The Sterling by Music Man SUB RAY 4 Bass Guitar in Translucent Red Satin, showcases what Music Man are made of, presenting a magnificent model that boasts a range of premium features and still comes in at an affordable price. If you're looking for your first bass, then it doesn't get much better than this. If you're a gigging musician who demands the best, then you're going to fall in love with this workhorse. Music Man has borrowed features from the StringRay 4 bass, and made the S.U.B. Ray 4 a bass that boasts an exceptional build quality, wonderfully rich tones, and stunning good looks.
As noted above, the S.U.B. Ray 4 borrows the body shape and solid build quality of the StingRay 4. The body depth is shallow, with a deep double cutaway profile that allows you to reach the upper frets with the greatest of ease. The shapely curves and bevelled edges allows the bass to rest against your body discreetly, with a tapered lower bout creates the perfect resting position for your 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
Fitted to the body is a solid maple neck. However, Music Man used their own special design to create the neck joint - a highly reliable 6-bolt method. The connection between the neck and body is as secure as you can get, guaranteeing sublime tonal transfer, a sturdy playing feel, and total freedom to play with confidence.
The neck is crafted from maple, which offers a sparkling brilliance across each and every note. The back of the neck has been treated to a tinted satin coating, which not only complements the stunning body finish perfectly, but also guarantees a fast 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 understand that every player is different, prefers a slightly different set-up, and occasionally likes to change things up. In order to accommodate player's demands, they have included a thumbwheel at the base of the fingerboard, which allows you to adjust the neck with ease. 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 comes with a single high output humbucking pickup, which utilises the flat frequency response of the basswood body to great effect. A 2-band onboard active preamp allows you to control the bass and treble levels, enabling you to shape your tone with exceptional breadth. Whatever genre of music you are tackling, the perfect tone is never far from reach.
The body is equipped with a fixed bridge, which creates a seamless connection between the strings and body to uphold intonation and sustain confidently. The bridge is fully adjustable, so that as with the neck, you can adjust to suit the set-up you prefer. 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 Red Satin is the perfect choice.
Manufacturer Sterling by Music Man Model SUB RAY 4 Electric Bass Guitar Body Material Basswood Neck Material Maple Scale Length 34-inches Fingerboard Material Rosewood No. of Frets 21 Fingerboard Radius 12-inches Position Inlays White Dot Pickups High output humbucker Pickup Config. H Active/Passive Active Controls Master Volume
Bridge Fixed Hardware Finish Chrome Tuners Open Gear Finish Translucent Red Satin
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