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Open Box 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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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.

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  • 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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Ernie Ball Music ManStingRay 5 5-String Bass Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 99 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (90)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (7)
  • Good feel (7)
  • Good tone (7)
  • Good pick up (6)
  • Solid electronics (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (6)
  • Practicing (6)
  • Recording (5)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

My favorite by far

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...Read complete review

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.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

basic

Well this bass does come with a good pre-amp and a three-way pickup selecting device, but does lack in quality and durability. It is American made, which is the only reason I can...Read complete review

Well this bass does come with a good pre-amp and a three-way pickup selecting device, but does lack in quality and durability. It is American made, which is the only reason I can see why it would cost 1000+. You would not pay half the price if they manufactured these in Asia.

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5.0

Best 5 string basses made.

By Jason R.

from Sterling, CO.

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Excellent studio or live bass for any venue
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

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

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

    Music Man instruments are known for their amazing quality and these basses do not disappoint. I got my first Music Man in 2010 and have bought probably around 20 since then. None have disappointed. The Stingray 5 H is by far my favorite 5 string bass made. Very comfortable to play and has amazing tone. I have used them in both live settings for all different venue sizes to recording work in multiple recording studios and they do not disappoint. Ernie Ball Music Man basses are also very versatile and tough. In almost 7 years of owning all of mine, I am yet to ever have a single problem with any of them.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Exceeded my expectations

    By What?

    from Atlanta, GA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

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

      Finally a bass that will stay true throughout the ages.

       
      5.0

      Musicman still delivers

      By Michael

      from brookings oregon

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

      I was playinng a 1997 stingray 5 with rosewood fretboard and thought the newer gear could never measure up to the older gear. I was wrong. I upgraded both bass and amp and was blown away by the quality. I went to a maple fretboard on a new stingray 5. Better action, crisper highs, faster action, better tonal range on the electronics. I sold my 97 and put my custom built unit back in its case. Even though dealing with the manufacturer is not always pleasant, the stingray basses are second to none

      (2 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Lousy fretwork

      By Kevin Harris

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

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

      As pulled it out of the box, I was like a kid at Christmas! It was very pretty, although the neck shouldv'e had some side-bindings and gloss urethane!
      I was very disappointed in the fretwork. I actually cut my index finger (no blood), on my fret-hand. They should have taken the time to file the edges of the frets. HUGE disappointemnt. Instruments (especially of that price), should not have those issues! Poor quality control! Sorry

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very impressed

      By Nines

      from Pacific Northwest

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

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

        Plays as good as it looks. Great sound. This is my first 5 string bass, and I feel that I made a great choice.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        none better (except maybe a Carvin)

        By Hey

        from Mississippi

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Smoothest Neck In Town

        Cons

        • Fret Buzz
        • Had To Adjust A-string

        Best Uses

        • Anywhere But Outside
        • Humidity And Heat Etc

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

        Only my 5-string neck-thru-body customized Carvin is more pleasurable to play than this bass. However, this bass beats Fender hands down for playability and smooth neck (hand-rubbed finish).

         
        5.0

        Amazing guitar

        By javio

        from jerome, id

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

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

          First Ernie Ball instrument. couldnt be happier with it. it was flawlessly setup out of the case minus a tiny adjustment (3 rotations) to the b string bridge saddle adjustment screw. you cannot go wrong with this bass. the growl it has off the low open b string makes me smile everytime!
          Thanks Musicians Friend!

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The last name in factory made basses!

          By VictoriousWooten

          from Oxford, MS

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Amazing Pickup
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Any and All

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

            I upgraded to the Stingray 5 from an American Special Fender P-Bass. I loved my P-Bass, but the sound from this Stingray just makes me not want to even pick up my P-bass. The first time I plugged this bass in, I was absolutely blown away by the sound. The bottom it carries is so warm, and the tonal range is absolutely astounding. I am playing it through a MarkBass Little Mark tube 800 with a MarkBass 4x10 cab, and the sound is just unmatched by anything else I've ever seen or played. If you want a bass that allows you to dial in any tone you want, from funk to blues to metal, this is your bass. I sincerely believe there is not a better factory made bass on the market. The Stingray 5 does it all and so much more.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best Buy!

            By Joseph Truax

            from Cincinnati, OH

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Big venues
              • Funk
              • Gospel
              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Pro Gigs
              • R And B
              • Recording

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

              This bass is incredible. My first bass was a Fender American Jazz Bass and it was great! But it didnt have that low end town. I happend to play a music man 5 string one day and I decided to order one. It has the best low end tone, with the nicest neck I've ever played on. It also has an incredible bridge with the best humbucker. One of my favorite parts are the EQ's. You can literally get any tone out of this bass. Its crazy! Buy this bass now! Its worth so much more than your paying! You will not be disappointed!!

              (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              StingRay 5

              By kurta bez kinte

              from Qalat , Afghanistan

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

              Great instrument! Sounds great,quality build.Never had a chance to try one before but first I bought 4 string and was blown away...I had to get me a 5 string :) Now I'll sell all the other basses that I have and keep these ten ton hammer machines :)If you have the money BUY IT,you want be sorry.Thank you Musicians Friend you're simply the best...better than all the rest :D

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