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 E98475
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