(The NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA) – Ernie Ball Music Man (Booth 4320, D5), one of the world’s premier guitar and bass manufacturers, is debuting a passive short-scale StingRay bass. This passive short-scale bass (30") offers a thumpy big round sound in a convenient smaller package. As many musicians know, short-scale basses can be a welcome addition in the studio or for use in any live application, as the smaller scale length increases playability and portability.

The body of the new short-scale StingRay bass is made from Ash and the neck is hard rock maple with maple or rosewood fingerboard. The bass features a unique Music Man pickup with neodymium magnets designed specifically for this model to give it its signature warm tone

The electronics package includes three-way rotary switch featuring parallel, true single coil and series modes. All three pickup selections’ audio signal can be augmented by a bass boost found by engaging the push volume pot. Like its big brother the Stingray Special, the short scale bass comes standard with a modern classic bridge, 22 stainless steel frets and new lightweight Music Man tuning machines. The instrument will be available in Ultra Blue Marine or Raspberry Pearl finishes.

Ernie Ball short-scale StingRay bass specs:

● Ash body

● 30" scale length

● New arm contour rounded for more playing comfort at different playing positions

● Ernie Ball Music Man top loaded chrome plated, steel bridge plate with nickel plated steel saddles

● Three-position rotary switch with parallel, single coil and series modes

● Neodymium magnets for higher output

● Push volume pot features boost when engaged

● 5-Bolt contoured neck joint on the body

● 22 stainless steel frets

The Ernie Ball short-scale StingRay bass will be available October 2019 with U.S. pricing of $1999.00.