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Ernie Ball Music Man Cliff Williams Stingray Bass, Vintage Relic

Ernie Ball Music Man Cliff Williams Stingray Bass, Vintage Relic

Condition: New

SKU: MUSICM-292-71-10-00-CS-CR

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Manufacturer's 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.


  • 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 


  • Build Code: 292-71-10-00-CS-CR
  • 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 withMicro-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: 1.6
  • Body Color: Vintage Sunburst
  • Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Wood: Select maple neck
  • Nominal Neck Thickness (in): 1
  • 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 elongatedAlnico magnets
  • Pickup DC Resistance (ohms): 1.5k
  • Electronic Shielding: Chrome plated brass control cover & Copper Insulating Tape in Control Cavity

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