Sterling by Music Man RaySS4 StingRay Short Scale Electric Bass

Experience the iconic StingRay! The Sterling StingRay short scale bass boasts a single humbucking pickup with high output neodymium magnets.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
30-inch short scale Feels easy to play; exceptional note bloom
9.5-inch radius fretboard Best-of-both worlds; not too flat, not too curved
Maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength
Nyatoh body Warm tone similar to mahogany

The Sterling by Music Man Short Scale StingRay bass has the iconic StingRay sound shrunk down into a 30" scale length package. With easier accessibility, a passive boost, and a single humbucking pickup with higher output neodymium magnets, the Short Scale StingRay offers comfortability without compromise. The pickup configuration includes parallel, true single-coil, and series modes for diverse tonal options.
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Model: RAYSS4
Body Wood: Nyatoh
Bridge: Sterling by Music Man Designed Bridge
Pickguard: White
Scale Length: 30"
Neck Radius: 9.5" (24 cm)
Frets: 22 Frets, Medium
Neck Width: 1.5" (38 mm) at Nut
Neck Wood: Hard Maple
Fingerboard: Maple
Fret Markers: Dot Markers
Tuning Machines: Open Gear
Truss Rod: Single Action
Neck Attachment: 6 Bolts
Controls: 1 Push/Push Volume Boost, 1 Tone
Switching: 3-Way Rotary Selector
Pickups: H - 1 Neodymium Pickup
Strings: Ernie Ball 2852 Regular Slinky Short Scale Bass
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 11.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 51 x 16 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ST-RAYSS4-BK-M1
Fiesta Red
Shipping Weight: 13 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 52 x 16 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ST-RAYSS4-FRD-M2
Shipping Weight: 13 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 52 x 15 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ST-RAYSS4-TLB-R2

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Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars. (3 ratings)
Submitted April 24, 2021 by Eric S in Woodstock, GA

"It's a Baby Stingray!"

Overall: 4 out of 5 stars
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I literally couldn't resist buying this as soon as I saw it. I've played several short-scale basses but they all look and feel like toys. This is more of a pro instrument shrunk down. I have a full-size Stingray and love it, but I wanted something that was lightweight, more portable with great tone and looks. The neck feels good with no sharp fret ends. The factory setup was good but I prefer lower action than most. I adjusted the neck relief with the truss rod and lowered the bridge saddles a little and was able to get low action with no fret buzz. I usually change the factory strings immediately but it came with Ernie Ball strings installed so I'll try them for a little while. I'm most impressed by the wide variety of tonal options available from the passive circuit. It has more variety than my USA Stingray. The tone is full, bright and the strings don't feel rubbery like on some short-scale basses but that could be due to the string gauges used. It even fits in the gig bag I use for my Strats. Highly recommended!

Musical Background:

Semi-Pro Guitarist/Bassist, gigs regularly, pro endorsementa, extensive recording experience.

Musical Style:

Hard Rock, Metal, Prog, Classic Rock, fusion, Funk.
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