The Ball family is the last of a dying breed, a family business making premium guitars and basses on the California central coast since 1984. Sterling Ball, alongside his sons Brian and Scott, combine the laser precision of robotics and old-world hand craftsmanship to develop innovative instrument designs that push the boundaries of performance and playability.
Limited to just 105 pieces worldwide, this StingRay features an exclusive Fuego finish with all gold hardware.Not just the bridge and tuners but also the knobs, strap buttons and even the polepieces in the pickup.
The figured roasted maple neck and fretboard are a pure feast for your eyes and the roasting process removes a great deal of moisture so you get a more stable neck. The fingerboard is finished in high gloss polyester, meaning you can use just about any type of strings on this bass without having to worry too much about the fingerboard wearing out.
A powerful Humbucker with Neodinium magnets has been used. This means high output and low noise. The 3 band preamp is as good as always and of course you also get the handy 3 way coil selector for Series-Parallel-Single Coil operation. Lots of great sounds on tap here.
The bass is shipped with Ernie Ball Flat strings so you get a warm and mellow tone that is just beautiful. If you prefer to boost the "mwah" factor and singing quality, all you have to do is use standard roundwound strings. The polyester lacquer on the fingerboard will prevent from early wear.
The low B performs just perfect and the whole bass is a joy to play. Add to that the fact that this is the lightest Stingray 5 we've even tried. It weighs in at just 3.55kg, incredible.
Comes with case and tools