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Sterling by Music Man SUB StingRay 4 Electric Bass with Rosewood Fretboard Fiesta Red

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Product Price $299.99
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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

Available 05-29-2018

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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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FEATURES
Neck
  • Shape: StingRay
  • Wood: Maple
  • Neck joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 34 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Finish: Gloss
Pickups
  • Active or passive pickups: Active
  • Pickup configuration: H
  • Neck: Not applicable
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Humbucker
  • Brand: Music Man
  • Series or parallel: Not applicable
  • Active preamp: Yes
  • Special electronics: Not applicable
Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12 in.
  • Fret size: Medium
  • 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, 2-band EQ
  • Pickup switch: No
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Tone switching: No
  • Special switching: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Fully adjustable
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Open-gear
  • Color: Chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 4
  • Pickguard: Yes
  • Special features: Not applicable
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Indonesia

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Sterling by Music ManSUB StingRay 4 Electric Bass with Rosewood Fretboard
 
4.0

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3.0

Not bad for a low end bass

By Wildnorth

from USA

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Good Feel

Cons

  • Poor Pick Up

Best Uses

    Comments about Sterling by Music Man SUB StingRay 4 Electric Bass with Rosewood Fretboard:

    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.

     
    5.0

    Nice bass for the price

    By Coolcat68

    from Illinois

    About Me Experienced

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Sterling by Music Man SUB StingRay 4 Electric Bass with Rosewood Fretboard:

      For the money this is a decent instrument. The fit and finish were very good. The action was excellent. The instrument was dead on as far as intonation goes also. The 2 band tone controls give plenty of adjustment. From very dark to very bright and everything in between. This model has an active pickup. This makes it pretty hot. You will probably have to use the attenuation switch on your amp. If it doesn't have that turn down the input gain. I would recommend this for beginners or for a cheap beater.

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