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.
“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.
- 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