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Since its introduction in 1987, the StingRay5 has been embraced as one of the world's most innovative bass designs. To celebrate, Ernie Ball Music Man is proud to introduce the 30th Anniversary StingRay5. This new anniversary edition sports a transparent buttercream finish with red tortoise shell pickguard, and is highlighted by a roasted figured maple neck. Your choice of maple or rosewood fingerboard is accented with white binding, white position markers and stainless steel frets. The preamp and pickup are exclusive to this anniversary model, providing both ample punch and added articulation. Each instrument ships with a hand-signed certificate of authenticity.

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CUSTOM OPTIONS

Trans Buttercream

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STREET PRICE

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StingRay5 30th Anniversary Highlights

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StingRay5 30th Anniversary Highlight
New white humbucking pickup and red tortoise shell pickguard
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Exclusive re-voiced preamp with 3 band EQ
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Roasted maple neck with white binding

30th Anniversary StingRay5 Guitar World Review

Guitar World's Matt Scharfglass Plays and Reviews our 30th Anniversary StingRay5

30th Anniversary StingRay 5 Anderton's Review

Lee and Nathan check out the Stingray 5 30th Anniversary Bass from Music Man

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MUSIC MAN

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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 30th Anniversary StingRay5
Model 30th Anniversary StingRay5
Size 13-3/8" wide, 1-3/4" thick, 45-3/4" long (34.0 cm wide, 4.5 cm thick, 116.2 cm long)
Weight 10 lbs. 0oz (4,54 kg) - varies slightly
Body Wood Ash
Body Finish High gloss polyester
Body Colors Trans Buttercream
Bridge Standard - Music Man® chrome plated, hardened steel bridge plate with "Classic" nickel plated steel saddles
Pickguard Red Tortoise Shell
Scale Length 34" (86.4 cm)
Neck Radius 11" (27.9 cm)
Headstock Size Only 9" (22.9 cm) long
Frets 22 - High profile, wide, Stainless Steel
Neck Width 1-3/4" (44.5 mm) at nut 2-3/4"" (69.9 mm) at last fret
Neck Wood Select roasted maple
Fingerboard Select roasted maple or rosewood
Fret Markers 5/16" White dots
Neck Finish Ultra-light satin polyurethane finish
Neck Colors Natural
Neck Binding 1 Ply White
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 Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum lined pickguard
Controls Single Pickup, 3-band active preamp; vol, treble, mid, bass
Switching 3-way lever pickup selector
Pickups Special Anniversary humbucking pickup with ceramic magnet and soapbar pickup cover
Left Handed No
Strings 46w-65w-80w-100w-130w (Regular Slinky Bass #2836)

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Specifications 30th Anniversary StingRay5
Model 30th Anniversary StingRay5
Order 0
Size 13-3/8" wide, 1-3/4" thick, 45-3/4" long (34.0 cm wide, 4.5 cm thick, 116.2 cm long)
Weight 10 lbs. 0oz (4,54 kg) - varies slightly
Body Wood Ash
Body Finish High gloss polyester
Body Colors Trans Buttercream
Body Bindings
Bridge Standard - Music Man® chrome plated, hardened steel bridge plate with "Classic" nickel plated steel saddles
Pickguard Red Tortoise Shell
Scale Length 34" (86.4 cm)
Neck Radius 11" (27.9 cm)
Headstock Size Only 9" (22.9 cm) long
Frets 22 - High profile, wide, Stainless Steel
Neck Width 1-3/4" (44.5 mm) at nut 2-3/4"" (69.9 mm) at last fret
Neck Wood Select roasted maple
Fingerboard Select roasted maple or rosewood
Fret Markers 5/16" White dots
Neck Finish Ultra-light satin polyurethane finish
Neck Colors Natural
Neck Binding 1 Ply White
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 Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum lined pickguard
Controls Single Pickup, 3-band active preamp; vol, treble, mid, bass
Switching 3-way lever pickup selector
Pickups Special Anniversary humbucking pickup with ceramic magnet and soapbar pickup cover
Left Handed No
Strings 46w-65w-80w-100w-130w (Regular Slinky Bass #2836)

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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.


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