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Music Man StingRay 40th Anniversary "Old Smoothie" BFR Translucent Cream

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With the Music Man StingRay 40th Anniversary "Old Smoothie" BFR Translucent Cream, the company from San Luis Obispo, Califo...  All product info

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  • Neck: Maple
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Description

Four-string electric bass with humbucker pickup, active 2-band tone control and bridge with mute pads, including case and certificate

With the Music Man StingRay 40th Anniversary "Old Smoothie" BFR Translucent Cream, the company from San Luis Obispo, California, presents a very special interpretation of the popular anniversary model. Based on a detailed reproduction of the StingRay prototype number 26, the Ball Family Reserve (BFR) four-string has an alder body in an elegant translucent cream finish and a screwed roasted birdseye maple neck with rosewood fretboard trim. Of course, the striking 10 pole piece humbucker with active 2-band tone control is also on board to reproduce the typical sound.

MUSIC MAN StingRay 40th Anniversary "Old Smoothie" BFR Translucent Cream

Authentic construction with noble woods

The construction of the StingRay 40th Anniversary "Old Smoothie" BFR Translucent Cream follows the specifications of the original "Old Smoothie" from the 1970s, but relies on a refined choice of wood. Accordingly, the elegant Translucent Cream Finish conceals an alder body with the exact contours of the legendary prototype. An absolute highlight is the sixfold screwed neck made of Roasted Birdseye Maple, whose intensive grain is emphasized by the thermal treatment. At the same time, the neck is insensitive to climatic fluctuations. Thanks to the authentic profile, the Music Man Old BFR Old Smoothie also lies perfectly in the hand, so that every note can be heard comfortably on the precious rosewood fingerboard.

MUSIC MAN StingRay 40th Anniversary "Old Smoothie" BFR Translucent Cream Pickup

The "Old Smoothie" humbucker has ten rod magnets between which strings run, while the bridge is equipped with mute pads.

Unique prototype pickup

The pickup on the Music Man StingRay 40th Anniversary "Old Smoothie" BFR is of course the detailed reproduction of the "Old Smoothie" pickup, which immediately catches the eye due to its unusual design and significantly shapes the sound of the bass. The 10 Pole Piece Humbucker has ten Alnico rod magnets arranged in pairs, between which the strings are guided along. In this way, the electric bass on the amplifier delivers the typical Vintage StingRay sound, whose smooth tonal articulation and rich bass foundation bring every note to life. In addition, there is an active 2-band tone control for adjusting the bass sound, whose voicing is perfectly tuned to "Old Smoothie".

MUSIC MAN StingRay 40th Anniversary "Old Smoothie" BFR Translucent Cream Kopfplatte

Schaller BM mechanics in typical 3+1 arrangement promise a precise and stable tuning.

Hardware in Vintage Style

In addition, the Music Man StingRay 40th Anniversary "Old Smoothie" BFR is equipped with hardware that is based on the prototype. The classic stainless steel Music Man bridge sits on the body, but the strings are guided through the body to exert more pressure on the string riders. In addition, the bridge has four mute pads that dampen string vibrations when needed. On the headstock, the shape of which has been exactly modelled on the original, indestructible Schaller BM tuners ensure a precise and reliable tuning. An authentic reminiscence of the original "Old Smoothie" bass is the Humbucker's two-piece cap, which is held together by a strip of black adhesive tape.

The Music Man StingRay 40th Anniversary "Old Smoothie" BFR Translucent Cream at a glance:

  • 4-string electric bass from the Ball Family Reserve (BFR)
  • limited edition
  • alder body
  • Sixfold screwed neck made of Roasted Birdseye Maple
  • rosewood fingerboard with binding and 7.25 inch radius
  • Custom Made 10 Pole Piece Humbucker with Alnico Magnets
  • Active 2-band tone control
  • Music Man Bridge with mute pads, hardened steel base plate and stainless steel string riders
  • Schaller BM mechanics
  • Case and Ball Family Reserve Certificate included

Sterling Ball over the Music Man StingRay 40th Anniversary

Features:

  • Manufacturer: Music Man
  • Series: Ball Family Reserve (BFR)
  • Design: StingRay
  • Body: Alder
  • Neck: Roasted Maple
  • Neck Profile: 'C'
  • Neck Lacquer: High-Gloss
  • Neck Construction: 6-point, bolt-on
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Fretboard Radius in Inches: 7.5
  • Fretboard Type: Fretted
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fret Format: Low Profile, Narrow Width
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width in mm: 41.3
  • Width at Last Fret: 63.5
  • Scale: Longscale
  • Scale (inch): 34
  • Manufacturer pickups: Music Man
  • Pickup neck: No
  • Pickup middle: No
  • Pickup bridge: Custom "Old Smoothie" 10 Pole
  • Active pickups: No
  • Piezo Pickup: No
  • Electronic: active, 2-band equalizer
  • Control: Vol, Bass, Treble
  • Tuners: Schaller BM
  • Bridge: Music Man StringThru, Mute Kit
  • Number of Strings: 4
  • String spacing (mm): 19
  • Strap Button: Standard
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Colour: Translucent Cream
  • Finish: High-Gloss
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • String Gauge: .045 - .100
  • Factory Tuning: Standard E
  • Case included: Yes
  • Gigbag included: No
  • Certificate: Yes
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