Be Advised you will be responsible for any charges to ship the item back plus a 10% Re-Stocking fee and the cost of shipping to you. A polyester gloss finish is applied to the complete instrument. After his death in 1996, his bass was inherited by of. Hardware and Such A few nice touches brought the whole thing together, especially the six-bolt neck joint on a tried-and-true rectangular plate. A Ray of Light Before we go forward, we should always look back.
Featured revisions include an enhanced contour that is rounded for more comfort in any playing position, a sculpted neck joint for uninhibited upper fret access to all 22 stainless steel frets, and lightweight aluminum hardware providing a lighter, more balanced instrument. It follows on from a few other companies who are also doing shorter scale length basses, so could 2019 be the year of the short scale? This dual-pickup version includes a 5-way switch, allowing the user to select different combinations of pickup coils and thus greatly increasing the diversity of available tones. Clearly the dealers who voted liked them and the way they sold anyway. Musician's Friend is a registered trademark of Musician's Friend Inc. The big, sturdy bridge on the Classic was a real treat, with vintage, hollow-barrel string saddles and foam string mutes that rest on folded spring metal and are individually adjustable using a thumb screw. This meant that some of the original features were left behind, and of course some players were unhappy about the changes.
If you had, you wouldn't be asking this question. The ash body had an artful, two-tone tobacco burst finish with dark edges that blend smoothly into the lighter stain. Wondering how to play guitar? That's why he's now able to offer figured necks. For someone who allegedly was about to buy a Stingray Special, you seem lacking in awareness of their features to have agreed with this comment - they have features which are not offered generally on other basses and the sum of the improved parts make for an excellent bass - you really have to hold and play one to get the full effect. The pre-Ernie Ball MusicMan StingRay is the main instrument of of the band and it has been featured on all of their albums and live recordings. A third volume knob will allow the Neck single coil to be added to the Bridge, Bridge + Middle, and Middle positions bringing instant warmth to the desired tone.
After reading over this thread it seems like the new Stingray is getting accolades for things many other manufacturers has been doing all along the way. The tuners are lighter designs, and the bridge is aluminum with the saddles bored out in the center to eliminate unnecessary heft. Offered in a 4 string, 5 string, and 6 string. All three pickup selections can be augmented by a passive bass boost found by engaging a push volume pot. The Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Special is both a mouthful and a handful. Again, small touches that amount to big things. The inevitable slap runs were exhilarating—with tight precision and a low-end attack like an anvil—and felt fantastic thanks to the silky-smooth, gunstock-oil-and-wax-finished neck.
It looks like a shorter scale length bass is coming back into vogue, so it is great to see one from a such a well respected American instrument maker as Ernie Ball Music Man. The redesigned humbucker on the StingRay Special features new neodymium magnets and the pole pieces have a new spacing layout to align perfectly under the strings. The 5-way switch operates magnetic single coil pickups in the traditional Bridge, Bridge + Middle, Middle, Middle + Neck, and Neck configurations, but also has the option of blending in piezo acoustic textures from the middle volume knob. Solid roadworthy construction, elegant oval pickguard, 3+1 tuning key configuration, and the ever popular Music Man humbucker, all together produce a look, feel and sound that is remarkably unmistakable. Designed by Fender, Walker and Sterling was a beta tester for the instrument , the StingRay bass appeared in 1976 and, though physically similar to a , was a highly innovative instrument. He clearly states that only stable figured wood survives the roasting process - ergo, it was a stable piece of wood to begin with, and had been further stabilised by roasting.
Use it with us - we'll beat those prices, too! It even had the old two-guys-standing-in-the-shape-of-an-M logo. Wires were twisted together, and the preamp was attached to the bottom of the volume and tone pots. It can get nearly any sound with definition and authority. The pickup switch changes its character from a more full-bodied and slightly louder vibe in the series setting to a more trad-StingRay sound in the parallel setting, which is the stock StingRay 4-string configuration. See for program details Term for New Gear begins on date of purchase but does not replace the store return policy or manufacturer coverage.
. After the clause expired in 1975, he was made president of MusicMan, Inc. In the early 2000s a budget version of the StingRay known as the S. Well congratulations there Mr Ernie Ball. Registering your instrument, whether or not it is covered under warranty, also provides a record that you owned that particular instrument. If there are any problems shipping this item, you will be notified. The StingRay started to give me more of what I wanted: thunder and lightning.
Fortunately, gloss necks are great for lazy bums like me, who can't be arsed to maintain unfinished necks properly. Overall, attack was both rounded and punchy when playing fingerstyle. Watch the Review Demo: On PremierGuitar. Oh you finally started caring about the weight of your basses? If you choose to return it, you must contact the store and let us know prior to doing so. Ernie Ball strings are crafted in Coachella Valley, California using premium materials such as bronze, M-steel, titanium, cobalt, nickel,bronze aluminum, nylon, phosphor, stainless steel, and copper. But the real magic is the neck on this thing.
The Jason Richardson Cutlass contoured lower body horn is a unique feature allowing for extreme upper fret access to all 24 frets. Pinpoint the most convenient location for you to pick up Ernie Ball products using our. His later models added some beef, sparkle, and versatility. A popular option over recent years is now a standard feature: a roasted-maple neck. The StingRay conveys immediacy via its quick transient response, with a slightly scooped zing that makes it the definitive exemplar of a certain style of authoritative slap-bass tone. The 2019 Short Scale StingRay Special Bass Available worldwide in September, the 2019 Ernie Ball Music Man Short Scale StingRay Special is a passive bass, offering a big thumpy round sound in a convenient smaller package.
The sound is aggressive, with a high and upper-midrange frequency response that sizzles and snaps. The body is made from ash, and the neck is constructed from hard rock maple with choice of maple or rosewood fingerboard. Find out more about the Dustin Kensrue StingRay Guitar. The 2019 Joe Dart Signature Bass We are elated to welcome Vulfpeck bass player, Joe Dart to the Ernie Ball Music Man signature artist series collection this year. Again, I am glad they use the modern truss rod wheel now chrome! Many contemporary instruments have a larger radius and a flatter profile, but those often feel a little alien after having played old-school basses for most of my years. After this, the engineering floodgates opened, with new pickups, woods, and electronics working their way into the Music Man lineup to great acclaim. Electronics include a volume control with up to 20dB of boost and push tone potentiometer, that via the 3-way pickup selector offer some exciting coil tapping options.