(SOLD) Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay 4H Black 2007
EB Music Man StingRay, black on black with maple board, made in USA 2007. The 'Ray needs no introduction really, but here goes anyhow! Introduced in the late 70s and designed by Leo Fender, the StingRay marked a natural but definite progression in electric bass. The combination of a high mass bridge, humbucking pickup and active EQ make for a mammoth tone. There's a huge, weighty low end, balanced by a remarkable sustain and snappy, eloquent attack. For aggressive rock parts or snarky funk lines, it's a tone that's pretty hard to beat. This one is a lightweight example, which my scrawny little self certainly appreciates, but that also adds a whisker extra low-end immediacy to the tone too. The neck is straight and stable, the oil and wax finish feels great and the piece of maple on deck is very classy. There's a little mark up from the neck joint on the horn, and the OG case is MIA, so you can nab this one for a song and riff yourself happy all summer long.
Model: Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay 4H
Made: USA, May 2007 (serial E59591)
Neck: maple inc board, oil and wax finish, 43mm nut, 34" scale, C-shape
Mods: battery box replaced
Pickup: Music Man humbucker, alnico, 3-band EQ
Case: basic non-original gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: negligible finish wear. The headstock has some minor marks on the end and bottom edge. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor rub wear from play on the back only. The back has a couple of dents near the belly carve, widespread minor scuffs around the body and a patch of rub wear near the neck plate. The sides have a couple of dimples and dents in the elbow area and near the jack. The front has a decent paint chip just up from the neck on the top horn, which has been blacked out. Aside from that there's a dent on the top edge in the waist area, some dimples near the knobs and in the elbow area as well as some standard play wear on the guard and horns. 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. The frets are in good shape, 8/10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh 45/105 Moonshiners strings.