Ernie Ball Music Man Launches Limited-Edition Short-Scale StingRay Basses

The Ernie Ball Music Man Short Scale StingRay bass offers a big thumpy round sound in a convenient smaller package.

A 30" scale allows for easier playability due to the shorter spacing between the frets. The Ernie Ball Music Man passive humbucking pickup, equipped with higher output neodymium magnets, has been specially designed for the short-scale bass, providing its signature warm tone. The electronics package includes a 3-way rotary switch featuring parallel, true single-coil, and series modes. Like its big brother, the Stingray Special, the short-scale bass comes standard with a modern classic bridge, roasted maple neck, 22 stainless steel frets, and new lightweight Music Man tuning machines with a finer gear ratio. These limited edition short-scale basses will come in five new color options with the choice of Ebony, Rosewood, or Maple fretboards, depending on the finish selected.


Product Specifications:

  • Ash body
  • 30" scale length
  • Ernie Ball Music Man® top loaded chrome plated, steel bridge plate with nickel plated steel saddles
  • 3-position rotary switch with parallel, single coil, and series modes • Neodymium magnets for higher output
  • Push volume pot features boost when engaged
  • 5-Bolt contoured neck joint on the body
  • 22 stainless steel frets

New color options include:

  • Candy Man
  • Plum Crazy
  • Burnt Ends
  • Silver Shadow
  • Vincent Blue

Ernie Ball Music Man: 2022 Short Scale StingRay Bass Collection

Street price $2399. For more information, please visit

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