Ernie Ball Unveils Mike Herrera StingRay Bass

Recently, Ernie Ball Music Man released the Mike Herrera StingRay bass. Although, Mike Herrera, the frontman and bassist for MXPX, has been using a personalized StingRay that has been customized to his individual needs for more than 20 years they just released this new variation.

Mike Herrera StingRay Bass
Ernie Ball Music Man

But now the public is also avaialble to get the Mike Herrera Signature StingRay bass. This StingRay has an ash body with a Seafoam Green and also in a limited Flat Black finish, a matching headstock, an engraved pickguard made of white pearloid, passive electronics (no battery needed), and a neckplate with a unique laser engraving of the Artist Series.

Mike Herrera StingRay Bass
Mike Herrera StingRay in Flat Black. Picture - Ernie Ball Music Man

The Herrera StingRay has a conventional 2-band EQ StingRay, but in reality, the pickup is linked directly to the jack using three false knobs. Alnico magnets, a six-bolt neck construction, 21 nickel frets, and a maple neck and fretboard are also present on the bass.

Furthermore, for 2022 Ernie Ball released a brand-new “Flat Black” package. This bass comes with a satin finish, a numbered neck plate, a Mike Herrera-signed certificate of authenticity, and a Mono case. There are just 10 Flat Black packages available worldwide.

Mike Herrera StingRay Specs:
  • Body – Wood Ash
  • Bridge – Music Man Chrome plated, hardened steel bridge plate with stainless steel saddles
  • Pickguard – Engraved White Pearloid, 3-ply with black center layer
  • Scale – Length 34″
  • Neck Radius – 11″
  • Frets – 21 high profile wide, nickel silver
  • Neck – Width 1-11/16″  at nut, 2-1/2″ at last fret
  • Neck Wood – Maple
  • Fingerboard – Maple
  • Fret Markers – Dot inlay
  • Neck Finish – Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
  • Neck Colors – Natural
  • Tuning Machines – Schaller BM, with tapered string posts
  • Neck Attachment – 6 bolts – perfect alignment with no shifting
  • Controls – 3 dummy knobs, pickup wired directly to jack
  • Pickups – Music Man humbucking with Alnico magnets