Ernie Ball Music Man 40th Anniversary Stingray "Old Smoothie"

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Author: Dave Lerbakken

Ernie Ball Music Man 40th Anniversary Stingray "Old Smoothie"

Introduced in 1976 "Old Smoothie" was given the moniker for having that sought after smooth and even tone only produced by a Music Man StingRay.  Ernie Ball offers a faithful reproduction of the legendary prototype #26 Stingray, including its one of a kind 10 pole piece pickup, unique body, headstock, and pickguard shapes, and beautiful chocolate-burst finish.

A quick look at the Ernie Ball Music Man 40th Anniversary Stingray "Old Smoothie"

  • Vintage "Mute Bridge" with original stainless steel "Old Smoothie" saddles
  • "Old Smoothie" Alnico humbucking pickup
  • Easily accessible rear mounted truss rod

Vintage "Mute Bridge" with original stainless steel

Add some muted bump to your groove with this classic "Mute Bridge".  Chrome plated, hardened steel give the bridge all the mass, resonance, and sustain of the original "Old Smoothie"

"Old Smoothie" Alnico humbucking pickup

Here's where "Old Smoothie" mellows out.  The 10 pole piece pickup offers a deep yet beautifully sweet tone.  Make no mistake.  "Old Smoothie" packs a punch when needed, and crisp highs can be easily dialed in as well as rich fat low end.

Easily accessible rear mounted truss rod

Adding a walnut skunk stripe to the beautiful 34-inch scale maple neck is the easily accessible rear mounted truss rod.  With it's tinker toy like adjustment wheel, the bass action and neck curvature can be easily adjusted on the fly right at the base of the neck.  

Own a piece of bass history with this amazing re-issue of "Old Smoothie"

Full Features

  • Classic 10 pole piece Alnico Humbucking Pickup
  • Select Maple neck and fingerboard
  • Beautiful Chocolate Burst finish

Full Specs

  • Model StingRay 40th (Old Smoothie)
  • Size 13-1/2" wide x 1-5/8" thick x 44-7/8" long (34.3 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 114.0 cm long)
  • Weight 9 lbs, 8 oz. (4.31 kg) - varies slightly
  • Body Wood Alder
  • Body Finish High gloss polyester
  • Body Colors Chocolate Burst
  • Bridge Music Man® chrome plated, hardened steel bridge plate with vintage stainless steel saddles and adjustable mute pads
  • Pickguard White
  • Scale Length 34" (86.4 cm)
  • Neck Radius 7.5" (19.1 cm)
  • Headstock Size Only 8-3/4" (22.2 cm) long
  • Frets 21 - Low profile, narrow width
  • Neck Width 1-5/8" (41.3 mm) at nut 2-1/2" (63.5 mm) at last fret
  • Neck Wood Select maple neck
  • Fingerboard Select maple
  • Fret Markers 5/16" Black dots (no 21st marker)
  • Neck Finish High gloss polyester
  • Neck Colors Natural aged light yellow finish
  • Tuning Machines Schaller BM, with tapered string posts
  • Truss Rod Rear mounted adjustable - no component or string removal
  • Neck Attachment 6 bolts - perfect alignment with no shifting
  • Electronic Shielding Chrome plated brass control cover
  • Controls Custom "Old Smoothie" 2-band active preamp; vol, treble, bass
  • Pickups Custom "Old Smoothie" humbucking with 10 elongated Alnico magnets and split cover
  • Left Handed No
  • Strings TBD: 45w-65w-80w-100w (Super Slinky Bass #2834)

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