The first bass designed by Ernie Ball Music Man, the StingRay 5 was unveiled in 1987 and has been an industry standard for extended range basses ever since. With its powerful punchy sound, the added flexibility of additional pickups, and a comfortably contoured body, the StingRay 5 satisfies even the most demanding of players.
5-BOLT SCULPTED NECK JOINT
The sculpted neck joint provides uninhibited access to all 22 stainless steel frets atop roasted maple necks.
REFINED BODY CONTOURS
Enhanced body contours are rounded for more comfort in any playing position while retaining that revered, iconic StingRay sound.
POWERFUL NEODYMIUM PICKUPS
The new and improved StingRay electronics feature powerful neodymium magnets, bringing you more output and a wider range of sounds
NEW 18-VOLT PREAMP
A newly designed 18-volt 3-Band preamp for extra clean headroom lets you dial in everything from modern punch to classic, vintage tones.
Reengineered lightweight tuning machines create a more balanced neck while still providing ultra-reliable tuning stability.
|StingRay 5 Special
|StingRay 5 Special
|13-3/8" wide, 1-5/8" thick, 45-3/4" long (34.0 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 116.2 cm long)
|High gloss polyester
|Vintage Music Man® top loaded chrome plated, steel bridge plate with vintage nickel plated steel saddles
|Black, White, Mint, or White Pearloid (dependent on body color)
|34" (86.4 cm)
|11" (27.9 cm)
|Only 9" (22.9 cm) long
|22 - High profile, wide, Stainless Steel
|1-3/4" (44.5 mm) at nut 2-3/4"" (69.9 mm) at last fret
|Select roasted maple neck
|Fretted - Maple, Rosewood, or Ebony (dependent on body color)
|Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
|Standard – Natural with finished headstock
|Custom Music Man, lightweight with tapered string posts and ergonomic clover design
|Adjustable - no component or string removal
|5 bolts - perfect alignment with no shifting; Sculpted neck joint allows smooth access to higher frets
|Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum lined pickguard
|3-band active preamp with 18 volts of headroom; vol, treble, mid, bass
|Single Pickup - 3-way lever pickup selector; Dual Pickup - 5-way lever pickup selector
|Standard - Single Humbucking with Neodymium magnets; Optional - Dual Humbucking with Neodymium magnets
|45w-65w-80w-100w-130w (Regular Slinky Bass #2836)
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