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Sterling by Music Man Ray34 Electric Bass Guitar Honeyburst 

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The Sterling RAY34 Bass Guitar features a select solid swamp ash body for percussive lows, subtle mids, and expansive highs. The lightweight swamp as...Read More

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      OVERVIEW

      Delivers StingRay sound, looks, and feel at a much more accessible price.

      The Sterling RAY34 Bass Guitar features a select solid swamp ash body for percussive lows, subtle mids, and expansive highs. The lightweight swamp ash brings out the nuances and clarity that Music Man basses are known for. Combined with a Music Man-designed Sterling active 3-band preamp, you get all the tonal combinations you could ever need. A single Music Man Humbucking pickup has alnico pole pieces for classic warm tones. The Music Man designed 6-bolt neck joint used in all the Sterling Ray basses are strong and stable with no shift in the neck pocket for superior tone transfer. The Music Man-designed bridge uses a thick saddle for precise adjustments and stability. Precise slotting on each saddle guarantees no sideways movement on the bass strings during heavy playing.

      Basses from Sterling by Music Man are perfect for players seeking the Music Man vibe at a more affordable price. This instrument is an accurate version of the popular Music Man bass with no compromise on quality or materials. Sterling by MusicMan pledges to make an instrument that will deliver the performance you need. Each instrument is inspected, setup and played before shipment.

      Includes a gig bag.

      FEATURES
      • Swamp ash body
      • Maple neck
      • Rosewood fingerboard
      • 21 frets
      • 6-bolt Music Man designed neck joint
      • Music Man Designed Humbucking Pickup
      • Music Man Designed 3-band Active Preamp
      • Music Man Designed Bridge with stainless steel saddles
      • 34” scale
      • Open gear heavy duty tuners
      • Spoke Wheel truss rod adjustment
      • Heavy duty gig bag included
      • Ernie Ball bass strings: .045, .065, .080, .100
      • Nut width: 43mm (1.69")
      • Includes a gig bag

      Own a bass that will deliver the performance you need!

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      Sterling by Music ManRay34 Electric Bass Guitar
       
      5.0

      (based on 26 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (25)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 2 Stars

         

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      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Fun to play (4)
      • Good feel (4)
      • Good tone (4)
      • Good pick up (3)
      • Solid electronics (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming (4)
        • Practicing (4)
        • Small venues (4)
        • Recording (3)
        • Rock concerts (3)

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love this Bass Guitar....

        By david894

        from Columbia, SC

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics
        • Sounds Fantastic

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Sterling by Music Man Ray34 Electric Bass Guitar:

        Great Guitar in every respect! I spent a little time setting it up to my playing style and it is a joy to play. I will be playing this guitar for a long time with no regrets whatsoever. I have been playing for 35 years and I plan on this being my main bass...You want be disappointed...If you want a great Bass Guitar at a very good price try the Sterling Ray 34.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best bass ever

        By Atlas

        from San, Antonio, Tx

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Sterling by Music Man Ray34 Electric Bass Guitar:

          I totally agree with all of the prior comments. I have a Music Man Stingray, but prefer the Sterling 34. Need I say more?

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome Bass

          By Bob The Bass Player

          from Sonora, CA

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Sterling by Music Man Ray34 Electric Bass Guitar:

            I have played many basses throughout my 18yrs of playing and this by far is the best I have played for the price it is. The craftmanship is there in the details, like the high gloss headstock finish stops at the nut. There was thought in the design of this instrument not just made to make them cheaper. I applaud Ernie Ball and MusicMan for making this affordable line of "Quality" instruments.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Awesome Bass!

            By JR45

            from San Diego Ca

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Sterling by Music Man Ray34 Electric Bass Guitar:

              A great bass for it's price. Although heavier than my other bass guitar, the sound is worth it.

