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Music Man BFR StingRay Special 5, Slugger


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  1. Here is the 2021 limited edition Stingray 5 with lightweight body, roasted flame maple neck with black blocks and all black hardware and pickups.

  2. Weight: 3.5kg/7lb 12oz

  3. Actual bass shown, please click on images to enlarge.

The iconic StingRay punch

There aren't many basses out there with a sound as recognisable and powerful as the Music Man StingRay. Since its introduction over 40 years ago in 1976, the StingRay bass has found its way into the hands of some of the most legendary bassists of all time. From Flea's funky slap bass tones with Red Hot Chili Peppers to Bernard Edwards of Chic's driving disco sound, this is an instrument with real musical heritage.

That heritage owes a lot to the unique punch the StingRay's active 3-band EQ provides. The first bass to ever feature on-board active EQ, the StingRay is the master of giving you complete control over your tone, while adding an extra kick of sensational power to your sound. This model has an 18V active preamp, giving you tone-tweaking options for bass, treble, and mid, and boosting your sound to deliver an overall voice that's capable of cutting through any mix.

The Music Man StingRay is one of the most iconic and recognisable basses in history. Originally designed by Leo Fender, the Stingray has since appeared on stages and in studios all around the world. The Stingray 5 was first introduced in 1987, with that extra B string giving you all of the low-end thunder you'd ever need!

Active EQ

The StingRay has a powerful 18v active 3-band EQ, capable of delivering articulate and punchy tones. The 18v preamp also provides you with loads of clean headroom, allowing you to crank the volume without 'crushing' or distorting your bass' sound.

Much of this, though, is down to the unique-sounding Neodymium pickup. Neodymium is a strong magnet that ensures a clear and responsive output, and despite this bass possessing just a single humbucker - it's still plenty versatile thanks to the onboard 3-band EQ. 

Modern Technology Meets Classic Craftsmanship

The Music Man Stingray 5's bolt-on construction yields a snappy and immediate sound. This classic design, combined with the modern active EQ, is what gives the StingRay its distinctive voice. Music Man has also reduced the weight of the hardware, making the instrument lighter than it has ever been!

Roasted Maple Neck

One of the best features of this bass is the Roasted Maple neck, which not only looks great but is also a joy to play. The roasting process removes moisture from the wood, which makes the material stronger and more stable. This means that the Stingray 5's neck will hardly ever require adjustments, with a super-sturdy feel that'll survive differing climates.

Peak protection

A bass that sounds this good, plays this good, and looks this good deserves to be protected. Music Man have included an ultra-durable hard shell case at no extra cost, which means keeping your bass safe when you're on the road is made easy. The tough exterior of the case will keep your StingRay in pristine condition, and you'll be safe in the knowledge that your instrument is secure while you're on your travels.



  1. Model Name: Music Man Stingray BFR 5 Kinetic Blue

  2. Body Material: Ash

  3. Body Finish: High-Gloss Polyester

  4. Colour: Gloss Kinetic Blue (colour shift)

Neck and Fingerboard

  1. Neck Material: Selected Maple

  2. Neck Finish: High-Gloss

  3. Fingerboard Material: Ebony

  4. Scale Length: 34''

  5. Neck Radius: 11''

  6. Nut width: 1.75”

Hardware and Electronics

  1. Bridge: Music Man Chrome-Plated Hardened Steel Bridge

  2. Tuning Machines: Custom Music Man

  3. Pickup: Neodymium Music Man Humbucker

  4. Controls: 3-Band 18V Active Preamp w/Volume, Treble, Mid, and Bass, 3-way blade pickup switch


  1. Strings: Ernie Ball Super Slinky Bass

  2. Case: Hard Shell (Included)

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