Sterling by Music Man StingRay Short Scale Electric Bass

The Sterling StingRay short-scale bass features the iconic StingRay design now in a 30" scale -- complete with a humbucking pickup and 3-way rotary switch!

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
Mahogany body Rich, warm, focused sound; added sustain
Maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength

The Sterling by Music Man short-scale StingRay bass offers the iconic StingRay design with a short-scale makeover for the first time. This short-scale bass features a 30" scale for easier playability, passive boost, and a Sterling by Music Man humbucking pickup with higher output neodymium magnets and a 3-way rotary switch. The pickup configuration includes parallel, true single-coil, and series modes.
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Model: RAYSS4
Body Wood: Mahogany
Bridge: Sterling by Music Man Designed Bridge
Pickguard: Parchment
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 or Rosewood
Fret Markers: Black Dot Markers
Tuning Machines: Open Gear
Truss Rod: Dual Action
Neck Attachment: 6 Bolts
Controls: 1 Push/Push Volume Boost, 1 Tone
Switching: 3-Way Rotary Selector
Pickups: Sterling by Music Man Designed Neodymium Pickups (H)
Strings: Ernie Ball 2852 Regular Slinky Short Scale Bass
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Olympic White with Rosewood Fretboard
Shipping Weight: 12.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 52 x 16 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): RAYSS4-OWH-R1

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Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (3 ratings)
Submitted March 7, 2021 by Chris Thomas in Louisville, KY
"Best tone"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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My first music man. Wasn't sure what to expect. Before I plugged it in I could tell it had the best tone of any short scale bass I have had. I'm still getting use to it plugged in though. The more I play it the more I like it. Set up right outta the box was great. Haven't had to do anything but play it. I like it so much I ordered the full size one, which is 250 less than this one. ????. Must be the real rosewood which I love.
Musical Background:
Play at home for 35 years
Musical Style:
Rock. Old school metal.
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Olympic White with Rosewood Fretboard

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