The Sterling by Music Man S.U.B. Ray 5 electric bass guitar in Honey Burst Satin is a beautiful model that combines classic style and modern appointments to perfection. For those who seek tonal versatility, a stable playing feel, and easily adjustable hardware, then this is the model for you.
Solid Music Man Construction
The S.U.B. Ray 5 bass is modelled on Music Man's popular StingRay 5 bass, which has been a favourite amongst pros since its introduction in the late '70s. Taking on the stylish curves and deep double-cutaway of its cousin, this bass is a joy to perform with. The playing feel is exceptionally comfortable, with softly shaped edges and tapered bouts to remove any obstacles that may impede your movement. The body is made using solid basswood, which produces tones with depth and warmth, whilst guaranteeing a lightweight feel.
6-Bolt Neck Joint
Securing the neck to the body is Music Man's ever reliable 6-bolt neck joint design, which creates a steadfast hold to promote excellent tone transfer and boost your confidence in the S.U.B.'s ability to perform. The neck is crafted using maple, a highly resonant, resilient and responsive tonewood that produces mid to high end sparkle with exceptional clarity. The neck has also been treated to a satin finish, which allows you to make quick transitions along its length, without developing a sticky or tacky feel.
Married to the neck is a rosewood fingerboard, which combines well with the maple neck to produce notes that sing out with dazzling articulation. The luxurious feel offered by the fingerboard extends across each one of its 22 medium-jumbo frets. Shaped to a 12-inch radius, the S.U.B. Ray 5 offers the perfect playground for your hands to wander around in. Though this may be a 5-string model, it is very accommodating and easy to navigate, with dot position inlays to guide your way in style. Should you ever want to make an adjustment to the neck, simply attenuate the thumbwheel at the base of the fingerboard, and find the perfect feel for you.
The S.U.B. Ray 5 electric bass guitar comes fitted with a single high output humbucking pickup, with two rows of large magnetic pole pieces to translate the information from the strings with precision. At your disposal is a 2-band onboard active preamp, with bass and treble cut/boost controls that allow you to shape and mould your tone. Whatever style of music that you play, you have a vast tonal arsenal to play with thanks to this arrangement, so you will always find the tone you're looking for. The electronics are powered using a 9V battery, and the easy to open battery compartment in the back of the body makes it very easy to change batteries when necessary.
Fitted to the body top is a black pickguard, which protects the area around the pickup, control knobs, and jack input. The top mounted output jack creates a secure connection for your cable, and reduces the chance of it becoming disconnected during performances. The heavy duty jack is designed and built to take plenty of punishment. Fitted to the body is a fixed bridge, creating the perfect anchor point for each string to ensure intonation and sustain is maintained dutifully. The chrome finish adds a stylish touch, as well as contributing to the reliability of the bass. At the top of the neck lies the headstock, which is home to robust open-gear tuning machines. Each string is held securely, but when changes need to be made, the action is smooth and seamless.
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 5 electric bass guitar in honey burst satin is the perfect choice.
Manufacturer Sterling by Music Man Model SUB RAY 5 Electric Bass Guitar Body Material Basswood Neck Material Maple Scale Length 34-inches Fingerboard Material Rosewood No. of Frets 22; Medium Jumbo Fingerboard Radius 12-inches Position Inlays Black Dot Pickups High output humbucker Pickup Config. H Active/Passive Active Controls Master Volume
Bridge Fixed Hardware Finish Chrome Tuners Open Gear Finish Honey Burst Satin
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