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              (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Ray 34 by Sterling

              Comments about Sterling by Music Man Ray34 Electric Bass Guitar:

              9 only because I own the real Sting Ray and this is what I am comparing it to.
              Overall very well done, clean finish, good job on the frets, setup good with near perfect intonation, tuners are a bit long on headstock but ok,all parts well done, for the price a job well done and a close match to the real Stingray.
              I'm comparing thr Ray to the real deal Sting Ray and there are differances the nut is standard plastic and not compensating, the tuners are good standard as found on most imports but well done, the finish is very good, the neck finish is no to heavy, close to the Ernie Ball but not as slick, the battery cover is easy open but still uses the wire and clip connection dot the drop in style, electronics sound clean, hardware feels solid, all in all a thumbs up.
              Definitely a good buy

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              (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Ative Musican

              By Gary Helton

              from Kentucky

              Comments about Sterling by Music Man Ray34 Electric Bass Guitar:

              Very nice neck the onbord EQ makes about any tone you whant this is a keeper buy one you will not be sorry
              Built like a tank
              Best Value for the money

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              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              pretty well satisfied

              Comments about Sterling by Music Man Ray34 Electric Bass Guitar:

              this thing gets the job done and gets it done in style
              I bought this sterling Ray 34 bass in honeyburst to take over for my Fender MIM jazz bass,which has went through much abuse. i am very pleased. This baby plays very smooth and through my GK 700rb2 and GK410rbh i have any tone i want.the eq on this thing makes it to where i dont havde to fiddle with the amp betweens songs. it slaps just like you would expect an american stingray to,works well with picking and sounds good(even though i never use a pick) and the fingerstyle play is smooth and comfortable i would have to say this bass is 85-90 percent as good as any musicman ive played. which is totally groovy conidering it being half the price, it even outperforms its american counterpart in alot of cases. i play meshuggah level heavy metal, smooth jazz, blues, super funky stuff, country or whatever else a crappy band around here is needing from their stand in bass player(me).i love this bass, i am playing more than i have in years and loving how i sound and play more than ever. this is my new standard for a moderatly priced quality bass.
              beautiful looking, well built solid piece of funkwood
              great deal. it would be hard to find anything this good for a comparable price.

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              (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent

              Comments about Sterling by Music Man Ray34 Electric Bass Guitar:

              Definitely worth the money - Bought one of these recently for double the price it is here and it's perfect for anyone trying to achieve a modern sound. It gives you great bottom end and top end and sounds great in any tuning / for any style.

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              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              For a more affordable instrument, I'm impressed!

              By Michael Hoelen

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Sterling by Music Man Ray34 Electric Bass Guitar:

              As I've stated a few glitches above, this is an overall good affordable bass. This bass (along with the MusicMan basses) show a great deal of versatility. If you're looking for a bass with a big whallop for a great price, get this one!
              This bass practically includes the same woods that are used on Ernie Ball/MusicMan basses. The active preamp is second to none. The pickup is percussive and has a pretty close vintage sound.
              As for the setup, (I'm only speaking for my bass not everyone's) the fretwork could have been done a little bit neater, and they could have used the same string nuts as Ernie Ball uses.
              With the exceptions noted above, for the price you can't really argue with the price attached.

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              (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Pleasantly surprised

              By David-0sV_4

              from Chicago

              Comments about Sterling by Music Man Ray34 Electric Bass Guitar:

              I purchased this product a couple of weekends ago from a local guitar store and I am extremely (and I mean EXTREMELY..) satisfied. The value for the money is excellent.First, the heavily-padded gig bag is very nice. Good quality considering it is only a gig bag.The bass sounds excellent - and, like another reviewer - I believe it sounds better than the 'authentic' (MIA) MusicMan. The finish (honey burst) is absolutely stunning. The bass is built like a tank and plays very nice. It has a lot of 'snap' and 'zing' to the sound and also has a good bottom end.It goes to show you that you do not need to spend a small fortune to buy a quality instrument these days. Very (very...) happy.

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