Below are the current models of Music Man 5 string bass guitars we have reviews on. Please click on any link to see an expanded review of the model Music Man 5 string bass you wish read more about.
Music Man Sterling HH 5 String Bass
The Music Man Sterling 5 HH Bass Guitar features the ability to be customized that one expects from a Music Man guitar while upping the amount of technology involved that truly make this a bass to be reckoned with.
The bass is made from ash wood and, weighing it at slightly more than 9.5 pounds, this choice of wood makes this bass light enough to be easily carried for long periods of playing. The bridge is made in the standard Music Man style of chrome- plated, hardened steel combined with stainless steel straddles. The neck and fingerboard are both made from the finest maple. And, because it is a Music Man bass, the sky is the limit on color choices with over 27 options available for body color and an additional 13 options available for the pick guard (though it comes standard as black).
The sound on this instrument is incredibly customizable. The truss rod can be adjusted with no string or component removal. Further, the entire body cavity of the instrument is coated in a graphite acrylic resin that shields the instrument from electronic interference. Coupled with are the dual pickup, with 5-way lever pickup selector, dual humbucking pickups with ceramic pole pieces, and a 3-band active preamp mixed with the standard set of treble, mid-range, and bass controls, and this instrument becomes a piece of technology built for solid play and customizable sound.
The light frame of the Music Man Sterling 5 HH 5 string bass hides an important detail: this bass contains all of the audio power it needs to make itself heard. Featuring a great design and a clear sound, this bass is every musician’s friend.
Music Man StingRay 5 String Bass
The Music Man StingRay 5 5 String Bass Guitar features a massive amount of features that can be customized. With options about the style of neck, fingerboard style, and twenty-seven different color combination from Cherry Burst to Blue Pearl, this guitar offers a customizable look that marries well with a fantastic sound.
This bass features an ash body that weighs in at a relatively light 10 pounds that also features a maple, rosewood, or pau ferro fingerboard. With a scale length of 34 inches and a neck radius of 11 inches, this bass features a standard bridge that is chrome-plated and features stainless steel saddles. The instrument comes with a standard pick guard that can be customized in one of thirteen different color combinations.
The sound of this bass is extremely nice. Featuring an active 3-band preamp, a Musicman humbucking pickup (that further enhances by canceling any unwanted humming), and a unique 3-way switching control that allows for a unique way of combining this instrument with a variety of sound systems. Added to this are Schaller BM tuners that allow for a fantastic tone and resonance in this instrument. Lastly, the individual volume, treble, mid-range, and bass controls allow the individual bassist to customize this instrument to the sound that he or she is attempting to create.
The main selling point of the Music Man StingRay 5 5-String Bass Guitar is that it is customizable. You choose its fret capacity, what kind of wood is found in the fingerboard, and which of the massive number of color combos you most prefer. Mixing this with a sound that can be adjusted easily morphs this bass into the right bass for you.