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Featured Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils Short Scale Stingray Bass

Discussion in 'News & PR' started by TalkBass, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. TalkBass

    TalkBass News Poster

    Mar 12, 2004
    We’re excited to announce the release of the Ernie Ball Music Man Short-Scale StingRay bass. This new bass offers a big thumpy, round sound in a convenient smaller package. A 30” scale allows for easier playability due to the shorter spacing between the frets. A new custom humbucking pickup — equipped with higher output neodymium magnets — has been specially designed for the short scale bass, providing the bass with its signature warm tone. Electronics include a three-way rotary switch featuring parallel, true single-coil, and series modes.

    Like its big brother the StingRay Special, the short scale bass comes standard with a modern classic bridge, 22 stainless steel frets, and new lightweight Music Man tuning machines with a finer gear ratio. Available in two brand-new, unique finishes: Ultramarine Blue and Raspberry Pearl. Available domestically now.

    • Ash body
    • 30″ scale length
    • New arm contour rounded for more playing comfort at different positions
    • Ernie Ball Music Man top loaded chrome plated, steel bridge plate with nickel plated steel saddles
    • 3 position rotary switch with parallel, single coil, and series modes
    • Neodymium magnets for higher output
    • Push volume pot features boost when engaged
    • 5-bolt contoured neck joint on the body
    • 22 stainless steel frets

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  2. kranahan

    kranahan Supporting Member

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  3. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
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  4. superheavyfunk

    superheavyfunk 音楽は人生だ Supporting Member

    Mar 11, 2013
    Not a huge fan of the colour options but I'm looking forward to trying out a SS Musicman sometime soon!
  5. Tommy V

    Tommy V

    Feb 19, 2019
    way out of my price range... hopefully, there's an import model in the works.
    srayb likes this.
  6. pbass2


    Jan 25, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Wow, that's interesting!
  7. mapleglo

    mapleglo Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    phoenix, az
    I'm on their email list and saw this a couple of days ago. My first impression was that it looked like a toy. I'd be up for trying a five string version though.
    DJ Bebop likes this.
  8. GentProvocateur

    GentProvocateur Supporting Member

    Are there short scale basses that don't look like a toy to you?
  9. mapleglo

    mapleglo Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    phoenix, az
    I like my Mikro.

    playing mikro.
    djaxup, OtherLisa, Clark W and 8 others like this.
  10. Bigal1369


    Dec 7, 2015
    Los Angeles
    What's the weight of these short scale bass?
  11. wintremute

    wintremute mediocrity at its finest

    Oct 16, 2014
    Endorsing Artist: Langstrom Carrot Farms
    Good news for short scale lovers.
    DJ Bebop likes this.
  12. GentProvocateur

    GentProvocateur Supporting Member

    Yeah that looks cool. I see what you mean by the mm in comparison
    DJ Bebop and mapleglo like this.
  13. Lesfunk

    Lesfunk Supporting Member

    I would love to check one out for sure
  14. nilorius


    Oct 27, 2016
    Riga - Latvia
    Looks good, probably sounds fine, too, but could not be short scale.
  15. Fat Freddy

    Fat Freddy Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2016
    Albany NY
    If that was a five string.....:D
    kobass and DJ Bebop like this.
  16. matante


    Nov 3, 2003
    Los Angeles
    It looks like they made the body and neck smaller, but the headstock, tuners, pickups, etc remain the same size so the proportions are off. That makes it look like a "toy" in away--like a Stingray keychain rather than a real Stingray.
  17. Fat Freddy

    Fat Freddy Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2016
    Albany NY
    Hi Glo...:)
    mapleglo likes this.
  18. This is a passive bass, correct?
  19. GentProvocateur

    GentProvocateur Supporting Member

    Ha I was just going to write essentially the same thing

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