Music Man StingRay5 Special Charcoal Sparkle 5-String Bass

Music Man StingRay5 Special Charcoal Sparkle 5-String Bass

When it comes to professional-grade 5-string basses, the Music Man StingRay5 has always been up there with the very best. Now they've gone one better. Introducing the re-designed Music Man StingRay5 S...
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When it comes to professional-grade 5-string basses, the Music Man StingRay5 has always been up there with the very best. Now they've gone one better. Introducing the re-designed Music Man StingRay5 Special Charcoal Sparkle 5-String Bass!

Music Man StingRay5 Special Charcoal Sparkle 5-String Bass Highlights

  • A modern take on the industry-standard 5-string bass
  • Lightweight Ash body, with newly-designed contours
  • Sleek, select roasted maple neck, with an ebony fretboard, compensated nut, and 5-bolt design
  • High-gloss "Charcoal Sparkle" finish
  • Matte black hardware, with black pickguard
  • Active 18v preamp, with 3-band EQ, and 3-way pickup selector switch
  • Includes hardshell case
  • Finance options available

Industry-Standard 5-String - Optimised and Modernised

For a bass that's been the industry-standard extended-range model since 1987, improving on it would be no mean feat. However, for the new StingRay5 Special, that's exactly what Music Man have done.

Refined Body Contours

These new Music Man basses have been completely re-built from the ground up, and fully optimised to offer those familiar looks and tones in a package that appeals to even the most discerning of players.

As part of this re-design, Music Man have opted to give the StingRay Special a new, lightweight construction, with enhanced body contours. On top of this they have re-worked their hardware, which is now almost completely aluminium instead of steel.

The end result is a supremely lightweight and comfortable playing experience, whatever your playstyle. And this is before we've even mentioned the new pickup.

Powerful New Pickup

In place of the more traditional Alnico, the humbucker on the StingRay Special comes equipped with Neodymium magnets. This particular metal has a much stronger magnetic pull than Alnico, resulting in a more articulate sound when you play.

Complimenting this newly designed pickup is a powerful 18v preamp. Previous StingRay models would be equipped with a 9v preamp, which was pretty darn good on its own, however the 18v preamp on this bass offers a much more powerful sound than ever before.

Try Before You Buy

Visit your local PMT Store and try out the new Music Man StingRay Special lineup today, and you'll soon see why we're so excited to be selling them here at PMT.

Alternatively, if your mind is already made up, simply order yours Online and choose from our fabulous range of Home Delivery and Store Pickup options.

Music Man StingRay5 Special Charcoal Sparkle 5-String Bass Specs

  • Model: StingRay 5 Special
  • Size: 13-3/8" wide, 1-5/8" thick, 45-3/4" long (34.0 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 116.2 cm long)
  • Body Wood: Ash
  • Body Finish: High gloss polyester
  • Body Colour: Charcoal Sparkle
  • Bridge: Vintage Music Man top loaded matte Black, steel bridge plate with Black steel saddles
  • Pickguard: Black
  • 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 neck
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Neck Finish: Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
  • Neck Colors: Natural with finished headstock
  • Tuning Machines: Custom Music Man, lightweight with tapered string posts and ergonomic clover design, matte Black finish
  • 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: Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum lined pickguard
  • Controls: 3-band active preamp with 18 volts of headroom; vol, treble, mid, bass
  • Switching: 3-way lever pickup selector
  • Pickups: Single Humbucking with Neodymium magnets
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Manufacturer Musicman
SKU 173924
Shipping Weight (kg) 6.000000
MPN 207CP5001
Case Included hard case
Colour grey
Warranty 2 years
Scale Length 34"
Nut Width 44.5mm
Neck Wood Select Roasted Maple Neck
Pickup Config 1 x humbucker
Number Of Strings 5 string
Body Material ash body
Body Size full size
Right / Left-Handed right handed
Fingerboard ebony fingerboard
Guitar Style stingray


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