Sterling by Music Man

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The Sterling by Music Man StingRay Ray5 Maple Fingerboard 5-String Electric Bass brings the iconic Music Man bass sound within reach. This bass delivers the punchy tone and slick playability that defined a generation. Featuring an alder body, maple neck, rosewood fretboard and dual humbucking pickups, the Ray5 produces a flexible yet focused tone that cuts through any mix. The 3-band active preamp lets you shape your sound with precision. Whether you play rock, funk, hip hop or jazz, the Ray5 is a superior choice for players at any level.

Dual Ceramic Humbuckers Provide Power and Clarity

The Ray5 is equipped with a ceramic humbucker at the bridge and a ceramic humbucker at the neck. These high-output pickups capture every nuance of your playing with impressive sensitivity and responsiveness. The humbucking design also ensures a quiet, interference-free signal. Switch between pickups to move from a deep, warm neck tone to a punchy, defined bridge tone. For the most versatility, select both pickups together.

Active 3-Band EQ Gives You Complete Tonal Control

Shape your tone with the onboard active 3-band EQ. The bass control provides a boost of up to 12dB at 60Hz, allowing you to dial in a thunderous low end. The mid control offers up to 12dB of cut or boost at 800Hz, ideal for eliminating muddiness or adding clarity. The treble control provides up to 12dB of cut or boost at 4kHz, allowing you to make your tone brighter or mellower. With the EQ's wide-ranging control, you can achieve any sound from vintage warmth to modern bite.

Premium Hardware and Electronics Built to Last

The Ray5 is equipped with top-quality components to deliver years of reliable performance. The heavy-duty bridge features fully adjustable saddles for perfect intonation and string height. Open-gear tuners provide smooth, precise tuning. An onboard active preamp runs on a 9-volt battery and features volume controls for neck and bridge pickups, allowing you to blend pickups or boost output. All electronics are housed in a durable metal control plate. Overall, the Ray5 is a robust, roadworthy bass ready to handle any playing situation.

Sterling by Music Man StingRay Ray5 Maple Fingerboard 5-String Electric Bass Chopper Blue
Sterling by Music Man StingRay Ray5 Maple Fingerboard 5-String Electric Bass Chopper Blue
Sterling by Music Man StingRay Ray5 Maple Fingerboard 5-String Electric Bass Chopper Blue

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  • Basswood body
  • Bolt-on maple neck
  • 21 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Low-noise humbucking pickup
  • 2-band EQ
  • Fully-adjustable heavy-duty fixed bridge
  • Chrome hardware

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  • Shape: Not specified
  • Wood: Maple
  • Neck joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 34 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Finish: Satin
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Pickup configuration: H
  • Neck: Not applicable
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Low-Noise Humbucker
  • Brand: Sterling by Music Man
  • Active preamp: Custom Ibanez
  • Special electronics: 2-band EQ
  • Material: Rosewood or Maple
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium Jumbo
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Inlays: Pearloid dot
  • Nut material: Info not available
  • Nut width: 45mm
  • Cutaway: Single cutaway
  • Construction: Solidbody
  • Body wood: Basswood
  • Body finish: Satin
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Control layout: Volume 1, tone, EQ
  • Pickup switch: No
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Tone switching: No
  • Special switching: EQ
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Fully adjustable heavy duty
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Open gear
  • Color: Black
  • Number of strings: 5
  • Pickguard: No
  • Special features: Not applicable
  • Case: sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Indonesia

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