Since its introduction in 1976, the Music Man StingRay has been renowned as one of the all-time classic electric bass designs. Ernie Ball Music Man is proud to introduce the 40th Anniversary “Old Smoothie” StingRay, a faithful reproduction of StingRay prototype #26, designed for Sterling Ball during his time spent testing and developing the original prototypes back in the 70’s. Named for its smooth and even tone that is reminiscent of the highly sought after vintage sound typical for a Music Man StingRay, “Old Smoothie” has been built with utmost precision and attention to details including the one-of-a-kind custom made 10 pole piece pickup design, body headstock and pickguard shape, 34-inch scale maple neck and fingerboard, low profile narrow frets, active electronics, hardware and smooth, exclusive chocolate-burst finish.
|Model||StingRay 40th (Old Smoothie)|
|Size||13-1/2" wide x 1-5/8" thick x 44-7/8" long (34.3 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 114.0 cm long)|
|Weight||9 lbs, 8 oz. (4.31 kg) - varies slightly|
|Body finish||High gloss polyester|
|Body color||Chocolate Burst|
|Bridge||Music Man® chrome plated, hardened steel bridge plate with vintage stainless steel saddles and adjustable mute pads|
|Scale length||34" (86.4 cm)|
|Neck radius||7.5" (19.1 cm)|
|Headstock size||Only 8-3/4" (22.2 cm) long|
|Frets||21 - Low profile, narrow width|
|Neck width||1-5/8" (41.3 mm) at nut 2-1/2" (63.5 mm) at last fret|
|Neck wood||Select maple neck|
|Fret markers||5/16" Black dots (no 21st marker)|
|Neck finish||High gloss polyester|
|Neck color||Natural aged light yellow finish|
|Tuning machines||Schaller BM, with tapered string posts|
|Truss rod||Rear mounted adjustable - no component or string removal|
|Neck attachment||6 bolts - perfect alignment with no shifting|
|Electronic shielding||Chrome plated brass control cover|
|Controls||Custom "Old Smoothie" 2-band active preamp; vol, treble, bass|
|Pickups||Custom "Old Smoothie" humbucking with 10 elongated Alnico magnets and split cover|
|Strings||45w-65w-80w-100w (Super Slinky Bass #2834)|
|Hardcase||The bass comes with a high-quality original Music Man USA formfit hardshell case|
|Name||Music Man USA Stingray 4 CB - Old Smoothie 40th Anniversary Limited Edition|
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