The bass is built on the Stingray platform, and comes in four variations – two passive electronics and two with active electronics, each with a long- and short-scale version.
The passive bass comes with a three-position parallel / single-coil / series pickup rotary switch and push volume control with passive gain boost.
The active bass comes with an active three-band preamp with 18 volts of extra clean headroom that lets you dial from modern to vintage tones. All versions feature an interesting feature just above the single humbucker: an adjustable finger ramp to rest your hand when playing.
All bass models are also made with an Ash body, and a maple bolt-on neck. Fretboard material, as well as finish, depends on your choice of electrics and scale length. The full-scale active bass is finished in black with a maple fretboard, while the full-scale passive bass is finished in natural with an ebony fretboard. The short-scale active bass is finished in natural with a maple fretboard, while the short-scale passive bass is finished in vintage sunburst with an ebony fretboard.
All models come with a string-through bridge, with adjustable mute pads below each string which Commerford describes as great for playing with distortion – killing unwanted noise that can occur if the strings are let run completely free.
You can see Commerford introduce the basses with Ernie Ball’s introductory video below.
The basses are limited to 50 units each. Find out more at music-man.com.