Music Man Ernie Ball / 30th Anniversary Stingray 5 / 2017 / Trans Buttercream / Bass

Used 2017 Ernie Ball Music Man 30th anniversary Stingray 5, Trans Buttercream with a roasted maple neck and fingerboard. Aside from a very small ding on the back/top edge of the headstock and some tiny, very light and faint scuffs on the front/top edge this bass is in mint condition having had one owner who kept it mostly in its case. Original hard case and case candy included. Supplied with a hand-signed certificate of authenticity from Scott Ball. 

String spacing at the bridge: 70mm B-G / 17.5mm string to string. The nut is 44.5mm wide and has a string spacing of 39mm B-G / 9.75mm string to string. It's been set up in our workshop and comes with a 3-month warranty. *For an in-depth view of the specifications have a read of the list below.

Since its introduction in 1987, the StingRay5 has been embraced as one of the world’s most innovative bass designs. To celebrate, Ernie Ball Music Man introduced the 30th Anniversary StingRay5. This anniversary edition sports a transparent buttercream finish with a red tortoiseshell pickguard and is highlighted by a roasted figured maple neck. The maple fingerboard is accented with white binding, white position markers and stainless steel frets. The preamp and pickup are exclusive to this anniversary model, providing both ample punch and added articulation.


Model - 30th Anniversary StingRay5

Size - 13-3/8" wide, 1-3/4" thick, 45-3/4" long (34.0 cm wide, 4.5 cm thick, 116.2 cm long)

Weight - 9lbs 10.5oz

Body Wood - Ash

Body Finish - High gloss polyester

Body Colors - Trans Buttercream

Bridge - Standard - Music Man® chrome plated, hardened steel bridge plate with "Classic" nickel-plated steel saddles

Pickguard - Red Tortoise Shell

Scale Length - 34" (86.4 cm)

Neck Radius - 11" (27.9 cm)

Frets - 22 - High profile, wide, Stainless Steel

Neck Width - 1-3/4" (44.5 mm) at nut 2-3/4"" (69.9 mm) at last fret

Neck Wood - Select roasted maple

Fingerboard - Select roasted maple

Fret Markers - 5/16" White dots

Neck Finish - Ultra-light satin polyurethane finish

Neck Colors - Natural

Neck Binding - 1 Ply White

Tuning Machines - Schaller BM, with tapered string posts

Neck Attachment - 6 bolts - perfect alignment with no shifting

Electronic Shielding - Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminium lined pickguard

Controls - Single Pickup, 3-band active preamp; vol, treble, mid, bass

Switching - 3-way lever pickup selector

Pickups - Special Anniversary humbucking pickup with a ceramic magnet and a soapbar pickup cover

Strings - 46w-65w-80w-100w-130w (Regular Slinky Bass #2836)

Instrument sold

Andy Baxter Bass & Guitars Ltd, UK  

Contact name:
Andy Baxter
Fender, Gibson, Rickenbacker, Music Man, G&L , Gretsch , Yamaha ,
Vintage Guitars
Opening hours:
11am - 6pm / 6 days Monday - Saturday

Andy Baxter Bass & Guitars has established a name as the best place to shop for vintage basses in the UK. We're also getting a name for ourselves stocking fine vintage 6 string electric & acoustic guitars. All instruments are thoroughly checked over and set up before sale. We offer free setups for the first year after purchase. 

As a reputable and knowledgeable dealer, we offer the complete variety of brands, including Fender, Gibson, Rickenbacker, Music Man, Hofner, and Vox. Vintage bass guitars with a high degree of character and investment value are our specialty. We work with musicians, collectors and dealers around the globe, and offer quick delivery worldwide.

Have a look at the website often, as our inventory changes regularly. Chances are, you’ll find what you need. If you don’t, contact us and using our guitar-finding service we will track down your heart’s desire.


What next...

If you are happy to buy over the internet, I will send you as much information about the bass guitar you're interested in as I can, and if you require more high resolution photos dont hesitate to ask.

You can always make an appointment with me and come and try some of the Bass guitars out first. I will consider part exchange, if it makes your desired bass a little easier to afford.

Payment Options

UK & International Customers

  • Credit/Debit Card  
  • Cash
  • Certified check / bank check
  • Bank transfer
  • PayPal
  • Payment by instalments

Installments / Layaway policy / Deposits 

Payments are to be made on the dates agreed. If the customer fails to do so or pulls out of an agreed deal after 1 month has elapsed from the date of the first payment, 10% of the agreed sale price is non refundable. A further 10% will be added each consecutive month thereafter. Within the first month a 5% fee is applied. Andy Baxter Bass has the right to withdraw from any agreement and re list the item if payments are not made on the agreed dates.  A 10% non refundable deposit will hold any guitar for 30 days. With installment / layaway / deposit agreements all sales are final, no returns, no refunds and no exceptions. 

VAT/Duty/Customs Charges

Payable by consignee upon receipt of goods. We are not responsible for VAT, duty or customs charges.


Shipping costs are in addition to the cost of your guitars or merchandise. ( unless otherwise stated) If you prefer, you can arrange shipping via your own preferred carrier. Shipping charges paid by Andy Baxter Bass & Guitars Ltd are non-refundable.


Merchandise is sold as is. Please ask all questions, view all pictures etc, before purchasing. We do not negotiate price after the sale. No exceptions. Just the same, if you find out that the guitar or gear doesn’t work for you, you can return it within 48 hours. Please call or email for return authorization before shipping any merchandise back. Returned merchandise must be shipped fully insured at the customer’s cost and in it’s original condition. Upon receipt of the merchandise, a refund (less shipping and any other applicable fees) will be issued within 48 hours, subject to a 5% restocking fee.  The restocking fees will be waived if the instrument is damaged. ALL dealers will be charged restocking fee on returns for any reason due the the common practice of reselling. Special orders are not returnable. Amplification sent overseas is not returnable under any circumstaces unless damaged upon arrival.

International Returns 

Email or call for return authorization and instructions on where and how to ship the merchandise. 


  Send message to: Andy Baxter Bass & Guitars Ltd, UK
Other Products from Dealer 
Page 1 of 3
Search Andy Baxter Bass & Guitars Ltd  inventory:
View as: