The Sterling by Music Man SUB RAY 4 Bass Guitar in White, is not just visually stunning, but also packs a mighty sonic punch too. Built to Music Man's typically high standard of quality, this is an affordable model that boasts a range of premium features - resilient tonewoods with satin finish, impressive electronics, reliable hardware, and rock-solid construction. Whether you're picking up the bass for the first time or are a seasoned pro on the touring circuit, you'll fall in love with this gorgeous bass.
Music Man have spared nothing in guaranteeing the superb offering that is the S.U.B. Ray 4. Borrowing from their StingRay 4 bass guitar, the body features the same intricately bevelled edges, which create a comfortable playing position throughout each and every performance. The thin body profile is coupled with deep double cutaways at the neck, making it very easy to reach every fret with ease. Not only that, but a tapered lower bout creates the perfect resting position for your picking arm.
The body is built using basswood, which is a tonewood that is favoured due to its flat frequency response and lightweight feel. Therefore, not only does it produce rich tones with a healthy balance from high sparkle to low-end rumble, but it is very comfortable to perform with both on stage and in the studio.
6-Bolt Neck Joint
In order to ensure that the neck and body partnership works harmoniously, Music Man has enlisted their own 6-bolt joint to create a secure and seamless fit. The connection between the neck and body is as sturdy as you can get, encouraging efficient tonal transfer for maximum articulation throughout each and every note - giving your slap technique real pop -, and allowing you to play as enthusiastically as you wish.
Shaped to a super slender profile, the maple neck provides a brilliant energy to complement the basswood body. The back of the neck has been treated to a tinted satin coating, which works wonderfully with the white finish, whilst also establishing a smooth and effortless playing feel. You can rest assured that thanks to the satin, sticky or tacky build up is kept well under control.
Married to the neck is a luxurious rosewood fingerboard, which is home to 21-frets that feature white dot position inlays to guide your way. The fingerboard radius is carved to 12-inches, the perfect radius for performing deft playing technique. At the base of the fingerboard is a thumbwheel that allows you to adjust the neck, allowing every player to achieve their ideal set-up with minimum effort.
To make the most of the basswood, maple and rosewood combination, the S.U.B. Ray 4 electric bass guitar is equipped with a high output humbucking pickup in the bridge position. Do not be fooled by this simplistic arrangement, as a 2-band onboard active preamp is on hand to aid you in your quest for tonal perfection.
There are bass and treble control knobs, which allow you to cut and boost the frequencies as you please. Whether you want to create a tight low-end response for a snappy attack, or let it all hang out for an enveloping warmth, everything can be achieved with subtle attenuation of these two controls. Whatever genre of music you are tackling, the perfect tone is never far from reach.
The body is equipped with a fully adjustable bridge, which provides the perfect anchor point for the strings to maintain intonation and sustain. At the top of the neck lies the nut, which works dutifully alongside the chrome-finished open gear tuning machines to maintain tuning integrity with precision. Changing string gauges need not be a chore thanks to the easily adjustable neck thumbwheel, and solid reliability of the tuning machines.
If you’re looking for a bass that excels in the studio and on the stage, and want affordability without sacrificing on quality, then the Sterling by Music Man S.U.B. Ray 4 Bass Guitar in White 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 White
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