Ernie Ball Musicman Stingray 4H Natural 2011
EB Musicman Stingray 4H, made in USA 2011, natural finish. The Stingray bass is a Leo Fender design that first launched in 1976; it really hasn't changed much at all since it's inception. The high mass bridge, ash body and big fat humbucker deliver that instantly recognisable tone: thick, punchy and tight with a whole heap of growl in the midrange. The 4-band EQ means you can dial in a tone that'll work in just about any situation; it's no wonder these basses find favour with the some of the worlds' busiest players. This particular example is surprisingly light... a welcome and unusual trait on an ash body bass! The body really moves with each note too, you can feel the vibrations pulsing through the instrument as you play. Musicman are famous for exceptional build quality; you can feel the care and attention that's gone into this when it's in your hands; the neck feels amazing. If you're only going to own one bass, this is an excellent candidate... it'll deliver!
Model: Ernie Ball Musicman StingRay 4H
Made: USA, 2011 (neck date 2 June 2011, serial E78507)
Finish: natural gloss
Neck: maple, oil and wax finish
Pickup: original Musicman humbucker, alnico, 3-band EQ
Case: basic Crossfire branded hard case, new condition
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock has some minor marks on the end. The neck is clean and smooth, no major marks. The back has a couple of dings near the battery cover as well as a few light scuffs, no major marks. The sides are pretty clean, just a scuff in the elbow area. The front is nice and clean, just a dimple on the top horn and some play wear on the guard. Overall: very good condition (8/10)
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electronics tested and working properly. Frets are in good shape, 9/10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh 45/105 strings.