Phenomenal Low-end Punch and Massive Tonal Versatility
Ernie Ball Music Man’s limited-run BFR StingRay 5 is a performance-built bass any serious player can appreciate. Revel in fat, punchy tone, thanks to dual humbuckers, while an active 3-band EQ gives you all the sound-sculpting power you can handle. Experience amazing comfort and sustain, courtesy of an ash body and premium roasted maple neck. StingRays are among the most popular electric basses h — pick one up, and you’ll understand what all the hype is about!
Killer electronics for super-punchy bass sound
From the very first time you plug in your Ernie Ball Music Man BFR StingRay 5, you’ll appreciate both the phenomenal low-end punch and the massive tonal versatility its Music Man humbuckers deliver. Granted, these alnico pickups' stout pole pieces and beefy windings supply a solid foundation for your tone, but it’s the BFR StingRay 5’s 9-volt active preamp and 3-band EQ that really let you sculpt your sound. As a result, everyone from shoegazer-era rockers to funk masters has enjoyed the extreme punch this amazing instrument delivers.
Premium roasted maple neck plays like a dream
There’s simply no substitute for a great neck. Ernie Ball Music Man put a ton of work into developing a neck that would provide you with the perfect balance of comfort, speed, and stability, and for this BFR StingRay 5, they spec’d premium roasted maple for the neck and high-grade rosewood for the fretboard. Thanks to its hand-rubbed oil finish, the back of the BFR StingRay 5’s neck feels amazing and lets your hand glide along effortlessly. And with its 5-bolt attachment, this bolt-on neck delivers stability that easily surpasses most set necks.
Loaded with StingRay style, sound, and innovation
The BFR StingRay 5, like the rest of Ernie Ball Music Man’s StingRay bass lineup, claims roots that run back to the 1970s, when Ernie Ball Music Man was founded. Armed with fat and punchy humbuckers, active electronics, and a delightfully chunky neck, it’s no wonder the StingRay became a standard for such bass players as Guy Pratt, Cliff Williams, and Flea. And this StingRay is outfitted with an ebony fretboard for a smooth, fast feel and added sonic attack.
Ernie Ball Music Man BFR StingRay 5 Electric Bass Features:
- A performance-built bass any serious player can appreciate
- Dual beefy humbuckers plus active 3-band EQ give you fat, punchy, and versatile tone
- Ash body and premium maple neck deliver amazing comfort and balance
- Easy-access truss rod adjustment wheel
- Limited run of 91 instruments
- Body Type:Solidbody
- Body Shape:StingRay 5
- Number of Strings:5
- Body Material:Ash
- Top Material:Bookmatched Figured Maple
- Body Finish:Gloss Polyester
- Color:Giants Orange
- Neck Material:Roasted Figured Maple
- Neck Shape:StingRay 5
- Fingerboard Material:Rosewood
- Fingerboard Inlay:Pearloid Blocks
- Number of Frets:22, High Wide
- Scale Length:34"
- Nut Width:1.625"
- Nut Material:Melamine
- Bridge/Tailpiece:Standard Music Man
- Tuners:Schaller BM with tapered posts
- Neck Pickup:Music Man Alnico Humbuckeer
- Bridge Pickup:Music Man Alnico Humbucker
- Controls:1 x master volume, Active 3-band EQ, 5-way blade pickup switch
- Strings:Ernie Ball, .046-.130
- Case Included:Hardshell Case
- Manufacturer Part Number:155-H2-30-00-CS-BM