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Ernie Ball Music Man BFR "Old Smoothie" StingRay Electric Bass  

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This product has been discontinued but may be available as a Open Box item.

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The BFR Old Smoothie StingRay Electric Bass faithfully recreates Bass prototype #26, designed specifically for Sterling Ball.

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 and rosewood fingerboard, low profile narrow frets, hardware, and active electronics.

  • Alder body
  • Bolt-on Maple neck, Rosewood fingerboard, 6-bolt neck attachment
  • Custom "Old Smoothie" humbucking pickup with 10 elongated Alnico magnets and split cover, 2 band EQ
  • Schaller BM tuners, chrome plated steel bridge with vintage stainless steel saddles and adjustable mute pads

The look, feel, and sound of the original and instantly recognizable Music Man basses - at last, available once again. Order today.


BFR "Old Smoothie" StingRay Electric Bass Specifications:

  • Shape: Not specified
  • Wood: Maple
  • Neck joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 34 in.
  • Truss rod: Rear mounted adjustable - no component or string removal
  • Finish: Gloss polyester
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Pickup configuration: H
  • Neck:
  • Middle:
  • Bridge: Humbucker with Alnico magnets
  • Brand: Music Man
  • Series or parallel:
  • Active preamp:
  • Special electronics: 2-band EQ
  • Material: Rosewood 
  • Radius: 7.25 in.
  • Fret size: Low-profile narrow
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut material: Info not available
  • Nut width: 1.625 in. (41.3mm)
  • Cutaway: Double cutaway
  • Construction: Solidbody
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Top wood:
  • Body finish: Gloss polyurethane
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: No
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Tone switching: Yes
  • Special switching: Yes
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: 4-Saddle adjustable
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Schaller BM
  • Color: Chrome
  • Number of strings: 4
  • Pickguard: Yes
  • Special features: Not applicable
  • Case:
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: USA
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