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SINCE 1987

The first bass designed by Ernie Ball Music Man, the Stingray 5 was unveiled in 1987 and has been an industry standard for extended range basses ever since. With its powerful punchy sound, the added flexibility of additional pickups and a comfortably contoured body the StingRay5 satifies even the most demanding of players.

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CUSTOM OPTIONS

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Build Code
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STREET PRICE

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Watch the StingRay 5 Bass Demo for Sweetwater Sound

Billy Imperial from Ernie Ball Music Man demonstrates the StingRay 5 bass for Sweetwater Sound.

Watch Angel Dust Guitars' Stingray 5 Bass Demo

Angel Dust Guitars demos the Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray 5 bass.

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 StingRay 5
Model StingRay 5
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, 0 oz (4.54 kg) - varies slightly
Body Wood Ash
Body Finish High gloss polyester
Bridge Standard - Music Man® chrome plated, hardened steel bridge plate with stainless steel saddles
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
Neck Width 1-3/4" (44.5 mm) at nut 2-3/4"" (69.9 mm) at last fret
Neck Wood Select maple neck
Fingerboard Fretted - maple or rosewood; Fretless - Pau Ferro with or without inlaid fretlines
Neck Finish Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
Neck Colors Standard - Natural; Optional - Matching painted headstock
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; Dual Pickup, 3-band active preamp; vol, treble, mid, bass
Switching Single Pickup - 3-way lever pickup selector; Dual Pickup - 5-way lever pickup selector
Pickups Standard - Music Man® humbucking with Alnico pole pieces; Optional - Dual Humbucking with Alnico pole pieces; Optional - Humbucking/Single coil with Alnico pole pieces
Left Handed Yes
Strings 45w-65w-80w-100w-130w (Regular Slinky Bass #2836)

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Specifications StingRay 5
Model StingRay 5
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, 0 oz (4.54 kg) - varies slightly
Body Wood Ash
Body Finish High gloss polyester
Body Colors
Body Bindings
Bridge Standard - Music Man® chrome plated, hardened steel bridge plate with stainless steel saddles
Pickguard
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
Neck Width 1-3/4" (44.5 mm) at nut 2-3/4"" (69.9 mm) at last fret
Neck Wood Select maple neck
Fingerboard Fretted - maple or rosewood; Fretless - Pau Ferro with or without inlaid fretlines
Fret Markers
Neck Finish Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
Neck Colors Standard - Natural; Optional - Matching painted headstock
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 Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum lined pickguard
Controls Single Pickup, 3-band active preamp; vol, treble, mid, bass; Dual Pickup, 3-band active preamp; vol, treble, mid, bass
Switching Single Pickup - 3-way lever pickup selector; Dual Pickup - 5-way lever pickup selector
Pickups Standard - Music Man® humbucking with Alnico pole pieces; Optional - Dual Humbucking with Alnico pole pieces; Optional - Humbucking/Single coil with Alnico pole pieces
Left Handed Yes
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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