Music Man Stingray 4 Classic Series Vintage Burst Bass Guitar
For sale is Music Man Stingray 4 Classic Series in a classical Vintage Burst color with wonderful maple neck. Bass-guitar condition: This instrument is in ideal, almost new condition. There are neither chips, not scratches. Everything glows and sparkles. Technically, the guitar functions great. You take it and play it. Sound: These instruments were made specially in order to give the sound of the first Stingrays of 70s. Because of this, the changes were made not only in terms of appearance, but also concerning technical and functional features: neck (another profile and it is all lacquered), bridge (allows the strings to go through the body and there are mutes), pickup (alnico magnets), preamp (2-band vintage preamp of old model without mid position). The atmosphere of the old sound was reproduced wonderfully. On the one hand, the bass sounds with a shade of vintage sound; on the other hand, it is still a modern active Music Man. There are impudence, force and brightness. At the same time, you can get a very soft and fluffy sound by using preamp, bridge mutes and by changing playing style. The bass sound in a right way: perfect sustain, forceful attack, and piercing and bright highs. The bass sounds distinctly in the mix and will never get lost there. At the same time, it can easily spread under other instruments and make the mix very rich and thick. Tuning and convenience: This Stingray line has a very interesting and comfortable neck. It is lacquered unlike the standard versions, where neck is just waxed. The feeling is great when you hold it, very comfortable, fast-speed and at the same time resonant. The balance of the instrument is classical; nothing disturbs you and it holds on the strap very well and comfortable; the ergonomics is also usual. What to add – it has classical time-proved shape and wonderful neck. The bass gets tuned as you wish. If you need to set the strings lower in order to gain punch and attack – please, the bass will allow you to do it easily. If you need more coarse feeling of the strings in hand – you just need to bow the truss rod and set the strings higher at saddles. Packaging: The bass-guitar comes with the original Music Man case and the new strings are already set. General outcome and subjective opinion: This line is similar to Vintage Fender one. That is, the task of this instrument is to get authentic old sound; it was the idea of Leo Fender and that was the reason why he made it at the end of 70s. I can tell you for sure that he fulfilled his task perfectly. At the same time, you shouldn’t be afraid of neck tuning problems or problems with electronics that can appear in future. This bass guitar is beautiful, trusted and has a characteristic and recognizable Music Man Stingray tone.