“A vintage-inspired instrument that drips with 1970s tone and a superb feel”: Ernie Ball Music Man brings old-school style to a premium modern platform with the Retro ‘70s StingRay

Ernie Bal Music Man Retro '70s StingRay
(Image credit: Ernie Ball Music Man)

The Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay has been one of the most popular bass guitars since its original release way back in the ‘70s, and has been championed by the likes of Carol Kaye, Flea, Pino Palladino, Tony Levin, and countless other low-end legends.

It truly was a trailblazing bass, and because of its illustrious history, vintage examples can command rather hefty price tags.

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