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The StingRay 5 neck through series basses offers many of the same great features as its bolt on predecessors with more resonant construction and superior high register fret access. The neck through StingRay 5 features a 3 piece maple neck through ash body with a rosewood fretboard for plenty of sustain and a smooth, solid feel. The newly designed preamp provides a full and robust tonality while retaining excellent clarity and crisp attack.

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CUSTOM OPTIONS

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Black

Vintage Sunburst

Stealth Black

Powder Blue

Firemist Purple

Firemist Gold

Your Custom Options:
Model:
Color:
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Pickguard:
Hardware:

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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 Through Neck
Model StingRay 5 Through Neck
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, 10 oz (4.82 kg) - varies slightly
Body Wood Ash with maple through neck
Body Finish High gloss polyester (Stealth Black is a matte finish)
Bridge Standard - Music Man® chrome plated, hardened steel bridge plate with stainless steel saddles (Stealth Black finish features matte black hardware)
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 maple neck
Fingerboard Rosewood; (Ebony on Stealth Black Package)
Neck Finish High gloss polyester (Stealth Black is a matte finish)
Neck Colors Color matches body
Tuning Machines Schaller BM, with tapered string posts
Truss Rod Adjustable - no component or string removal
Neck Attachment Through neck design
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 No
Strings 45w-65w-80w-100w-130w (Regular Slinky Bass #2836)

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Specifications StingRay 5 Through Neck
Model StingRay 5 Through Neck
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, 10 oz (4.82 kg) - varies slightly
Body Wood Ash with maple through neck
Body Finish High gloss polyester (Stealth Black is a matte finish)
Body Colors
Body Bindings
Bridge Standard - Music Man® chrome plated, hardened steel bridge plate with stainless steel saddles (Stealth Black finish features matte black hardware)
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, Stainless Steel
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 Rosewood; (Ebony on Stealth Black Package)
Fret Markers
Neck Finish High gloss polyester (Stealth Black is a matte finish)
Neck Colors Color matches body
Neck Binding
Tuning Machines Schaller BM, with tapered string posts
Truss Rod Adjustable - no component or string removal
Neck Attachment Through neck design
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 No
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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