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Sterling by Music Man StingRay 5 Electric Bass, 5-String, Walnut Satin

With its basswood body, heavy-duty humbucking pickup, and 2-band active EQ, the Sterling StingRay 5 was made to bring the house down with its huge low end. (9) Read 9 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Sterling by Music Man StingRay Walnut Satin

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Sterling by Music Man StingRay 5 Bass

This StingRay 5 bass is the cousin of the Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay 5 bass, a classic, iconic instrument that defined a generation of bassists since the late 70's. Features active electronics, low noise humbucking pickups, rock solid hardware and a simple, uncluttered look that is instantly recognizable and respected.

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- Model: Ray5
- Body Wood: Basswood
- Body Color : Mint Green
- Bridge: Fixed
- Pickguard: Black
- Scale Length: 34" (86.4 cm)
- Neck Radius: 12" (30.5 cm)
- Frets: 21 frets, medium
- Neck Width: 1.77" (45 mm) at nut, 2.72" (69 mm) at last fret
- Neck Wood: Hard maple
- Fingerboard: Hard maple
- Fret Markers: Dots
- Tuning Machines: Open gear
- Truss Rod: Single action
- Neck Attachment: 6 bolts
- Controls: 2-band active preamp; volume, treble, bass
- Switching: No
- Pickups: H - 1 ceramic humbucker
- Strings: 0.45 - 1.25
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Mint Green
Shipping Weight: 14 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 52 x 16 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): RAY5-MG-M1
Ruby Red Burst
Shipping Weight: 15 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 51 x 15 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): RAY5-RRBS-R1
Transparent Blue Satin
Shipping Weight: 13 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 52 x 15 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): RAY5-TBLS-R1
Vintage Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 13 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 52 x 16 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): RAY5-VSBS-M1
Walnut Satin
Shipping Weight: 13 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 52 x 15 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): RAY5-WS-R1
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Overall: --Update--Had to return the Dented and scratches bass, customer support was incredibly helpful in with getting an exchange order. Phone call with customer support was quick and easy, best method to get any issues sorted out. _Not sure if this is relevant to quality, but the original bass was made in China, and the new factory bass is made in Indonesia._New bass (Factory New), brought the much needed truss rod adjustment bar and string saddle hex key. Anyone purchasing this bass, do yourself a huge favor and ditch the stock strings. I replaced my set with the Elixir nickel plated steel (.45-.130). Having both the amp and bass EQ to flat is very bright and bass heavy compared to the stock strings, which needed a lot of boosting in the treble spectrum. Now for the bad. The tuners that come with this bass are really good at staying in tune, but quality-wise they are lacking. By taking off the stock strings, the chrome on the machine head windings were stripped. Thus revealing the interior metal; bronze, now whenever I tune up or down there is a persistent 'scratching' feel to it. Silicon based lube has helped it out tremendously but unfortunately it is still stripped. Best upgrades for this phenomenal bass would be, tuning machines, bridge and saddles. I would suggest Hipshot ultralite tuning machines, and for the bridge I would swap it out for a Babicz solo rail system. These two upgrades would improve the bass greatly, and be able to compete against instruments around the $700 area.Overall I would give this bass a 4 out of 5!
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Overall: You can't beat any of the Sterling basses in this price range. Definitely a little low-end heavy sound wise compared to the sub ray 4 but that helps the low B-string resonate more. Only surprise was that I was expecting the fretboard to be a little darker colored than what I actually received. Not necessarily a bad thing but the picture of the trans blue satin bass is slightly misleading. Other than that I'm completely satisfied with this purchase!
Style of Music: Mostly rock and alternarive
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