The Sterling by Music Man SUB RAY 4 Bass Guitar in Walnut Satin with rosewood fingerboard, delivers vintage style with modern sensibilities. Music Man modelled this beauty on their ever popular StingRay 4 bass guitar, using it create an affordable model without compromising on quality. The walnut satin finish is visually stunning, whilst the robust build quality, and exceptional tonal versatility makes it adaptable for any playing style, or style of music. 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's legendary build quality has seen them become the go-to guys for many professionals and music legends, and the S.U.B. Ray 4 has received the same care and attention given to their premium models. Borrowing from the StingRay 4, the body has been shaped to a thin profile, with deep double cutaways that allow you to scale the neck in its entirety. The lower bout is tapered to create a comfortable resting position for the picking arm, allowing you to move freely whether you play fingerstyle or with a pick.
The body is built using basswood, which has a flat frequency response that enables impressive tonal flexibility. From swelling low-end rumble, to crisp midrange punch, to brilliant high-end pop, basswood allows you to access a wide ranging tonal palette to play with. This versatility makes it an excellent choice for session players. The lightweight feel of basswood makes it a joy to perform with, a bonus for gigging guitarists who need a comfortable performing partner.
6-Bolt Neck Joint
The neck is connected to the body via Music Man's specially designed 6-bolt neck joint, which creates an enduring partnership between the neck and body. The stability offered by this design allows you to perform confidently, reassured by the knowledge that no matter what you throw at it, your S.U.B. will always come back for more. Each and every note rings out sweetly, and whether you're picking, plucking, slapping, or tapping, the neck supports you every step of the way.
The neck is crafted using maple, a supple and responsive wood that is a joy to play on. Shaped to a slender profile and treated to a tinted satin finish, the neck is elegant, fast playing, and pleasing to the eye too. 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 are adorned with white dot position inlays to guide your way. With a 12-inch radius, the fingerboard is the perfect playground to perform intricate technique on, encouraging smooth string bends, snappy responsiveness to slapping, and rapid transitions between frets. 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 tonewood partnership, the S.U.B. Ray 4 is fitted with a high output humbucking pickup in the bridge position. The technical wizards at Music Man have also installed a 2-band onboard active preamp, which brings out the best in the woods to give you rich tones that can be shaped to your will. There are individual bass and treble control knobs, which allow you to cut and boost the frequencies you desire. Whether you want to create a tight low-end response for a snappy attack, or let it all hang out for a deep and soulful warmth, everything can be achieved through subtle attenuation of these two controls. Whatever genre of music you are tackling, the perfect tone is never far from reach.
The fully adjustable 4-saddle bridge creates the perfect harness for each string, whilst allowing you to create the perfect set-up to suit your playing style. The bridge creates a flush anchor point for the strings, upholding intonation precisely whilst allowing sustain to endure. 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 Walnut 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 Walnut Satin
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