Music Man 40th Anniversary Stringray "Old Smoothie"





Since its introduction in 1976, the Music Man StingRay has been embraced as one of the world’s classic electric bass designs. To celebrate, Ernie Ball Music Man is proud to introduce the 40th Anniversary “Old Smoothie” StingRay, a faithful reproduction of StingRay prototype #26, designed for Sterling Ball during his time spent testing and developing the original prototypes back in the 70’s. Named for its smooth even tone that is reminiscent of the highly sought after vintage Music Man StingRay sound, “Old Smoothie” has been precisely reproduced including the one-of-a-kind custom made 10 pole piece pickup design, body headstock and pickguard shape, 34-inch scale maple neck and fingerboard, low profile narrow frets, active electronics, hardware and exclusive chocolate-burst finish.

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Brand: Music Man
Size: 13-1/2″ Wide x 1-5/8″ Thick x 44-7/8″ Long
Weight: 9lbs., 8oz.
Body Wood: Alder
Body Finish: High Gloss Polyester
Body Colors: Chocolate Burst
Bridge: Music Man Chrome Plated, Hardened Steel Bridge Plate with Vintage Stainless Steel Saddles and Adjustable Mute Pads
Pickguard: White
Scale Length: 34″
Neck Radius: 7.5″
Headstock Size: 8-3/4″ Long
Frets: 21 Low Profile, Narrow Width
Neck Width: 1-5/8″ at Nut, 2-1/2″ at Last Fret
Neck Wood: Select Maple Neck
Fingerboard: Select Maple
Fret Markers: 5/16″ Black Dots (No 21st Marker)
Neck Finish: High Gloss Polyester
Neck Colors: Natural Aged Light Yellow Finish
Tuning Machines: Schaller BM with Tapered String Posts
Truss Rod: Rear Mounted Adjustable-No Component or String Removal
Neck Attachment: 6 Bolts – Perfect Alighment with No Shifting
Electronic Shielding: Chrome Plated Brass Control Cover
Controls: Custom “Old Smoothie” 2 Band Active Preamp; Volume, Treble, Bass
Pickups: Custom “Old Smoothie” Humbucking with 10 Elongated Alnico Magnets and Split Cover

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