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Great - Reviews Music Man StingRay 5

Made in the USA in 1991, 22 frets,
Musicman humbucker, bridge musicman without damper (the only thing missing!)
Volume Adjustment 3-band (treble, mid, bass), 3-position selector (series, bridge, parallel)
Maple handle speckled, rosewood fingerboard (rosewood).


Reasonably wide for a 5 string handle, fast, nail very sweet, pretty good access to acute.
weight is quite big but has never bothered me.

The sound is there, no problem, even with all the knobs in the center. Simple and effective eq!


The selector knobs and not give a lot of possibilities. You can play rock, funk, reggae, jazz, and everything what!
5 string version is more versatile than the 4 (same config as the excellent sterling).
Obviously nothing to do with modern jazz bass or bass. With ropes a little old was a great vintage sound like an old precision. With new ropes the sound becomes more modern and bright.
I tried the most recent, some not terrible (it's rare but it can happen), other really well. This one has a little something extra, certainly due to age and wood used. Productions of 89-92 years are also quite famous.


Excellent instrument, pricey nine but the quality is there. In secondhand is happiness!

I have this one for several years and never think to sell it.
Other basses allow me to complete the sonic palette when I really need a different type of sound because here we are clearly on the musicman.