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Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray 5 HH 5-String Electric Bass  

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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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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 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.

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  • 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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Ernie Ball Music ManStingray 5 HH 5-String Electric Bass
 
4.7

(based on 50 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Solid electronics (16)
  • Good pick up (15)
  • Fun to play (14)
  • Good feel (14)
  • Good tone (14)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (15)
  • Recording (14)
  • Practicing (13)
  • Rock concerts (11)
  • Small venues (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Everything I want in ONE BASS

I absolutely love this bass!!! The neck pick up can get you pretty close to a P Bass tone and the rest of them are so different from each other that you should...Read complete review

I absolutely love this bass!!! The neck pick up can get you pretty close to a P Bass tone and the rest of them are so different from each other that you should be able to dial in exactly what you want. The feel is great - predictably AWESOME Music Man quality! JUST GET IT...you'll be happy. People say that Music Man has a signature sound (which happens to be killer) but with the extra pick up configuration, anything is possible!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good, not Great

I ordered this bass in stealth black with an ebony neck a few months ago. The reviews were wonderful, and the YouTube videos I watched of people playing this bass were really impressive....Read complete review

I ordered this bass in stealth black with an ebony neck a few months ago. The reviews were wonderful, and the YouTube videos I watched of people playing this bass were really impressive. The bass is good quality, and it has a great sound, but I feel like it is over-priced. I thought that it would be worth every penny, but it did not turn out to be as magical as I expected. The harmonics aren't good at all on this bass. My cheap Ibanez Gio 4-string has a better sound, and I would frankly recommend investing in a Fender Precision or Fender Jazz instead. The bass is not poorly designed or anything, but there is a better option out there.

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1.0

True Disappointment

By Krizzo

from Mustang, OK

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray 5 HH 5-String Electric Bass:

    I purchased the Stingray5 HH in ivory with a maple neck and matching headstock. I'm not usually a fan of gold hardware but the combination looked excellent. Out of the case the bass was perfect, the only issue was that the action was a little high, no big deal I thought. I adjusted the truss rod and figured that I'd let it sit a day or so to adjust and nothing. I took it to my luthier and his opinion was that the neck was back and would adjust to factory specs. I returned it Oct 26, 2016 and finally cancelled my back order Dec 20, 2016 when the new arrival date was April.

    My local GC has the same bass in stock and has the exact same adjustment issue, it might have been a bad batch from the factory, who knows.

     
    5.0

    Stop reading and just get one already

    By Doozle

    from Sandusky, OH

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Pick Up
    • Great Bridge
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Live performances
      • Recording

      Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray 5 HH 5-String Electric Bass:

      Hands down the best investment I've ever made. The size was a bit intimidating at first, it's the Texas of bass guitars, but I've yet to put it down. The crisp, clean tone demands attention. Very little tweaking of my head was required as this instrument cuts through the mix perfectly on its own.

       
      5.0

      Glad I bought it.

      By Afshin

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray 5 HH 5-String Electric Bass:

      Versatile bass, many useful tones. Excellent construction. Out of the box it had a good setup.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Stingray 5

      By O C

      from Commerce ca

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming

        Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray 5 HH 5-String Electric Bass:

        Bass sounds CLEAN!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        This bass makes me smile every time I play it!

        By cthomas

        from Atlanta, GA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone
        • Great Balance
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • G String Fret Slip

        Best Uses

        • All Styles

        Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray 5 HH 5-String Electric Bass:

        I was a die hard Lakland 5 string player. Loved the playability, but every one I owned I was constantly changing pickups and electronics to find the right tone, which for me came down to the Stingray punch. I stayed away from the 5 string Rays as 1)I thought the 17.5mm spacing was too narrow, and 2)I didn't like the look of the pickguard compared to the oval on my 4 string.

        After constantly comparing every bass to my 4 string Ray I decided to bit the bullet and try it. WOW! I found a used 5 HH India Ivory with matching headstock and pearloid pickguard. Stunning, and on this bass I even love the pickguard. Tone for days. I thought the HH spacing would bother me, but I quickly got used to it and switch back and forth with my 4 string no issue. Feel of the neck is just perfect.

        Now back to the tone...this is one bass where I won't be changing any electronics. I find I just have to tweak the eq for the room, then use the 5 position switch as my "tone" control. right now I love the first position for classic Ray tone, slap, and pick. 2nd position single coils is probably my go to for almost everything else. Jazz bass on steroids for me. Clean, clear, and punchy. Great clarity on lows and highs.

        My sound guy told me this is his new favorite bass. Sits great in the mix, and he can easily tweak it from the board.

        This is a keeper! Makes me smile every time I play it, and the Ray tone is killer.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        the real deal

        By strider1320

        from Douglas ga

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts

          Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray 5 HH 5-String Electric Bass:

          Worth every penny.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great looks, great sound, excellent!

          By Pocho1983

          from Guayaquil, Ecuador

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts

            Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray 5 HH 5-String Electric Bass:

            This bass is great! Its sound is incredible versatile, you can play all types of music and achieve a wide variety of sounds by changing the pickups/tone settings. Without exaggerating, I would say that you can achieve at least the sound of 10 different basses with this one. It'll sound like the old school musicman stingray if you set the pickups that way, it sound really fenderish if you set it right, it sounds like an ibanez if you use the trebble wisely and so on. Excellent purchase. Worth its money too...

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            beautiful bass

            By knufunk

            from Hampton, VA.

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Best Sounding Bass I Own
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray 5 HH 5-String Electric Bass:

            This bass make my cheapest amp sound great.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Absolutely worth EVERY cent!

            By Jordan

            from Phoenix, AZ

            Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray 5 HH 5-String Electric Bass:

            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.

             
            5.0

            This is a real bass!

            By THOM

            from HOUSTON, TX

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray 5 HH 5-String Electric Bass:

              I've had the opportunity to play two of this awesome basses, one was a Stingray 5 H. I really loved the sound, the quality, the bass frequencies and the middle you can add, also the treble. I used to play Caribbean Rythms and also Rock.
              The second time one friend lend me his Stingray 5 HH, i felt the most amazing sound i've heard coming from a bass, i used to record two songs with my band, i loved everything in it.
              I'm planning to buy a HH but I wanna know the diference between it and H, anyone could suggest me?

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