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Welcome to the Tim Commerford Artist Series StingRay collection. These brand-new limited-edition Ernie Ball Music Man instruments were designed in conjunction with Tim Commerford, the legendary bassist of Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, and his newest project, 7D7D. Tim has been a part of the Ernie Ball Music Man family for many years, and this collaboration is the natural evolution of his enduring passion for the StingRay bass. With active and passive options for both short-scale and full-scale, you’re sure to find the right match for your playing style. The passive full-scale and active short-scale models deserve special consideration, as Music Man has never before offered these configurations.

Over the last 30 years, Commerford has perfected his signature sound, playing many passive and active basses. The ability to have both full and short-scale, active and passive basses in one collection gives Tim the tools required to reproduce the sounds made famous throughout his career.

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OPTIONS

Black Full-Scale (Active)

Natural Full-Scale (Passive)

Natural Short-Scale (Active)

Vintage Sunburst Short-Scale (Passive)

Your Custom Options:

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Build Code
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LIMITED QUANTITY RELEASE
THE TIM COMMERFORD ARTIST SERIES BASS IS LIMITED TO ONLY 50 INSTRUMENTS PER COLOR. EACH NECK PLATE IS NUMBERED #1 THROUGH #50
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STRINGS-THRU-THE-BODY BRIDGE
FEATURING THE CLASSIC STRINGS-THRU BRIDGE WITH VINTAGE PLATED SADDLES AND ADJUSTABLE MUTE PADS
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HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE CUSTOM FINGER RAMP
HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE THUMB REST ENABLES A MORE COMFORTABLE HAND POSITION WHEN PLAYING FINGERSTYLE

PASSIVE ELECTRONICS

Available in both short and full-scale versions, the Tim Commerford passive bass comes with a 3 position parallel / single-coil / series pickup rotary switch and push volume control with passive gain boost.

ACTIVE ELECTRONICS

Available in both short and full-scale versions, the Tim Commerford active bass comes with an active 3-band preamp with 18 volts of extra clean headroom that lets you dial in everything from modern punch to classic, vintage tones.

ENGINEERED TO PERFORM

POWERFUL NEODYMIUM PICKUPS

The StingRay humbucking pickup features powerful neodymium magnets, bringing you more output and a wider range of sounds. A beveled pickup cover thumb rest and adjustable finger ramp allow for a more comfortable fingerstyle hand position playing above or adjacent to the pickup.

ADJUSTABLE MUTE PADS

The classic string-thru bridge is fitted with individual mute pads allowing you to customize the degree of string dampening to suit your tastes.

5-BOLT SCULPTED NECK JOINT

All four Tim Commerford edition models include popular vintage appointments with updated modern refinements. Oil and wax maple and roasted maple necks are standard, along with a compensated nut and sculpted 5-bolt neck joint for full access to all 22 stainless steel frets.

Active and Passive

The passive full-scale and active short-scale models deserve special consideration as Music Man has never before offered these configurations.

Specifications, Schematics & More

Specifications
Model Tim Commerford Active Short-Scale
Size 12-3/8" wide, 1-5/8" thick, 40-7/8" long (31.4 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 103.8 cm long)
Body Wood Ash
Body Finish High gloss polyester
Body Colors Natural Gloss
Bridge Music Man® chrome plated, strings-thru-the-body & hardened steel bridge plate with vintage nickel plated steel saddles and adjustable mute pads
Pickguard Black
Scale Length 30" (76.2 cm)
Neck Radius 11" (27.9 cm)
Headstock Size 8" (20.3 cm) long
Frets 22 - High profile, wide stainless steel
Neck Width 1-1/2" (38.1 mm) at the nut, 2-3/8" (60.3 cm) at the last fret
Neck Wood Select Maple
Fingerboard Maple
Fret Markers 5/16" Dot Inlay
Neck Finish Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
Tuning Machines Custom Music Man, lightweight with tapered string posts and ergonomic clover design
Neck Attachment 5 bolt, sculpted neck joint
Electronic Shielding Chrome plated aluminum control cover
Controls 3-band active preamp with 18 volts of headroom; vol, treble, mid, bass
Pickups Single Humbucking with Neodymium magnets
Strings 45w-65w-85w-105w (Medium Scale Regular Slinky Bass #2856)

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Specifications
Model Tim Commerford Active Short-Scale
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Size 12-3/8" wide, 1-5/8" thick, 40-7/8" long (31.4 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 103.8 cm long)
Body Wood Ash
Body Finish High gloss polyester
Body Colors Natural Gloss
Body Bindings
Bridge Music Man® chrome plated, strings-thru-the-body & hardened steel bridge plate with vintage nickel plated steel saddles and adjustable mute pads
Pickguard Black
Scale Length 30" (76.2 cm)
Neck Radius 11" (27.9 cm)
Headstock Size 8" (20.3 cm) long
Frets 22 - High profile, wide stainless steel
Neck Width 1-1/2" (38.1 mm) at the nut, 2-3/8" (60.3 cm) at the last fret
Neck Wood Select Maple
Fingerboard Maple
Fret Markers 5/16" Dot Inlay
Neck Finish Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
Neck Colors
Neck Binding
Tuning Machines Custom Music Man, lightweight with tapered string posts and ergonomic clover design
Truss Rod
Neck Attachment 5 bolt, sculpted neck joint
Electronic Shielding Chrome plated aluminum control cover
Controls 3-band active preamp with 18 volts of headroom; vol, treble, mid, bass
Switching
Pickups Single Humbucking with Neodymium magnets
Left Handed
Strings 45w-65w-85w-105w (Medium Scale Regular Slinky Bass #2856)

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