Since its introduction in 1976, the Music Man StingRay has been embraced as one of the world’s classic electric bass designs. To celebrate, 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 even tone that is reminiscent of the highly sought after vintage Music Man StingRay sound, “Old Smoothie” has been precisely reproduced 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 exclusive chocolate-burst finish.

Other specifications include:

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 Wood     Alder
Body Finish     High gloss polyester
Body Colors     Chocolate Burst
Bridge     Music Man® chrome plated, hardened steel bridge plate with vintage stainless steel saddles and adjustable mute pads
Pickguard     White
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
Fingerboard     Select maple
Fret Markers     5/16" Black dots (no 21st marker)
Neck Finish     High gloss polyester
Neck Colors     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
Left Handed     No
Strings     45w-65w-80w-100w (Super Slinky Bass #2834)
Hard Case
9 lbs 8 oz

For more information about the Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray 40th Anniversary Old Smoothie, please contact us.

Year Condition Case
Call Brand New Hard


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