Submitted September 15, 2019 by Eric E in Abilene, TX
"Elevate yourself, get one now"
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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 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.
I doubt I’ll ever have to call support.
The Wow Factor
Visually striking , sweet sounding , all around kick ass workhorse of a bass.
Rock, metal, pop, rhythm and blues
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