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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.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
Neck		
Shape: Info not available
Wood: Maple
Neck joint: Bolt-on
Scale length: 34 in.
Truss rod: Standard
Finish: Gloss
Pickups
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
Fretboard
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)
Body
Cutaway: Double cutaway
Construction: Solidbody
Body wood: Basswood
Top wood: Not applicable
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed
Controls
Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, 2-band EQ
Pickup switch: No
Coil tap or split: No
Tone switching: No
Special switching: No
Hardware
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: Adjusto-Matic
Tailpiece: Not applicable
Tuning machines: Die-cast
Color: Chrome
Other
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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3.0

Not bad for a low end bass

By Wildnorth

from USA

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Pros

  • Good Feel

Cons

  • Poor Pick Up

Best Uses

    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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