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Sterling by Music Man SUB Series StingRay 4 Electric Bass Guitar Fiesta Red

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The Ray 4, with its unforgettable teardrop pickguard, classic control plate with active 2-band EQ and top mount output jack, is not only a superior c...Click To Read More About This Product

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Iconic looks and sound at an amazing value.

The Ray 4, with its unforgettable teardrop pickguard, classic control plate with active 2-band EQ and top mount output jack, is not only a superior choice for the first-time player, but has garnered a cult-like following among seasoned veteran bassists for its amazing sound and playability at an unbelievable price.

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  • Shape: Info not available
  • Wood: Maple
  • Neck joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 34 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Active or passive pickups: Active
  • Pickup configuration: HH
  • Neck: Humbucker
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Humbucker
  • Brand: Music Man
  • Series or parallel: Not applicable
  • Active preamp: Not applicable
  • Special electronics: Not applicable
  • Material: Ebony
  • Radius: Info not available
  • Fret size: Info not available
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut material: Info not available
  • Nut width: 1.49 in. (38 mm)
  • Neck width at 12 fret: 2.16 in. (55 mm)
  • Cutaway: Double cutaway
  • Construction: Solidbody
  • Body wood: Basswood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, 2-band EQ
  • Pickup switch: No
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Tone switching: No
  • Special switching: No
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Adjusto-Matic
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast
  • Color: Chrome
  • Number of strings: 4
  • Pickguard: Yes
  • Special features: Not applicable
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: Info not available
  • Country of origin: Info not available

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Sterling by Music ManSUB Series StingRay 4 Electric Bass Guitar

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Not bad for a low end bass

By Wildnorth

from USA

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    Comments about Sterling by Music Man SUB Series StingRay 4 Electric Bass Guitar:

    I purchased this bass on a whim while at our local guitar shop. The price was right, I always wanted a Stingray styled instrument, and I wanted a beater spare.

    The Good: Overall, lot's of bang for the buck here. It came out of the box setup perfectly, and quite frankly I was SHOCKED at how ultra low the action was. Fit and finish were all excellent right out of the box as well.

    The Bad: The only downside to this bass are the electronics. The pre-amp is simply horrid. Boosting the bass side of the 2 band eq even the slightest amount results in distorted tones. Even with the pickup lowered as far as it would go, I just couldn't boost the EQ without experiencing some amount of distortion. If you check the popular bass forums this is a known problem with the Sub model Stingrays. I'm going to try pulling the pre-amp altogether and run the pickup passively. If that doesn't work, I've already decided it's worth springing for a new Seymour Duncan replacement system.

    All in all, it's a solid bass for the price. It plays better than many of the more expensive basses I've owned.

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