Sterling Ray35 - Black

5-string Electric Bass with Ash Body, Hard Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, 1 Humbucking Pickup, and Active Electronics - Black
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Amazingly Affordable StingRay-style 5-string!

The Sterling by Music Man Ray35 electric bass brings you the look, sound, and playability of the original Music Man StingRay line. For starters, the Ray35 gives you the comfortable feel of a lightweight ash body and a smoothly contoured maple neck, a tonewood combo that serves up a delightful range of complex harmonics. On top of that, you get the same amazing Music Man humbucker and 3-band active EQ that provide StingRay basses with such tonal versatility. In fact, the only shocking surprise about the Sterling Ray35 is how inexpensive it is.

Sterling by Music Man Ray35 5-string Electric Bass at a Glance:
  • Iconic StringRay bass playability and style
  • Made with time-tested Music Man hardware
  • Sterling by Music Man delivers quality any player can afford
Iconic StringRay bass playability and style

One look at the Sterling by Music Man Ray35 and you know you're in for a treat. The bassists here at Sweetwater are thumbs-up on this excellent, value-packed instrument. Its contoured ash body and smooth-playing neck are more than worthy of the StingRay line and make this instrument incredibly fun to play. If you're after the look and the feel of an original StringRay for less, the Ray35 is your deal.

Made with time-tested Music Man hardware

The look and the feel of the Sterling by Music Man Ray35 aren't the only things it shares with Music Man's StingRay series. This wonderful bass also features a full set of StingRay hardware, including a Music Man designed bridge, alnico humbucking pickup, and active preamp with 3-band EQ and 3-way series/series+filter/parallel switch. You can count on the Ray35 to deliver the amazing stability and top-notch tone you've been looking for.

Sterling by Music Man delivers quality any player can afford

Sterling by Music Man brings you the the quality you expect in a Music Man bass at an musician-friendly price. Sterling offers authentic and accurate versions of many of the Music Man guitar and bass models including the Axis, John Petrucci signature models, StingRay, and more. Music Man's head luthier Dudley Gimpel worked to ensure that these instruments are as close to the originals as possible. You'll be amazed at the value, tone, and playability of Sterling by Music Man.

Sterling by Music Man Ray35 5-string Electric Bass Features:
  • A timeless Music Man design any serious musician can afford
  • Lightweight and contoured ash body provides complex tone and comfortable feel
  • Hard maple neck delivers rich sustain and added punch
  • Music Man alnico humbucker provides thunderous bass and clear mids
  • Active preamp with 3-band EQ lets you sculpt your tone to perfection
  • 3-way series/series+filter/parallel switch gives you incredible versatility from one pickup
  • Music Man designed bridge and saddles deliver epic tuning stability
  • Padded gig bag included
Get great bass sound and feel for less, with the Sterling by Music Man Ray35!

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Tech Specs

Body Shape StingRay
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 5
Color Black
Body Material Ash
Body Finish Polyester
Neck Material Maple, Bolt-on
Neck Shape Ray
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 12" radius
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 21
Scale Length 34"
Nut Width 1.77"
Bridge/Tailpiece SBMM-designed bridge
Tuners Open-back tuning machines
Number of Pickups 1
Bridge Pickup SBMM-design Humbucker
Controls 1 x volume, 3-band EQ, 3-way series/series+filter/parallel switch
Strings Ernie Ball, (.045-.130)
Case Included Gig bag
Manufacturer Part Number RAY35-BK

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