Sterling by Music Man Ray35 StingRay Electric Bass

Feature: What it does:
African mahogany body Bright tone with clear midrange and treble
Maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength
Music Man humbuckers with alnico magnets Full, dynamic, focused tone and response
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
- Model: Ray35
- Body Wood: Mahogany (Natural and Black) and Mahogany with Koa Veneer Top (KOA Top Model)
- Body Wood (Natural Finish Model): Swamp Ash
- Body finish (lacquer, polyeurethane, polyester): Hi Gloss Polyester
- Neck Wood: Maple
- Neck Finish: Satin
- Neck Shape/Size: Stingray C
- Fretboard Wood: Rosewood (BK)or Maple (NAT)
- Fretboard Inlay: Dot
- Truss Rod: Single Action, Body End Wheel Adjustment
- Frets: 22
- Fretboard Radius: 12"
- Neck Width @12th Fret: 62mm
- Nut Material: Plastic
- Nut Width: 45mm
- Scale: 34"
- Neck Attachment: 6 Bolt
- Tuning Machines: Open Back
- Hardware: Chrome
- Bridge: Heavy Duty
- Pickups: H
- Bridge Pickup: Music Man Designed AlNiCo Humbucker
- Switching: 3 Way
- Controls: 1V, 1 Treble, 1 Middle, 1 Bass
- Strings (Brand, Gauges): .045-.130
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Vintage Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 16 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 53 x 16 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): RAY35-VSB-M2
(1 ratings)
Submitted September 30, 2018 by Raul Martinez
"Great value,really nice guitar"
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This is a really well constructed bass with swamp ash body,active pickups,coil splitting option and bladed selector similar to a Stratocaster. The body takes some getting used to.Mine weighs in at 12.5 lbs but it's well balanced with no neck dive .The neck as well takes a little getting used to.It's 45 mm like most other 5 strings.Not as wide as a Fender but wider spacing than Ibanez.The profile on the neck is pretty thick also but the frets are well set and there is no buzzing up and down the board.As far as tone it's very versatile.Really a 2 pickup bass when you factor in the coil splitting.It has excellent low end but can get really detailed with the notes popping out for solo work.All in all this bass is very well put together,has excellent components including a very hefty and stable bridge and stays in tune well.After you get used to the neck width and the weight it will really grow on you.I expect these to really go up in price in the future.
Musical Background:
30 years,bass and guitar
Musical Style:
Jazz,blues
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