Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay 4 - Cliff Williams - Vintage Relic - Serial #5/30

Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay 4 - Cliff Williams - Vintage Relic - Serial #5/30
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Serial: CW00005
Number: 5 of 30 worldwide - lowest serial number available to retail!  Cliff personally has #1, #2, #3, and #4.
Date of Manufacture: 11/04/2020

Product Description

The Cliff Williams “Icon” series Stingray is a faithful precision-built recreation of Cliff’s 1979 Sunburst Stingray bass. Initially dubbed “The #1 Workhorse” his bass has seen more than 40 years of service in stadiums, concert halls, and recording studios throughout the world. This particular instrument has laid the foundation for some of AC/DC’s most iconic songs including Back in Black, Hells Bells, For Those About To Rock, and hundreds more of rock’s most memorable hits. For Music Man, the arduous task was recreating the entire essence of this workhorse instrument and capturing the details 100% correct.

Staying true to the original, every nuance and characteristic was examined and addressed. Body wood, original spec neck and body radii, pickup construction, forearm wear and tear, nitrocellulose checking, belt rash, faded sunburst shading, and more was dutifully replicated by Music Man’s team of master craftsmen. In addition, the original 70’s Stingray specifications were fully implemented including a 3-bolt neck attachment with micro tilt adjustment, bullet truss rod, strings-thru-body bridge, and micro-powered 2 Band preamp. Taking everything into consideration, the resulting outcome is a finely crafted instrument that feels, plays, and sounds just like Cliff’s original #1 Stingray bass.

Limited to 30 pieces worldwide

Manufacturer images shown, woodgrain may vary slightly.

Serial: CW00005
Number: 5 of 30 worldwide - lowest serial number available to retail!  Cliff personally has #1, #2, #3, and #4.
Date of Manufacture: 11/04/2020

Product Features:
An authentic recreation of Cliff’s personal 1979 Stingray
3-Piece select Poplar body
Pre-EB faded nitro Sunburst finish
Original 70’s 3-bolt neck attachment
Original Micro-Tilt neck shim adjustment
Pre-EB bullet-style truss rod adjustment
Marked treble knob placement for exact “Cliff tone”
Walnut skunk stripe on the back of the neck
Micropowered pre-amp 2-band EQ
Pickup duplicated to match exact high output impedance readings
Strings-thru-body bridge
7.5” fretboard radius
Original gold pre-EB headstock decal


This bass is brand new and in factory-fresh condition, with no additional dings, dents, scratches, or play wear aside from what the factory built it with! This bass comes with the deluxe hardshell case, Certificate of Authenticity, and it will ship in the original factory packaging and yes - the legendary DuBaldo Music Center case candy is included.

Each bass will also include
- History of Cliff Williams Black Diploma Style Picture Booklet
- Custom G&G hardshell case,
- Numbered Certificate of authenticity signed by Cliff
- Commemorative enamel StingRay pin
- Vintage style Music Man polish cloth
- Signature Cliff Williams picks,
- Hex wrench for truss rod nut
- Replica of the original 1970s Hang Tag.


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No trades, please.
Free shipping in the 48 states by UPS.
Sorry, no international sales or shipping are available for this item.

Product Specs:
Description Cliff Williams Stingray Bass - Vintage Relic
Size: 13-1/2" wide x 1-5/8" thick x 44-7/8" long
(34.3 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 114.0 cm long)
Scale Length 34" (86.4 cm)
Neck Attachment: 3 Bolt, Pre EB Music Man Design with
Micro-Tilt Neck Shim Adjustment
Strings: 50w-70w-85w-105w (Group II Flatwound
#2804)
String Spacing: Nut (in) x Bridge (in) .435 x .750
Body Wood: 3-Piece Poplar
Raw Wood Body Thickness: 1.600
Body Color: Vintage Sunburst
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Wood: Select maple neck
Neck Color: Natural aged light yellow finish
Neck Binding: N/A
Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fingerboard Wood: Maple
Fingerboard Finish: Natural aged light yellow finish
Front Headstock Logo: Decal
Rear Headstock Logo: None
Headstock Color Natural: aged light yellow finish
Headstock Size: 8-3/4" (22.2 cm) long
Frets: 21 - Low profile, wide
Fret Size: Height x Width .039 x .100
Fret Material: Nickel Silver
Fret Markers: 5/16" Dot Inlay
Side Dot Color: Black
Nut Width: 1-11/16" (42.9mm)
Neck Width at Last Fret: 2-1/2" (63.5 mm)
Neck Radius: 7.5" (19.1 cm)
Neck Thickness at 1st Fret: 0.820 inches
Neck Thickness at 12th Fret: 0.970 inches
Tuning Machine Type: Schaller BM, with tapered string posts
Tuning Machine Buttons: Nickel Plated
Bridge Finish: Relic/Aged Chrome
Bridge Type: Pre-EB Geometry Music Man® chrome
plated, steel bridge plate with vintage
stainless steel saddles
Pickguard: N/A
Pickup Cover Color: Black
Pickup Cover Material: Plastic
Pickup Mounting Screw Finish: Relic/Aged Nickel Plating
Knob: Color Chrome
Knob: Style Barrel
Hardware: Finish Relic/Aged Nickel Plating
Controls: Custom 2-band active preamp; vol, treble,
bass
Pickups: Custom humbucking with 8 elongated
Alnico magnets: Pickup DC Resistance (ohms) 1.5k
Electronic Shielding: Chrome plated brass control cover & Copper Insulating Tape in Control Cavity

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