Music Man StingRay Special H Bass Smoked Chrome

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First introduced in 1976, the StingRay has been revered as one of the most iconic bass guitars in history. The StingRay was the first production four string bass to feature onboard active equalization. The flagship of the Music Man line, today's StingRay is the same as it was some forty years ago, featuring a solid roadworthy construction, elegant oval pickguard, 3+1 tuning key configuration, and the ever-popular Music Man humbucker -- all of which combine to produce a look, feel, and sound that is remarkably unmistakable.

Model: 4 String - HH
Color: Smoked Chrome
Neck: Roasted Maple w/Ebony Fretboard
Pickguard: Black
Hardware: Matte Black
Build Code
107-SD-52-01-CS-BM

5-BOLT SCULPTED NECK JOINT

The sculpted neck joint provides uninhibited access to all 22 stainless steel frets atop roasted maple necks.

REFINED BODY CONTOURS

Enhanced body contours are rounded for more comfort in any playing position while retaining that revered, iconic StingRay sound.

POWERFUL NEODYMIUM PICKUPS

The new and improved StingRay electronics feature powerful neodymium magnets, bringing you more output and a wider range of sounds

NEW 18-VOLT PREAMP

A newly designed 18-volt 3-Band preamp for extra clean headroom lets you dial in everything from modern punch to classic, vintage tones.

LIGHTWEIGHT PERFORMANCE.

The overall reduction in weight is a much-welcomed feature of the new Stingray Special. Select body woods, improved contours, and lightweight hardware provide greater overall balance for extra comfort and a more enjoyable playing experience.

REENGINEERED HARDWARE.

Reengineered lightweight tuning machines create a more balanced neck while still providing ultra-reliable tuning stability.

Specifications StingRay Special
Model StingRay Special
Size 13-1/2" wide, 1-5/8" thick, 44-7/8" long (34.3 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 114.0 cm long)
Body Wood Select Hardwoods
Body Finish High gloss polyester
Bridge Vintage Music Man® top loaded chrome plated, steel bridge plate with vintage nickel plated steel saddles
Scale Length 34" (86.4 cm)
Neck Radius 11" (27.9 cm)
Headstock Size Only 8-3/4" (22.2 cm) long
Frets 22 - High profile, wide, Stainless Steel
Neck Width 1-11/16" (42.86 mm) at nut 2-1/2" (63.5 mm) at last fret
Neck Wood Select roasted maple neck
Fingerboard Fretted - Ebony 
Neck Finish Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
Neck Colors Standard – Natural with finished headstock
Tuning Machines Custom Music Man, lightweight with tapered string posts and ergonomic clover design
Truss Rod Adjustable - no component or string removal
Neck Attachment 5 bolts - perfect alignment with no shifting; Sculpted neck joint allows smooth access to higher frets
Electronic Shielding Black plated aluminum control cover 
Controls 3-band active preamp with 18 volts of headroom; vol, treble, mid, bass
Switching Single Pickup - N/A; Dual Pickup - 5-way lever pickup selector
Pickups Standard - Single Humbucking with Neodymium magnets; Optional - Dual Humbucking with Neodymium magnets
Strings 45w-65w-80w-100w (Super Slinky Bass #2834)