Mokkadi

from Darien Illinois

I play in a NuMetal band as well as an acoustic group and needed a bass with the right tone and a great B string. I auditioned basses from Modulus, Spector NYC, Sadowsky, MTD USA, Mike Lull, F Bass, Elrick and Lakland before buying this bass. The only one that came close was the Modulus because of the huge B string but I actually found the tone of the Modulus B to be too clean and clear for my music style as well the D and G string popping to sound rather "synthetic". With the 5way pup selecter and dual humbuckers on the stingray I can go from an aggressive grind to a nice warm tone to the honk of a P bass and everywhere between. The 3 band EQ works wonderfully for dialing in your tone and the bass sustains for days. I found the string spacing to be very comfortable for both hands as I play chords as well as walking lines and alot of slap. The B string plays wonderfully and provides a clear and deep tone all over the fretboard. If you've ever been told that you need a 35" scale for a good B string you need to play this bass and realize that there are exceptions to everything. The finish and feel of this instrument are top notch and the build quality is superb. I have been playing for over 15 years and have owned over 20 basses from Warwick to Ibanez to Lakland and this bass beats them all. You need only look to the list of pros that use these to see the versatility.... from Linkin Park to Biohazard to Red Hot Chili Peppers to the great Tony Levin of Peter Gabriel these basses deliver time and time again. To sum up my review..... If this bass were stolen today I would order another one tomorrow.

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5.0

Worth every Penny!

By SCampbell

from Jackson, KY

I have played this bass for the last month and I must say that it is the best one I have ever played. It is just effortless to play and it seems as though I never want to put it down. This is my first Music Man and I don't know how I ever done without it in the past. I have played Fender, Copley, and Warwick and they just don't compare to me.

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5.0

Perfect Bass

By Mark

from Chicago, IL

This is the perfect bass. I have played pretty much every type of bass out there, and none have all the wonderful qualities of this bass. Tone is very scooped, thick, tight, fat and crisp, and the low B hits with the punch of the rest of the strings. Most other basses don't do well at that. The feel is so smooth and natural, with great action and playability. Look is sleek, with lots of color options. Craftsmanship is absolutely perfect, MusicMan is known for this and for good reason. Price is exactly right. I bought this bass knowing it would cost a lot, but also knew that I was paying for a top-notch professional-level bass: which is what I needed. Overall, this bass delivers exactly what you would expect for an instrument at this price level. You honestly cannot buy better quality, and if you choose to spend a little more on a more expensive brand bass, you are probably only paying for aesthetics or just plain overpaying.

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