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If one were to imagine a 5 string bass built in the 1970's, the picture would look much like the Classic Stingray 5. The Classic Stingray 5 pays tribute to the original Music Man bass designs from the mid to late 1970's with added modern refinements. String-through body bridge, mute kit, small profile nickel frets and a curvy 7.5" radius neck are key specifications that harken back to the early days of Music Man production. A modern six bolt neck attachment and an easy access truss rod adjustment wheel ensure solid construction with no hassle adjustments. The Classic's tone remains true to the original with an ash body, 2 band EQ and a standard Music Man Alnico pickup.

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CUSTOM OPTIONS

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Classic Natural (+$100)

Vintage Sunburst (+$100)

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Build Code
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STREET PRICE

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Watch Head Ernie Ball Music Man Engineer Walk Through the Classic StingRay 5

Dudley Gimpel, head designer for Ernie Ball Music Man, gives Guitar Planet an in depth description of the Classic Stingray 5.

Watch Guitar World's Classic Stingray Bass Review

Guitar World's Ed Friedland demonstrates the features of the Music Man Classic StingRay 4 & 5 string Classic Stingray basses.

MAKING A
MUSIC MAN

From concepts to final set-up,
learn how we craft your instrument

CONCEPT

What can the guitar be? Every new Ernie Ball Music Man concept represents our quest to answer to this question, guided by our design team's pursuit of perfection and molded by the demands for performance from our artists. Starting from the ground up is never easy, but we believe innovation means never being satisfied with the status quo.

Design

Every Ernie Ball Music Man guitar has been meticulously designed and crafted with the utmost attention to every detail. With each new model, our world-class team of designers and engineers delivers the best playing experience possible.

Millwork

Our wood mill employs the perfect balance of machine-driven precision and the personal touch of an experienced handcraftsmen. High-quality wood is sculpted into beautiful instruments.

Big Bird

Big Bird is a recently-added member of the Ernie Ball Music Man robot family, feeding the wood raw materials into the computer-controlled cutting and drilling machine with automated precision.

Fretting

All frets are hand-applied to exact specifications, ensuring each guitar or bass has the playability you'd expect from Ernie Ball Music Man.

Sanding

Ernie Ball Music Man necks and bodies are hand-sanded multiple times, creating flawless finishes and maximum playability.

Paint

Three layers of high-gloss polyurethane are applied to each color-coated instrument body, producing a luxurious state-of-the-art finish.

Buffing/Ursula

We use state-of-the-art technology like Ursula, our beloved buffing robot. Automation ensures a high-quality and cost-effective product, every time.

Electronics

Each instrument is hand-soldered using the latest technology in our San Luis Obispo factory.

Setup

When you purchase an Ernie Ball Music Man guitar or bass, it has already been personally tested and tuned by one of our experienced setup technicians, ensuring you can play right out of the box.

Specifications, Schematics & More

Specifications Classic StingRay 5
Model Classic StingRay 5
Size 13-1/2" wide, 1-5/8" thick, 45-1/2" long (34.3 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 115.6 cm long)
Weight 10lbs, 12 oz (4.87kg) - varies slightly
Body Wood Ash
Body Finish High gloss polyester
Body Colors Standard Classic Colors
Bridge Music Man® chrome plated, hardened steel bridge plate with "Classic" stainless steel saddles and adjustable mute pads
Pickguard Standard - Black or White; Optional - Shell
Scale Length 34" (86.4 cm)
Neck Radius 7.5" (19.1 cm)
Headstock Size Only 9" (22.9 cm) long
Frets 21 - High profile, narrow width
Neck Width 1-3/4" (44.5 mm) at nut 2-11/16" (68.3 mm) at last fret
Neck Wood Figured maple
Fingerboard Fretted - maple or rosewood
Neck Finish High-gloss finish
Neck Colors Natural aged yellow finish
Tuning Machines Schaller BM, with tapered string posts
Truss Rod Adjustable - no component or string removal
Neck Attachment 6 bolts - perfect alignment with no shifting
Electronic Shielding Chrome plated brass control cover
Controls Single Pickup, 2-band active preamp; vol, treble, bass
Switching -
Pickups Standard - Music Man® humbucking with Alnico magnets
Left Handed No
Strings 45w-65w-80w-100w-130w (Regular Slinky Bass #2836)

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Specifications Classic StingRay 5
Model Classic StingRay 5
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Size 13-1/2" wide, 1-5/8" thick, 45-1/2" long (34.3 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 115.6 cm long)
Weight 10lbs, 12 oz (4.87kg) - varies slightly
Body Wood Ash
Body Finish High gloss polyester
Body Colors Standard Classic Colors
Body Bindings
Bridge Music Man® chrome plated, hardened steel bridge plate with "Classic" stainless steel saddles and adjustable mute pads
Pickguard Standard - Black or White; Optional - Shell
Scale Length 34" (86.4 cm)
Neck Radius 7.5" (19.1 cm)
Headstock Size Only 9" (22.9 cm) long
Frets 21 - High profile, narrow width
Neck Width 1-3/4" (44.5 mm) at nut 2-11/16" (68.3 mm) at last fret
Neck Wood Figured maple
Fingerboard Fretted - maple or rosewood
Fret Markers
Neck Finish High-gloss finish
Neck Colors Natural aged yellow finish
Neck Binding
Tuning Machines Schaller BM, with tapered string posts
Truss Rod Adjustable - no component or string removal
Neck Attachment 6 bolts - perfect alignment with no shifting
Electronic Shielding Chrome plated brass control cover
Controls Single Pickup, 2-band active preamp; vol, treble, bass
Switching -
Pickups Standard - Music Man® humbucking with Alnico magnets
Left Handed No
Strings 45w-65w-80w-100w-130w (Regular Slinky Bass #2836)

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Why register?

Thanks for choosing Ernie Ball Music Man. By registering your instrument within the initial 12 month warranty period you are entitled to an additional 3 months of warranty coverage. That is 15 total months of factory warranty protection from the initial purchase date.


Registering your instrument, whether or not it is covered under warranty, also provides a record that you owned that particular instrument. In the unfortunate instance that the instrument is lost, stolen or destroyed we can provide you with the serial number if needed.

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