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2019 Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Special 4 H Aqua Sparkle w/ Case & Tags


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Up for sale, a 2019 Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Special 4 H in mint condition and in perfect working order. This like-new bass comes complete with the original hardshell case and hangtags, boasting an Aqua Sparkle gloss finish and matte black hardware.

A reinvention of Music Man's flagship bass, the StingRay Special boasts a select hardwood body, roasted maple neck, and thick slab ebony fingerboard, delivering a powerful and nuanced natural acoustic tone that translates faithfully through the redesigned neodymium magnet humbucker and 18v-powered three-band active EQ. The 18v preamp delivers extra clean headroom for everything from modern punch to classic, vintage StingRay tones. The bass weighs 9lbs, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 45-105 roundwound strings, comfortable action, and spot-on intonation.

The roasted maple neck has a slender C-shaped profile carve which has modest shoulder yet with just enough roundness thanks to the particularly thick ebony slab fretboard which has faintly rolled edges for added comfort. The profile features Music Man's gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend on the profile for a silky smooth feel, and the profile measures .800" deep at the 1st fret and .920" at the 12th. The stainless steel medium jumbo fretwire is flawless, playing easily up the 34" scale length, with a sculpted five-bolt neck plate for easy access to the highest registers. The compensated nut measures 1 11/16" in width, and the peghead features redesigned lightweight matte black tuning machines with tapered posts.

The electronics all function flawlessly with a three-band EQ, and the hardware includes a top-loader steel bridge plate and saddles. The custom color Aqua Sparkle finish is nigh flawless, and cosmetic wear is limited to a few faint pick scuffs across the oval pickguard. The neck profile is flawless with a speckling of birdseye maple figuring.

The original hardshell case and hangtags are included.