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Old-school vibe and looks for the vintage enthusiast, with high-fidelity and better playability.
The Sterling by Music Man Ray34 Left-Handed bass guitar takes all the popular features of the affordable Ray34 and puts them in a version for lefties! Its swamp ash body creates percussive lows, subtle mids, and expansive highs, along with the nuances and clarity that Music Man basses are renowned for. A single Music Man humbucker with alnico pole pieces combined with the Music Man-designed Sterling active 3-band preamp gives you all the tonal combinations and signature warmth you could ever need.
The six-bolt neck joint is strong and stable, with no shift in the neck pocket for superior tone transfer. Thick saddles in the bridge make for precise adjustments and tuning stability. Precise slotting on each saddle guarantees no sideways movement of the strings, something heavier players will definitely appreciate!
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 Music Man pledges to make an instrument that will deliver the performance you need. Each instrument is inspected, setup and played before shipment.
Includes gig bag.
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Comments about Sterling by Music Man Ray34 Left-Handed Electric Bass Guitar:
You might have to do some "set up" work to it but it will be worth it, so worth it. Excellent bass but the quality control is not there. I just bought a lefty Fender MIM Telecaster and it was the same thing. Maybe that's one reason why the MIA models cost so much more, because they actually finish putting them together. Like I said once you go over it and check that every thing is tight you will be very happy with it.
Excellent fretwork, really solid neck. The front of the headstock matches guitar finish and the back of headstock is gloss finish up to the nut and then satin finish the rest of way to the body, pretty cool and really comfortable to play. No dead spots on the fretboard. The ash body is perfectly finished. The pickup is passive but it has an active preamp with boost and cut for highs, mids and lows and a volume. Six bolt neck plate for no neck shifting at all. Many say it is heavy but mine weighs 9.4 lbs., not heavy at all, it's very comfortable and not neck heavy, very well balanced.
The bass is built very solid, everything fits together really well, and the playability and sounds you can get are second to none. It's very comfortable to play sitting or standing, very high quality. Now for the bad news, when mine arrived there were screws sticking out all over, on the pickguard, jack plate and machine heads, the neck was very loose and would wobble around. I pretty much had to finish putting it together myself and tighten up all the screws. Then I tuned it up and found the string slots in the nut were just starter slots putting the strings way up in the air so I had to grab my nut files and file down the string slots in the nut which should have been done at the factory. The right hand models come with a sticker saying they are set up, inspected and played before they are shipped out, mine didn't have the sticker and I know perfectly well mine wasn't set up, inspected or played. Poor quality control at it's worst, I hope all the leftys are not this way. You can't fault the bass for this, just the company. Once you have it "set up" by a pro if you don't know how to do this yourself, it is an excellent bass.
Awesome bass for the money. I never played a real Stingray so I can't compare them. It is the best bass I have ever played and you can really do a lot with the tones you can get out of it.
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