|Ernie Ball unveiled the Music Man 25th Anniversary models at Winter NAMM show 2009. One guitar and two bass guitars feature distinctive styling, lightweight body, and state-of-the-art electronics not found on other instruments. The 25th Anniversary models will also be showcased at LIMS 2009, London, stand J6.|
All anniversy instruments feature select maple necks attached with five bolts, glossy Venetian Redburst finish with cream body bindings. The Music Man design team has engineered optimal contours, weight and balance, making these instruments very comfortable to play. The fretted models are offered with maple or rosewood fingerboard, the basses also have a Pau Ferro fretless version with or without inlaid fretlines. The truss rod is adjustable without no component or string removal. Electronic Shielding Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum control cover.
The anniversary guitar sports two Di Marzio custom humbucking pickups, offering 10 very distinct sounds. A 5-way lever pickup selector and series/parallel toggle switch allow for versatile range of tones. A slightly larger, basswood chambered body, mahogany tone block, and bound premium maple top together provide maximum resonance and tight, defined low end. Optionally a Music Man vintage tremolo is available.
The Music Man 25th Anniversary 4- and 5-string basses use a cutting edge push button system, you can combine active, passive, series and parallel modes. An ash body, mahogany tone block, and bound premium maple top together provide resonance and low end. Available with single humbucking (H), dual humbucking (HH) and humbucking-single coil-single coil (HSS) options. Controls include a passive preamp with 500 kOhm volume and 250 kOhm tone plus a .047µF tone capacitor. The active preamp provides a 4-band EQ with volume, treble, high-mid, low-mid, and bass.