NAMM 2021 - Believe in Music Week
Another exciting part of this year’s NAMM Show was the all-new Ernie Ball Music Man colorways. Ernie Ball came out with 8 brand-new colorways for their StingRay 4 string and Stingray 5 string Special basses.
The first 4 string StingRay bass was introduced in 1976 and was immediately considered a game-changer in the bass guitar community. The Music Man StingRay bass was the first bass that featured onboard active electronics which basically was a built-in preamp on board the bass. That was an all-new concept back in 1976, which became a revolutionary idea soon after.
The StingRay basses are now known as StingRay Special Basses and they feature lightweight aluminum hardware, comfortable contours, and a sculpted neck joints for easy access all through the neck.
For 2021, StingRay Special 4 string is introducing 8 new finishes. The new colorways including Amethyst Sparkle, Black, Snowy Night, Raspberry Burst, Smoked Chrome, Speed Blue, Burnt Ends, and Forest Green.
StingRay Special 4 String
The 5 string StingRay was first introduced in 1987, and soon became a popular choice for studio and live performances. It has the same classic features the 4 string version has.
New 2021 finishes for the StingRay Special 5 will include Frost Green, Black, Snowy Night, Raspberry Burst, Smoked Chrome, Speed Blue, Burnt Ends, and Amethyst Sparkle.