Music Man's remaining physical assets were sold on June 1, 1984. Build Have no fear, if build quality and product robustness are high on your list of requirements. This Music Man bass is an awesome first choice for the aspiring bass player. Analog and flexible in a second. A maple neck and rosewood fingerboard with a narrower 38mm nut gives a smooth left-hand playing feel, while the fully-adjustable bridge with 4 steel saddles gives you great sustain, tuning stability, and the ability to create the perfect playing setup.
But neck relief is a small part of overall action. Of course, tightening or loosening the trussrod affects the bow of the neck, which is how desired action is generally best achieved. The maple neck has a fretboard made of maple or rosewood. The stagger of the saddles looks very wrong. It's great to have my old Stingray sounding as it should, and it was so easy to install.
Three 4-string models and two 5-string models. Open gear tuners complement the bridge's stability, offering quick and accurate tuning. And with that beautiful purple burst finish, she sure is a looker as well. Technically, the bass is just perfect and functions fine. The countries own duty must be paid on each item direct to your customs office prior to delivery. I saw a guy on YouTube play this bass with exactly the kind of stuff I wanted to play - Slap Funk. And it could be the case that the relief was set wrong, or was set too low for your style of playing -- if the tech is a pick player, and you're a fingerstyle player who digs in, that could be the disconnect.
By doing this we feel that you will receive the best possible playing instrument which has been thoroughly checked in every respect. Fender did not like the corporate name, so it changed first to Musitek, Inc. And you don't need to take the strings off to adjust it, so you know. The hardware also has a high quality feel, from the locking tuners to the floating tremolo bridge. One-third of the then-current workforce of 226 people got a raise. Speaking of which the 'hardwood body', although not advertised, I understand to be jabon, an Indonesian wood similar to basswood. Design I've only ever played 4 string bass.
Fender made the guitars and basses, while Walker's company made the amplifiers and sold accessories. The third knob on the control plate is the master volume, furthest from the top mounted jack socket. Use your own debit or credit card, enjoy fast and free shipping, and add Music Man Guitars to your creative setup. The Big Al and Reflex basses were discontinued in 2015. That is just plain Ugly!!!!! This is a great little bass for not a lot of money that I am sure would be a great addition for the beginner or indeed, even the gigging professional who, perhaps, wanted a spare, or only occasionally needed a 4-string bass. In June 1976, production started on guitars and in August basses followed.
Finally, there's the model we are reviewing today, the walnut satin version which, as you can see, has a rosewood board. This is an amazing guitar for the price. The Music Man difference is evident in materials like beautiful, highly figured woods and the company's trademark straight-pull 4 over 2 tuners. . These pickup configurations were adopted on other Music Man models three years later, using a five-way pickup selector with coil-tap capabilities. The amount it moves is how much relief is in the neck. In 2008, Music Man released the Bongo 6, its first six-string bass.
Frets are perfectly fitted and polished and setup is excellent with a roomy string height that's not overly low. It features a 3 piece maple neck through ash body with a rosewood fretboard for plenty of sustain and a smooth, solid feel. I can remember having to take the neck off my other bass to adjust it and the neck will never have to come off my bass. Also the E string looks like its saddle is lower than the others -- so I'd expect it to buzz more than the others anyway. This is a direct replacement for original Ernie Ball and reissue basses with 3 control knobs.
His early basses set the standard for functional simplicity. The flagship of the Music Man line, today's StingRay is the same as it was some forty years ago featuring a solid roadworthy construction, massive hardened steel bridge, elegant oval pickguard, 3+1 tuning key configuration, and the ever popular Music Man humbucker. So yeah, I'll probably never need to touch the saddles. We've seen left hand versions, limited editions, 5-string versions not to mention up to date with the latest 'Reflex', 'Sterling', 'Big Al' , 'Bongo' and hi-tech 'Game Changer' instruments, currently advertised on the Music Man website. The Sterling by Music Man StingRay Classic features the same characteristics, giving you everything you need to join the StingRay family and see why these bass guitars are so popular. Electric bassA professional, legendary top quality instrument with an excellent tone and unbelievable handling! We use technologies, such as cookies, to customize content and advertising, to provide social media features and to analyze traffic to the site. Designed by Leo Fender, Tom Walker and Sterling Ball, this new and exciting instrument with a nod to Fender's original Precision design, in terms of outline, brought some innovative feature 'upgrades' such as active electronics, a chunky soapbar pickup, shorter 3+1 headstock and one of my favourite additions, the tasty chrome boomerang control plate.
Available in two new color options, Mint Green and Butterscotch. Just take a closer look at the video and images. I liked what I heard, so I went to my local music store and played the Ray34. It is perfect for the novice player, yet it looks and sounds fantastic from the minute you open the box. I commend Music Man for using machine screws and threaded brass inserts rather than wood screws, though. As recently as 2015, started the production of the Stingray 5 neck-through version.
If you wanted to purchase this instrument be aware. This bass is in a great shape, with no obvious wear or damage, only some little surface playwear such as some minimal dents in the finish on the body, a very small impression on the headstock and some unavoidable pick scratches on the pickguard. A little unexpected, perhaps, as my main instruments are usually 6 and 7-string beasts! With the neck almost perfectly straight, my action is extremely low- exactly what i was looking for. StingRay 5 Neckthrough The StingRay 5 Neckthrough features an updated low noise preamp that provides a full and robust tonality while retaining excellent clarity and crisp attack. Technically, the bass is absolutely flawless and functions perfectly fine. The neck was made by Modulus.