Sterling Ray4 - Transparent Red Satin, Rosewood Fretboard

4-string Electric Bass with Hardwood Body, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, 1 Humbucking Pickup, and Active Electronics - Transparent Red Satin
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Sweetwater Savings: $128.01 MSRP: $428.00
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Sterling Ray4 - Transparent Red Satin, Rosewood Fretboard
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Super-affordable StingRay-style Bass!

The Sterling by Music Man Ray4 electric bass brings you the look, sound, and playability of the original Music Man StingRay line. For starters, the Ray4 gives you the comfortable feel of a contoured hardwood body and a smooth maple neck, a tonewood combo that serves up a delightful range of complex harmonics. On top of that, you get a high-output humbucking pickup and 2-band active EQ - the same electronics that provide StingRay basses with such tonal versatility. In fact, the only shocking surprise about the Sterling Ray4 is how inexpensive it is.

Sterling by Music Man Ray4 4-string Electric Bass at a Glance:
  • Iconic StringRay bass playability and style
  • Sterling by Music Man delivers quality any player can afford
Iconic StringRay bass playability and style

One look at the Sterling by Music Man Ray4 and you know you're in for a treat. The bassists here at Sweetwater are thumbs-up on this cool, value-packed instrument. Its contoured hardwood 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 a lot less, the Ray4 is your deal.

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 Ray4 4-string Electric Bass Features:
  • A timeless Music Man design any musician can afford
  • Lightweight, contoured hardwood body provides complex tone and comfortable feel
  • Thin, satin-finished maple neck delivers rich sustain and added punch
  • High-output humbucking pickup provides thunderous bass and clear mids
  • Active preamp with 2-band EQ lets you sculpt your tone to perfection
  • Heavy-duty bridge gives you impressive tuning stability
Get great bass sound and feel for less, with the Sterling by Music Man Ray4!

What Does "Special Order" Mean?

A special-order product is one that we don't normally keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We have great relationships with all the manufacturers we carry, so we can get your special order to you as fast as or faster than anyone else. Remember that special orders are non-returnable and non-cancelable, so make sure the item is right for you. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help you decide — call (800) 222-4700 for assistance!

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Tech Specs

Body Shape StingRay
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 4
Color Transparent Red Satin
Body Material Hardwood
Body Finish Polyester
Neck Material Maple, Bolt-on
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 12" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 21, Medium Jumbo
Scale Length 34"
Nut Width 1.496"
Bridge/Tailpiece Heavy-duty fixed
Number of Pickups 1
Bridge Pickup High-output Humbucker
Controls 1 x volume, 1 x treble, 1 x bass
Strings Ernie Ball, (.045-.130)
Manufacturer Part Number RAY4-TRS/R

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