Sterling by Music Man Ray34 Electric Bass Guitar

Based on the iconic StingRay bass, the Ray34 delivers massive tone without a big budget. The Music Man-designed humbucker offers the familiar 'Ray tone.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Swamp ash body Clear highs, strong mids and huge lows
Maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength
Music Man humbuckers with alnico magnets Full, dynamic, focused tone and response
3-band EQ Control bass, midrange and treble individually

The Sterling by Music Man Ray34 pays tribute to the iconic, original Music Man StingRay bass. The no nonsense design, the tones from the 3-band preamp and pickup, and' familiar oval pickguard has supported the most important music of our generation.

Classic Attractive Body Lines

Familiar curves and contours make the Ray34 one with the player. Several attractive finishes let you choose just how you want to stand out on stage.

Big, Bold Bottom End Sound

The Music Man designed pickup and active preamp assembly are StingRay to the core, delivering a classic tone that has rocked the 'bottom end' of many hits spanning generations.

Music Man Design Bridge

Our Sterling by Music Man bass bridge is modeled after the heavy duty Music Man design, and features fully adjustable and intonatable steel barrel saddles for fantastic tone.


- Swamp Ash Body
- Hi Gloss Polyester Finish
- Maple Neck with a Satin Neck Finish and Stingray C Neck Shape
- Gig bag included
- Music Man Designed AlNiCo Humbucker Bridge Pickup
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-Body Wood: Mahogany (Colored Models) and Swamp Ash (Natural Model)
- Fretboard Inlay: Dot
- Truss Rod: Single Action, Body End Wheel Adjustment
- Frets: 22
- Maple Fingerboard (Natural) and Rosewood (Colored Models)
- Fretboard Radius: 12"
- Neck Width @12th Fret: 55mm
- Nut Material: Plastic
- Nut Width: 43mm
- Scale: 34"
- Neck Attachment: 6 Bolt
- Tuning Machines: Open Back
- Hardware: Chrome, Black (PWH, SBK)
- Bridge: Heavy Duty
- Controls: 1V w/ Active 9V Powered 12dB Push-Push Boost, 1T
- Strings (Brand, Gauges): .045-.105
- Gig bag included
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 16 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 53 x 16 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): RAY34-BK-R2
Blue Sparkle
Shipping Weight: 16.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 52 x 16 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): RAY34-BSK-M2
Vintage Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 16 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 52 x 19 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): RAY34-VSB-M2
Purple Sparkle
Shipping Weight: 17.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 51 x 18 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): RAY34-PSK-R2

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Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (3 ratings)
Submitted September 15, 2019 by Eric E in Abilene, TX
"Elevate yourself, get one now"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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This is the BEST BASS I have ever owned . I have a Thunderbird , a P bass, a Talman, and an ESP LTD D4. I have played a ton of basses over 16 years, but this one is special. I have the Ray34 SVB , and it is perfect for just about any type of music .I play in a cover band and a metal band . This bass ALWAYS stands out sonically . I’ve heard folks mention they think the lows might not be pronounced enough, but I assure you, with my bass amp tones set to neutral, the bass , when boosted on the active EQ on the bass , is BOOMING. The mids push it through any mix, and the treble can either make it SNARL or make it sound pretty mellow for stuff like country or motown. It’s a beautiful bass , beautifully set up and equipped to help you play like the serious player you are.

Sounds like a bass should . If you want to sound like anything from Queen to Pantera, this will get you there. It sounds like the iconic Stingray . Super bright highs, a constant growl, and the capability to have booming lows .

The active eq is easy to use. You can’t make this bass sound bad . Even with all the tone knobs rolled down, it sounds great.

Ease of Use
Having played a great variety of basses, I’d say the neck “feels” bigger than some , but comfortable. The body is pretty big , but it’s comfortable enough to play sitting read more down . Frets and spacing make it very accessible to play.

The only nicer bass I’ve owned is an ESP LTD B4, and it’s only nicer because it’s a set neck and through body. I can’t find a flaw on the Ray34. This thing feels like a solid workhorse, but it’s elegant in the right ways. It’s timeless.

Worth every penny . If you’re on the fence with buying a musicman for twice as much, or buying something close in price - get this. It’s also worth noting that this bass blows the SUB basses out of the water.

Manufacturer Support
I doubt I’ll ever have to call support.

The Wow Factor
Visually striking , sweet sounding , all around kick ass workhorse of a bass.

Musical Background:
16 years

Musical Style:
Rock, metal, pop, rhythm and blues
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