Ernie Ball Music Man BFR Short Scale StingRay – Bombshell #25/105

Serial Number: F87851
Weight: 6 lbs 12 oz

The Ball family is the last of a dying breed, a family business making premium guitars and basses on the California central coast since 1984. Sterling Ball, alongside his sons Brian and Scott, combine the laser precision of robotics and old-world hand craftsmanship to develop innovative instrument designs that push the boundaries of performance and playability.

This spectacular BFR Stingray “Bombshell” short-scale bass features a lightweight ash body with a hi-gloss black finish. The gloss finished white maple neck/fingerboard is accented nicely with dazzling tortoiseshell block inlays and rarely seen matching shell neck binding. The electronics package is equipped with powerful neodymium humbucking pickup; highlighted with a 3-way rotary switch featuring parallel, true single-coil, and series tones. Other key features include a matching painted black headstock, matching tortoiseshell pickguard, chrome hardware, and ergonomic, lightweight cloverleaf tuners. Limited to 105 pieces worldwide.

Other specifications include:

  • Size: 12-3/8″ wide, 1-5/8″ thick, 40-7/8″ long (31.4 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 103.8 cm long)
  • Scale Length: 30″ (76.2 cm)
  • Neck Attachment: 5 bolt, sculpted neck joint
  • Strings: 45w-65w-85w-105w (Short Scale Regular Slinky Bass #2852)
  • Body Wood: Ash
  • Body Color: Black
  • Body Finish: High gloss polyester
  • Neck Wood: Select Figured White Maple
  • Neck Color: Natural
  • Neck Binding: Shell
  • Neck Finish: High Gloss Polyester
  • Fingerboard Wood: Figured Maple
  • Neck Buffed: Yes
  • Headstock Buffed: Yes
  • Headstock Color: Black
  • Frets: 22 – High profile, wide
  • Fret Material: Stainless Steel
  • Fret Markers: Tortoise Shell Blocks
  • Nut Width: 1-1/2″ (38.1 mm)
  • Neck Width at last Fret: 2-3/8″ (60.3 cm)
  • Neck Radius: 11″ (27.9 cm)
  • Tuning Machine type: Custom Music Man, lightweight with tapered string posts and ergonomic clover design
  • Tuning Machine Buttons: Chrome
  • Bridge type: Vintage Music Man top loaded chrome plated, steel bridge plate with vintage nickel-plated steel saddles
  • Pickguard: Shell
  • Pickup Color: Black
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome
  • Controls: Passive 500kohm push/push volume POT for gain boost, 100kohm tone POT – 0.1uf tone cap
  • Switching: 3-way rotary pickup selector
  • Pickups: Single Music Man humbucking pickup- neodymium magnets
  • Build Code 200-01-MS-03-CS-C1
  • Hard Case
  • 6 lbs 12 oz
  • F87851

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