Ernie Ball Offers New Music Man Vault Collection Basses - Bass Magazine - The Future of Bass

Here's your chance to get your hands on top tier, limited edition models, not available anywhere else. Discover first article prototypes, rare one-off editions, custom-built test finishes, and exclusive offerings. Available direct from our factory and delivered straight to your door.

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Sterling Bass - Black With Figured Roasted Maple Neck, Herring Bone Inlay

Renowned for its slightly smaller body and neck profile, the Sterling 4 string bass boasts a big sound. Offering a nine-volt active 3 band EQ preamp, a 3-position pickup selector switch, and a ceramic humbucker with hum-canceling phantom coils, the Sterling is equipped to cut through any mix. This Sterling features an ash body and a roasted, figured maple neck with ebony fretboard, white binding and a herringbone inlay on the back. The Sterling delivers comfort, functionality, and the precision craftsmanship and attention to detail you’ve come to expect from Ernie Ball Music Man.

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Stingray 4 SLO Special - Smoked chrome, Maple Fretboard

First introduced in 1976, the StingRay has been revered as one of the most iconic bass guitars in history. This StingRay Special features an exclusive smoked chrome finish, a SLO Special neck (with narrower 1.5” nut width), an updated eighteen volt 3-band preamp, a neodymium pickup, elegant and comfortable contours, and a sculpted neck joint for uninhibited access to all 22 stainless steel frets. Through the decades the StingRay has maintained the same solid roadworthy construction, including a distinct oval pickguard, 3+1 tuning key configuration, and the ever-popular Music Man tone -- all of which are combined to produce a look, feel, and sound that is remarkably unmistakable. This particular model is limited to 5 units worldwide.

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Stingray 4 - Plumpkin - Rosewood Fretboard

This StingRay Special features an exclusive Plumpkin finish that shifts from a purple to a subtle orange, an updated eighteen volt 3-band preamp, a neodymium pickup, elegant and comfortable contours, and a sculpted neck joint for uninhibited access to all 22 stainless steel frets. Through the decades the StingRay has maintained the same solid roadworthy construction, including a distinct oval pickguard, 3+1 tuning key configuration, and the ever-popular Music Man tone -- all of which are combined to produce a look, feel, and sound that is remarkably unmistakable. This particular model is limited to 5 units worldwide.

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Ernie Ball Music Man John Myung Bongo 6 HH

The John Myung artist series Bongo is a sleek, ultra-modern 6 string bass crafted and perfected to John's exacting specifications. With over a decade long refinement process, John and the Ernie Ball Music Man engineering team have addressed a multitude of design features to further enhance comfortability, playability, and overall performance. Some key features include a simplified control layout with preprogrammed equalization, a perfectly balanced compact basswood body mated to a maple neck with 5 string nut width for tighter string spacing, and a golden ratio fretboard utilizing a combination of rosewood and roasted maple for an elegant aesthetic. This instrument is truly an artist inspired design that facilitates John's needs as a performance artist and master technician.

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