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Short scale Stingray!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BIGEJ2, Jan 24, 2019.

  1. Swingin

    Swingin Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2018
    Sweeeet, but how much? The newer stingrays have been a little pricey.
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  2. HD007

    HD007 Supporting Member

    Jul 12, 2018
    I'd hope the same, but EBMM bumped up their now-discontinued passive models (Caprice and Cutlass) above the price of the Specials.
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  3. Akami

    Akami Four on the floor

    Mar 6, 2005
    I'd be in for a short scale Sterling in a heartbeat.
  4. who


    Apr 20, 2007
    Washington DC
    With only three knobs, and one being a rotary switch, I'd guess that it is indeed passive.
  5. lowdownthump


    Jul 17, 2004
    Time to start saving my $!!drool
    I wonder what the other finish option will be. I’m hoping for black with roasted maple neck.
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2019
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  6. HD007

    HD007 Supporting Member

    Jul 12, 2018
    I'm saving up too. I'm SOOO down for this. Would love black and roasted maple. The little advert doesn't mention roasted maple neck, though?
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  7. iomamo


    Aug 16, 2012
    Oof, that is gorgeous. Dare I say the proportions are even more pleasing than the long-scale.
  8. Sweet I bet those will be a really top notch short scale, sounds like they did it right too by re-engineering the electronics. Price wise I'm afraid that they will be dangerously close to a custom Birdsong or Serek bass which will be difficult to rival in quality and sound
  9. Notch Johnson

    Notch Johnson

    Jan 12, 2015
    EBMM build quality alone will make this worth checking out. I tried/owned a Spector shortscale last year that I didn’t gel with, but that had nothing to do with the build quality, guessing these will be in that same $ range, maybe a bit higher. I will absolutely give these a look.
    Akami, HD007 and lowdownthump like this.
  10. tbone5567


    Jun 26, 2018
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  11. tbone5567


    Jun 26, 2018
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  12. tbone5567


    Jun 26, 2018
    The Ernie Ball Music Man Short Scale StingRay Special is a passive bass offering a big thumpy round sound in a convenient smaller package. The 30″ scale length allows for easier playability due to the shorter spacing between the frets. The body is made from ash, and the neck is constructed from hard rock maple with choice of maple or rosewood fingerboard. The Ernie Ball Music Man humbucking pickup has been specially designed for the short scale bass with higher output neodymium magnets, providing a warm signature tone. Electronics package includes a 3-way rotary switch featuring parallel, true single coil, and series modes. All three pickup selections can be augmented by a passive bass boost found by engaging a push volume pot. 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. Available in 2 finish options. Available September 2019 worldwide.
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  13. knumbskull


    Jul 28, 2007
    Great times for short scalers!

    It will be interesting to hear how the Stingray sound works with a 30” scale. I’m thinking... more boingy...
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  14. lowdownthump


    Jul 17, 2004
    Already posted in another thread. Hopefully mods can merge them.
  15. knumbskull


    Jul 28, 2007
    That design works really well with the shorter neck, huh!
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  16. knumbskull


    Jul 28, 2007
    Wow, i didn’t even notice that first time. I wonder if that’s related to the tonal characteristics of SS, or just something new they’re trying.
    HD007 likes this.
  17. yay passive!
  18. This is one I could get into. I'm guessing the price will be pretty steep, however.
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  19. bovinehost

    bovinehost Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball Music Man/Sterling By Music Man
  20. walking Bass

    walking Bass Supporting Member

    May 24, 2005
    Northern California
    Another contender, but wait 'til September? Some of us are old.
    FunkyEel and RichSnyder like this.

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