Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay 4- and 5-string review

Could EB's latest version of the iconic bass design be the best yet?

Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray 4- and 5-string
(Image: © Ernie Ball)

Guitar World Verdict

All you’d want from a Sting-Ray, but better.


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    Light weight; excellent construction; seminal sound


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To start, let me get in front of what you may be thinking: Oh, great, another review of a bass you’ve already written about a bajillion times. Yes, it’s true, I’ve reviewed an abundance of StingRays, Bongos, and other Music Man basses over the years.

So, it’s my intention to justify this review without equivocation: The totally refreshed StingRays may look like their iconic predecessors, but under the hood, they’re almost entirely different instruments.

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