Sterling Ray5 S.U.B. series - Honeyburst Satin, Rosewood Fretboard

5-string Electric Bass with Hardwood Body, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, 1 Humbucking Pickup, and Active Electronics - Honeyburst Satin
Sterling Ray5 S.U.B. series - Honeyburst Satin, Rosewood Fretboard image 1
Sterling Ray5 S.U.B. series - Honeyburst Satin, Rosewood Fretboard image 1
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Super-affordable StingRay-style 5-string Bass!

The Sterling by Music Man Ray5 electric bass brings you the look, sound, and playability of the original Music Man StingRay line. For starters, the Ray5 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 Ray5 is how inexpensive it is.

Sterling by Music Man Ray5 5-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 Ray5 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 Ray5 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 Ray5 5-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 Ray5!

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Tech Specs

Body Shape StingRay
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 5
Color Honeyburst Satin
Body Material Hardwood
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"
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 RAY5-HBS/R

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Great Bass for the Price

The Sterling Ray5 S.U.B. is a really nice bass for the price. The feel is very good and even though it is a 5-string, it doesn't feel bulky. Has great tone and very good sustain. You can also get a wide variation of tones out of the instrument just by adjusting the knobs. You can use this bass to play just about any type of music. Intonation is good, finish is good, overall very happy with the instrument. And, it goes without saying, Sweetwater service and support are the best out there, no need to go anywhere else for gear.
Music background: Musician, but not my day job
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