Sterling by Music Man

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The Sterling by Music Man Short-Scale StingRay bass brings the legendary StingRay sound to players seeking an accessible, portable instrument. Packed with a single humbucking pickup and a 30" scale length, this bass delivers the iconic Music Man tone with punch and clarity in a compact, lightweight package. This Short-Scale StingRay bass is available in dazzling finishes sure to make a statement under the stage lights.

Diverse Tonal Options From a Single Pickup

Don't let its simple appearance fool you—the Short-Scale StingRay's single pickup hides a wealth of tonal diversity. Switch between parallel, true single-coil and series modes for tones ranging from modern and aggressive to vintage-inspired. The pickup's neodymium magnets provide a hot output ideal for cutting through a mix. Roll off the tone for a round, thumpy Motown-esque growl or crank it up for a biting slap tone. With a turn of a knob, you have a bass for any musical situation.

Play All Night in Comfort

The Short-Scale StingRay's 30" scale length and slim neck profile make it ideal for players of all hand sizes. The short scale reduces string tension for an ultracomfortable playing feel, while the narrow nut width allows your fingers to move freely across the fretboard. Practice for hours or perform all night—your hands will thank you for choosing this bass.

Make a Statement on Stage

Available in this classic looking Vintage Tobacco Burst finish, the Short-Scale StingRay bass is made to be seen under bright stage lights. Its contoured body shape catches the eye, while the matching painted headstock and hardware provide a cohesive, stylish appearance. Play the Short-Scale StingRay and make an unforgettable visual impression.

Premium Components for Professional Performance

Despite its accessible size and price, the Short-Scale StingRay bass is equipped like a professional instrument. It features a maple neck, rosewood fretboard and sturdy hardware designed to withstand the rigors of frequent performance and touring. Premium components like the fully shielded electronics and steel frets ensure this bass will provide years of trouble-free use.

Sterling by Music Man StingRay Short-Scale Electric Bass Guitar Vintage Sunburst
Sterling by Music Man StingRay Short-Scale Electric Bass Guitar Vintage Sunburst
Sterling by Music Man StingRay Short-Scale Electric Bass Guitar Vintage Sunburst

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  • Nyatoh body
  • Bolt-on hard maple neck
  • Rosewood or maple fingerboard
  • Sterling by Music Man Designed humbucker

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  • Wood: Maple
  • Neck joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 30"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Pickup configuration: H
  • Bridge: Proprietary Humbucker
  • Control layout: Master volume, Master tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Special electronics: 2-band EQ
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Fret size: Medium
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut material/width: 1.5"
  • Body Type: Solidbody double cutaway
  • Body wood: Nyatoh
  • Tuning machines: Open-gear
  • Color: Chrome
  • Number of strings: 4 String
  • Case: Sold Separately
  • Country of origin: Indonesia
  • Orientation: Right-handed