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2019 Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay 5 Special H Aqua Sparkle w/ Ebony Fretboard, Case


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Up for sale, a 2019 Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay 5 Special H in showroom clean condition and in perfect working order. Featuring an Aqua Sparkle-finished ash body, roasted maple neck, and thick slab ebony fingerboard, this StingRay is extremely lightweight at 8lbs 6oz, with a sustain and depth to the acoustic tone that translates well through the pickup. Redesigned in '18, features of the StringRay 5 Special includes enhanced body contours, rounded for more comfort in any playing position, a sculpted neck joint for uninhibited access to all 22 stainless steel frets, and lightweight aluminum hardware. Professionally set up here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 45-125 roundwound strings, this bass plays incredibly well with low action and rock solid intonation.

Ernie Ball Music Man's StingRay 5 5-string bass gives you the solid bottom end you need to drive the most demanding rhythms, plus a ton of tonal versatility. Ever since the early '70s, StingRay basses have been sought after by many of the world's most demanding bass players, and for good reason. From the very first time you plug in an Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay 5 Special, you'll appreciate both the phenomenal low end punch and the surprising tonal versatility its single neodymium magnet humbucking pickup can deliver. Granted, the extra-stout pole pieces and wide windings provided by this pickup ensure a solid basis for your tone, but it's the StingRay 5 Special's active 18v preamp and 3-band EQ that really let you sculpt your sound while offering incredible headroom. As a result, everyone from shoegazer-era rockers to funk masters have enjoyed the extreme punch this instrument has to offer.

There's simply no substitute for a great neck, and Ernie Ball has put a ton of work into developing a neck that would provide you with the perfect balance of comfort, speed, and stability. Finished with gunstock oil and a hand-rubbed special wax blend, the back of the StingRay 5's roasted maple neck feels amazing and lets you hand glide along effortlessly. And with its 5-bolt attachment, this neck delivers a stability that easily surpasses most set necks. The slender C profile carve has moderate shoulder and a hair more depth in the higher registers, measuring .815" deep at the 1st fret and .975" at the 12th. The ebony fingerboard on this particular StingRay iteration also ensures ideal articulation and glassy note attack, and the medium jumbo stainless steel frets are flawless. The StingRay 5's compensated synthetic bone 1 3/4" nut provides ideal string spacing, and the headstock features custom Music Man lightweight open-gear tuning machines.

All of the electronics function as intended, with the neodymium humbucker coupled to a Master Volume knob, three band EQ with center detent knobs, and a three-way selector which switches between the pickup's coils. Save for a few light pick scuffs across the pickguard, the bass is like-new and a showroom clean example of one of Music Man's most popular models.

The original hardshell case is included.