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Get Your Ernie Ball Music Man "Old Smoothie" Bass In Chocolate-Burst Before It's Gone

The StingRay 40th Anniversary Bass, affectionately known as "Old Smoothie" for its smooth, even tone that is reminiscent of the highly sought after vintage Music Man StingRay sound, is only available in the inaugural Chocolate-Burst finish for a limited time!
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The StingRay 40th Anniversary Bass, affectionately known as "Old Smoothie" for its smooth, even tone that is reminiscent of the highly sought after vintage Music Man StingRay sound, is only available in the inaugural Chocolate-Burst finish for a limited time! Don't miss your chance to own a piece of history, in a gorgeous finish that won't be available for much longer. Learn more about this unique instrument and find a dealer near you.

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Since its introduction in 1976, the Music Man StingRay has been embraced as one of the world’s classic electric bass designs. To celebrate, Ernie Ball Music Man is proud to introduce 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, active electronics, hardware and exclusive chocolate-burst finish.

Specifications StingRay 40th (Old Smoothie)
ModelStingRay 40th (Old Smoothie)
Size13-1/2" wide x 1-5/8" thick x 44-7/8" long (34.3 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 114.0 cm long)
Weight9 lbs, 8 oz. (4.31 kg) - varies slightly
Body WoodAlder
Body FinishHigh gloss polyester
Body ColorsChocolate Burst
BridgeMusic Man® chrome plated, hardened steel bridge plate with vintage stainless steel saddles and adjustable mute pads
PickguardWhite
Scale Length34" (86.4 cm)
Neck Radius7.5" (19.1 cm)
Headstock SizeOnly 8-3/4" (22.2 cm) long
Frets21 - Low profile, narrow width
Neck Width1-5/8" (41.3 mm) at nut 2-1/2" (63.5 mm) at last fret
Neck WoodSelect maple neck
FingerboardSelect maple
Fret Markers5/16" Black dots (no 21st marker)
Neck FinishHigh gloss polyester
Neck ColorsNatural aged light yellow finish
Tuning MachinesSchaller BM, with tapered string posts
Truss RodRear mounted adjustable - no component or string removal
Neck Attachment6 bolts - perfect alignment with no shifting
Electronic ShieldingChrome plated brass control cover
ControlsCustom "Old Smoothie" 2-band active preamp; vol, treble, bass
PickupsCustom "Old Smoothie" humbucking with 10 elongated Alnico magnets and split cover
Left HandedNo
Strings45w-65w-80w-100w (Super Slinky Bass #2834) 

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