Music Man StingRay MM130 R BK
- Colour / Finish: Black
- Technology: Solid Body
- Neck construction: Bolt on neck
- Strings: 4-string
- Frets: 21
- Scale: Long scale
- Scale Length: 34" (86,36 cm)
- Body Material: Ash
- Neck: Maple
- Body Shape: Sting Ray
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Fretboard Inlays: Dot inlays
- Pickup type: MM style
- Electronics: 2 band Equaliser
- Hardware: Chrome
- Including: Hardcase
- Country of Origin: Made in USA
Music Man StingRay MM130 R BK · Electric Bass Guitar
Music Man StingRay
Ask someone to name 5 famous classic electric bass brands. The Music Man Sting Ray will most probably be mentioned in the top three, maybe behind the Fender Jazz Bass and the Fender Precision Bass at the latest. Interestingly, Leo Fender was involved with the genesis of the Sting Ray also.
In 1971 Leo Fender, Forrest White and Tom Walker formed a company they would call Tri-Sonix, Inc. White had worked with Leo in the very early days of Fender Electric Instrument Manufacturing Company as the plant manager and stayed on after the company was sold to the CBS Corporation, but had grown unhappy with their management. Tom Walker worked as a sales rep at Fender. Because of a 10-year non-competition agreement in the 1965 contract that sold the Fender companies to CBS, Leo Fender was a silent partner. Leo Fender did not like the name Tri-Sonix, so the name evolved under Leo Fender's suggestion to call the new company Music Man. In 1976 Music Man introduced the Sting Ray Bass, designed by Leo Fender and Forrest White. It was an instant hit. In 1984 Music Man was sold to Ernie Ball and since then, all Music Man instruments are built in San Luis Opisbo, California, USA.
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