New 2021 Ernie Ball Music Man – Ball Family Reserve Bass

The Winter 2021 edition of the Ernie Ball Music Man Ball Family Reserve instruments, which includes this amazing-looking fretless bass, has been unveiled.

Over its ash body, the BFR Stingray 5 Special Fretless is finished in Fuego, a special Cherry burst finish. The flame figured roasted maple neck is paired with a fretless fingerboard and matching headstock.

Music Man Ball Family
Ernie Ball Music Man

“This instrument provides all of the iconic Ernie Ball Music Man punch and growl we all know and love. This is due to a single humbucking pickup with neodymium magnets and a freshly improved 3-band EQ,” the company claims.

Gold hardware from EBMM completes the aesthetic. This Ernie Ball Music Man Ball Family Reserve model is limited to only 105 pieces globally. It costs $2,999 and can be ordered now.

Specifications
  • Body – Ash
  • Color – Fuego
  • Scale – 34″
  • Finish – High gloss polyester
  • Neck – Roasted Figured Maple
  • Neck Finish – High gloss polyester
  • Fingerboard – Roasted Figured Maple
  • Nut – 1-3/4″ 
  • Neck Radius – 11″
  • Tuning Machine – Custom Music Man, lightweight with tapered string posts and ergonomic clover design
  • Bridge – Vintage Music Man top loaded chrome plated, steel bridge plate with vintage nickel-plated steel saddles
  • Hardware – Gold
  • Controls – 3-band active preamp with 18 volts of headroom; vol, treble, mid, bass
  • Pickups – Single Humbucking with Neodymium magnets
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