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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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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
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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.
  • 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

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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One year parts and labor warranty on all guitars.


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Ernie Ball Music ManStingray 5 HH 5-String Electric Bass
 
4.9

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)
  • Good pick up (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Practicing (3)
  • Recording (3)

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(18 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Best Sounding Best Playing Bass out their

By Brendan Halbohm

from Bemus Point, New York

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

This Bass is amazing. When I first played it, it played so smoothly and gracefully that I didn't want to put it down. I play it all the time and I can't get enough of it. Ernie Ball MusicMan did a great job in the re-desine and I especially like the Dual pickups

(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Tone monster

By Frankie

from San Diego CA

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

I spl ordered mine through GC San Marcos. The 4 month wait was worth it. This 2PU SR5 offers so many tone options including the classic Ray sound. Music Man quality is top notch and GC's service is A+!

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This bass has it all.

By Mokkadi

from Darien Illinois

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

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.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great all around value

By Jon McCormick

from Boise ID

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

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.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Effortless

By Matt

from Los Angeles, CA

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

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.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

StingRay 5HH

By Roger Cathey

from Lawrenceburg, TN

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

Bought my first Music Man bass a couple of months ago.I like the True Gold color and the looks and feel of the maple fretboard. I also like the tones that the double humbuckers produce and it has stronger highs than my previous bass. The strings seem to flex a little more than I like when picking between the pickups. When moving back to find a more stable position I find myself playing on top of the rear pickup,and moving back any farther makes it uncomfortable. Hopefully I'll find the Spot or just be able to adjust. Also the unfinished neck is very finicky when it comes to temperture and humidity change. Needless to say that I find myself adjusting the neck quite often. Other then these things it's a pretty good guitar.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Smooth as butter

By Roger Cathey

from Lawrenceburg,TN

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

Just bought my first Ray a couple of months ago. This thing is as smooth as butter and is more than capable of cutting through the mix.Mine has the maple fret board,which I love.It not only looks great but produces great clarity and strong highs.Two thumbs up!

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Best!

By Jeremy R.

from Hendersonville, TN

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

Well after years of being in the dark I finally purchased my first Music Man, and let me tell ya, everything i heard was true. The feel is so smooth and easy to maneuver and the sound is incredible. Great thumps and awesome growls. The volume is great, which was a problem for me on the previously owned Ibanez SR305, and i love the tone, awesome thumps with great growl. Also, not that it has anything to do with the sound, the graphite pearl finish with rosewood fretboard is beautiful. it's been 2 weeks and so far i'm completely satisfied!

(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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect Bass

By Mark

from Chicago, IL

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

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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