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Featured Ernie Ball Music Man Introduces New StingRay Basses For 2018

Discussion in 'News & PR' started by TalkBass, Feb 13, 2018 at 12:35 PM.

  1. TalkBass

    TalkBass News Poster

    Mar 12, 2004
    For 2018, the StingRay 4 and StingRay 5 "have been reimagined with new features and appointments that provide a new level of playing comfort while retaining that revered iconic StingRay sound". Featured revisions include an enhanced contour that is rounded for more comfort in any playing position, a sculpted neck joint for uninhibited upper fret access to all 22 stainless steel frets, and lightweight aluminum hardware providing a lighter, more balanced instrument. The new and improved StingRay electronics feature powerful neodymium magnets for higher output and a new 18-volt 3-Band preamp for extra clean headroom without clipping. Solid roadworthy construction, elegant oval pickguard, 3+1 tuning key configuration (4+1 for the StingRay 5), and the ever popular Music Man humbucker, all together produce a look, feel and sound that is remarkably unmistakable.

    Available July 20th for North America.

    StingRay-Bass-4. StingRay-Bass-5.
  2. pablotries


    Feb 2, 2018
    I've been considering a Stingray5 for a couple months now and I was deciding between that and a Sterling5. The lighter weight and more comfortable neck joint were the biggest factors leaning towards the Sterling. Might as well wait a couple more months to try these new basses, some of the sparkle finishes they had at NAMM were amazing.
  3. R Baer

    R Baer Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 5, 2008
    President, Baer Amplification
    Ok, that sea foam green bass is just super cool looking!