Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay 40th Anniversary Old Smoothie

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Summary: To celebrate, Ernie Ball Music Man introduced the 40th Anniversary "Old Smoothie" StingRay, a faithful reproduction of StingRay prototype #26, designed for Sterling Ball during his time spent testing and developing the original prototypes back in the 70's. Named for its smooth even tone that is reminiscent of the highly sought after vintage Music Man StingRay sound, "Old Smoothie" has been precisely reproduced including the one-of-a-kind custom made 10 pole piece pickup design, body headstock and pickguard shape, 34-inch scale maple neck and fingerboard, low profile narrow frets, hardware, and active electronics.

Body: Alder with a high gloss polyester finish.

Neck: Maple with a Maple fingerboard, 34” scale length, 1 11/16” nut width, 7.5” radius, 21 low/narrow frets, black dot inlays.

Pickups/Hardware: Music Man chrome plated, hardened steel bridge plate with vintage stainless-steel saddles and adjustable mute pads, Schaller BM tuning keys with tapered string posts, Custom "Old Smoothie" 2-band active preamp with vol, treble, bass controls, Custom "Old Smoothie" humbucking pickup with 10 elongated Alnico magnets and split cover, white pickguard.

Cosmetics: This bass is in great shape. It has light surface scratches and small indentations on the body. The back of the neck is clean, and the frets show minimal wear. The pickguard has regular wear.

Playability: Our in-house guitar tech has inspected, setup, and restrung this instrument with a new set of strings. The neck is straight, the truss rod is fully functional, and the action has been setup low and comfortable. The frets are in great shape with no major grooves or divots from use and it plays beautifully up and down the fretboard with no dead spots or choking out.

Weight: 9.5 lbs.

Case: This bass ships in the original hard-shell case, professionally packaged, and fully insured.