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 on-board active equalization.
The first bass designed by Ernie Ball Music Man, the Stingray 5 was unveiled in 1987 and has been an industry standard for extended range basses ever since. With its powerful punchy sound, the added flexibility of additional pickups and a comfortably contoured body the StingRay5 satisfies even the most demanding of players.
The StingRay neck through series 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 basses feature 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.