When a bass guitar is championed by the likes of Flea, Tony Levin and Pino Palladino you know it must be something special, and that is a fi tting description of Music Mans mighty StingRay bass. Over the course of time it has received a number of tweaks, updates and innovations, all of which have had their merits, but perhaps this latest design is the one that has the most appeal. Yet strangely its not a massively different approach, nothing like the piezo bridge or the excellent bargain SUB Bass version. No, all thats happened here is that its gained another pickup. So whats all the fuss about? Well, Music Man has a long history of two pickup basses from the Sabre and Sterling to the recent Bongo Bass, but what all fans have all been waiting for is a two pickup StingRay.