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Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay5 Special H 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Black and Chrome


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Classic StingRay5 sound and style with enhanced comfort and balance.

The Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Special 5 H puts exceptional tone and playing comfort in your hands. This 5-string electric bass has the iconic StingRay body shape with contours that cradle you while you play. The sculpted 5-piece roasted maple neck further enhances the comfort, giving you unrestricted access across the 22 stainless steel frets. With its lightweight body, the StingRay Special 5 H is evenly balanced for hours of fatigue-free performing.

Sculpted 5-Piece Maple Neck For Effortless Playability

The StingRay Special 5 H bass has a smoothly contoured 5-piece roasted maple neck that feels fast and comfortable underneath your hands. The sculpted neck joint allows your fingers to fly up and down the 22 stainless steel frets with no restriction. You'll find it easy to blaze rapid solos, dance through funky syncopated riffs or lock into the pocket with solid timekeeping. The StingRay Special 5 H bass neck offers outstanding playability so you can concentrate on your music.

Contoured Ash Body Provides a Comfortable Feel

The select ash body of the StingRay Special 5 H bass features smoothly rounded edges and contours designed for ergonomic comfort. The body shape fits close against your torso to make playing while standing feel natural. And the overall weight has been reduced to improve balance whether you're stationary or in motion on stage. You can even play the StingRay Special 5 H bass into the wee hours of a marathon session without fatiguing your back, shoulders or hands.

Shape Your Sound With the 18V 3-Band Preamp

Plug into a world of tonal possibilities with the StingRay Special 5 H. Its 18V 3-band preamp gives you a huge palette for dialing in your signature sound. Turn the treble and bass to shape the EQ. Scoop the mids or boost them for more cut and growl. From vintage warmth to modern punch, this versatile preamp lets you craft your ideal tone.

Feel the Punch of the Humbucking Pickup

The StingRay Special 5 H packs a serious sonic punch thanks to its Music Man humbucking pickup. Wound with powerful neodymium magnets, it outputs a wide frequency range with plenty of volume on tap. You'll feel the difference from the very first note. Chords ring out with thickness and clarity. And solos soar with singing sustain. This responsive pickup gives you the contemporary sound StingRay basses are known for.

Custom Touches for Premium Performance

From its modern Music Man humbucker to its fast-playing neck, the StingRay Special 5 H is purpose-built for top-notch bass playing. You'll appreciate the smoothness of the satin neck finish as you blaze across the 22 jumbo frets. The vintage Music Man bridge provides rock-solid intonation, while the custom tuners keep you in tune through intense performances. Every detail is fine-tuned for peak playability.

  • Wood: Select roasted maple
  • Neck joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 34"
  • Truss rod: Adjustable
  • Finish: Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
  • Pickup configuration: H
  • Bridge: Proprietary humbucker
  • Control layout: Volume, Treble, Mid, Bass
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Special electronics: 3-band active preamp with 18V of headroom
  • Material: Maple (Black, Frost Green Pearl, Snowy Night); Rosewood (Amethyst Sparkle, Speed Blue, Burnt Ends); Ebony (Raspberry Burst, Smoke Chrome)
  • Radius: 11"
  • Fret size: High-profile, wide
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays:
  • Nut material/width: 1.75" (44.5 mm)
  • Body Type: Double-cutaway
  • Body wood: Select hardwoods
  • Body finish: High-gloss polyester
  • Bridge/Tailpiece: Vintage Music Man top-loaded chrome-plated steel bridge plate with vintage nickel-plated steel saddles
  • Tuning machines: Custom Music Man, lightweight with tapered string posts and ergonomic clover design
  • Color: Matte Black; Gold (Amethyst Sparkle, Jackpot, Ocean Sparkle); Chrome (Frost Green Pearl, Burnt Ends, Snowy Night)
  • Number of strings: 5 string
  • Orientation: Right-handed


  • Select hardwood body with a high-gloss polyester finish
  • Bolt-on select roasted maple neck
  • Maple, ebony or rosewood fingerboard with 22 stainless steel frets
  • Single humbucker with neodymium magnets

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