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Sterling by Music Man SUB RAY 4 Bass Guitar - Translucent Blue Satin

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  • Solid basswood body with Translucent Blue Satin finish
  • 6-bolt neck joint guarantees stability
  • 34-inch scale maple neck with tinted satin finish
  • Maple fingerboard with 21-frets adorned with dot position inlays
  • Easy access truss rod adjuster at base of fingerboard
  • 2-band preamp with bass and treble controls, as well as master volume control knob
  • Affordable cousin of the Music Man StingRay 4 bass
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Delivery to UK mainland addresses* is FREE on orders over £75 and up to 30kg. (As a guide, a standard electric guitar weighs approx. 3-5kg).

Delivery on orders below £75 are charged at £4.45!

Delivery to Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Channel Islands and the Republic of Ireland. is weight dependant and will be indicated at the checkout

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The Sterling by Music Man SUB RAY 4 Bass Guitar in Translucent Blue Satin, is a cool and collected model that plays like a dream. Music Man has borrowed features from the StringRay 4 bass, and made the S.U.B. Ray 4 an affordable bass that boasts an exceptional build quality, wonderfully rich tones, and stunning good looks.

Solid Construction

In the construction of the S.U.B. Ray 4, Music Man have created a model that is reassuringly sturdy and very comfortable to play. The deep double cutaway body shape makes it incredibly easy to access the neck in its entirety. The slender profile is coupled with shapely curves that allows the body to rest snugly against yours whilst playing, whilst the tapered lower bout provides a comfortable rest for the picking arm. Music Man has employed basswood for the body, a lightweight tonewood that produces a balanced timbre, which gives this bass a highly versatile output.

6-Bolt Neck Joint

To guarantee strength and stability across the neck, a 6-bolt neck joint - specially designed by Music Man - has been implemented. Not only does this allow you to play with total confidence in the neck's ability to keep up with whatever you can throw at it, but the rich tonality of the maple tonewood is transferred to the body and pickups in sublime fashion.

As noted, the neck is made using maple, a highly resonant wood that responds with bright and articulate notes. Complementing the cool body finish is a tinted satin coating, which also adds to the smooth playing feel. You can play for hours on end and the satin prevents stickiness or tackiness from impeding your fretting hand.

The team at Music Man are very accommodating, appreciating that we all have different playing needs and requirements. In order to make life a bit easier for everyone, they have included an adjustable thumbwheel at the base of the fingerboard, which can be used to adjust the neck. Changing string gauges, adjusting string tension, and improving intonation can be done with minimal fuss. Paired with the neck is a rosewood fingerboard, which is home to 21-frets that are adorned with dot position inlays to guide your way in style. The fingerboard radius is shaped to 12-inches, perfect for executing smooth string bends, fast licks, and funky slapping.


The S.U.B. Ray 4 electric bass guitar is equipped with a single high output humbucking pickup, which makes the most of the flat frequency response of the bass. Control over the pickup comes in the form of an active 2-band EQ with individual bass and treble controls, as well as a master volume knob. This simple set-up is capable of producing some truly mesmerising tones, from deep down, soulful and saturated, to bright, shiny and popping. You can rest assured that no matter what you go for, the response is always as smooth as silk.


The body is equipped with a fixed bridge, which creates a seamless connection between the strings and body to uphold intonation and sustain confidently. At the top of the neck lies the slender nut, which works dutifully alongside the chrome-finished open gear tuning machines to maintain tuning integrity with precision. If you’re looking for a bass that excels in the studio and on the stage, and demand affordability without sacrificing on quality, then the Sterling by Music Man S.U.B. Ray 4 Bass Guitar in Translucent Blue Satin is the perfect choice.

ManufacturerSterling by Music Man
ModelSUB RAY 4 Electric Bass Guitar
Body MaterialBasswood
Neck MaterialMaple
Scale Length34-inches
Fingerboard MaterialRosewood
No. of Frets21
Fingerboard Radius12-inches
Position InlaysWhite Dot
Pickups High output humbucker
Pickup Config.H
Controls Master Volume
Bass Control
Treble Control
Hardware FinishChrome
TunersOpen Gear
FinishTranslucent Blue Satin
Customer Reviews
Best bass I've ever owned!
Posted on 11/12/2015 by Chris I recently decided to take up the Bass again having been inspired by both of my young daughters' and their efforts to learn Violin and acoustic Guitar. As I sold my last bass a few years back I needed a new one and saw this in Dawsons Huddersfield.

I tried it out alongside an Epiphone Thunderbird and I have to say that the Sub wowed me from the start. It's solidly built and the satin finish is superb, very comfortable on the hands and arms whilst playing.

The tone is tremendous. Highs and lows both sound clear, thanks in no small part to the 6 bolt neck joint which means that it's probably the most solid bass I've ever owned. As well as having a clear tone, the onboard electronics mean the tone can be shaped to suit your style.

Well worth the money in my opinion.

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