(SOLD) Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray 5H Black 2006
Music Man Stingray 5, black, made in USA 2006. In my mind, there's really only a couple of 5-string basses that make any sense, and top of the list: the Music Man Stingray 5. This is a great sounding bass: heaps of growl and punch through the mids, fat and tight low end with heaps of definition, and that slicing treble that'll pull you forward in a mix to get the place jumping. It's also nice and light, which is certainly not a given with an ash body Stingray. The neck is nicely played in and a friendly shape; the balance between string spacing and width is bang-on. Someone added a black pearl guard at some point, which apparently required cutting a second switch slot, but it's a cool look for sure. This is a perfect do-it-all working bass; it'll always sound terrific and always look supremely classy. Five thumbs up.
Model: Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray 5H
Made: USA, Dec 21st 2006 (serial E25394)
Finish: gloss black
Neck: maple w/ maple board, oil and wax finish, 12" radius, 34" scale
Mods: pickguard replaced
Pickup: Music Man USA humbucker, alnico, 3-band active EQ
Case: Music Man ABS hard case
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock has some minor marks on the end and bottom edge. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples on the back only. The back has a few scuffs and dimples around the body, mostly on the outside edge; the most noteworthy are up in the elbow area. The sides have some minor dimples on both horns and a few little scuffs and dents near the jack and on the elbow area. The front is pretty clean, just some dimples in teh elbow area and near the knobs and some play wear on the guard and horns. Note the guard is non original and has an extra switch slot hole. Overall: good condition (7/10)
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electronics tested and working properly. Frets are in great shape, 9/10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh 45/130 strings.