Sterling by Music Man

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Modeled after one of the most iconic bass guitars in history, the Sterling by Music Man StingRay Ray35 electric bass is an essential addition to any player’s collection. Now available at Guitar Center, this 5-string bass features the classic StingRay design with modern upgrades, all at a price that’s attainable for players at any level. Its solid, roadworthy body features the modern contoured StingRay design players have come to know and love, which also makes it supremely comfortable to play. Its roasted maple neck and fingerboard add to the super-smooth playing experience. And for that big and bold tone, the Ray35 is loaded with a single Sterling by Music Man-designed alnico humbucking pickup with a 3-band active preamp, so you can dial in that classic StingRay sound. It comes with a deluxe Sterling by Music Man gig bag so you’re ready to roll wherever the music takes you. Pick up and play a StingRay Ray35 and you may never put it down.

Sterling by Music Man StingRay Ray35 Main Features

  • 34" roasted maple neck, 22-fret maple fingerboard with 12" radius
  • Sterling by Music Man-designed alnico humbucker, 3-band active preamp
  • Nyatoh modern contoured body
  • Sterling by Music Man-designed bridge, open-gear tuners

Maple Neck and Fretboard for Smooth Playing

The StingRay Ray35 starts with a great neck design that’ll have you picking this bass up again and again. With a roasted maple neck and maple fretboard, you get the perfect balance of comfort and speed for a smooth playing experience. In addition, the 6-bolt attachment delivers all the stability you need to maintain hours of playing time.

Big, Bold Legendary Sound

The StingRay was built to deliver one of the most iconic bass sounds in history. With the StingRay Ray35, that sound is at your fingertips. It’s loaded with a single Sterling by Music Man-designed alnico humbucking pickup that packs a punch. With a 3-band active preamp, you can dial in that iconic StingRay tone. Whether you’re looking for a thunderous low-end growl or bright and punchy highs, the StingRay Ray35 delivers.

Classic StingRay Design

Designed after the classic Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay, the Ray35 maintains that legendary design with a variety of modern appointments. Its modern contoured nyatoh body makes it hip-friendly, furthering the comfortable playability of this 5-string StingRay bass guitar. It’s also got the same rock-solid, road-ready construction as the Ernie Ball Music Man version, making it a bass you can depend on for any musical situation.

Sterling by Music Man-Designed Hardware

Taking after the original StingRay, the Ray35 features a Sterling by Music Man-designed bridge. The massive hardened steel bridge enhances sustain, so you can really hear those bass lines ring. Additionally, you’re guaranteed to always stay in tune with easy-to-reach open-gear paddle tuners. You’ll never miss a bass line with the Sterling by Music Man StingRay Ray35.

Add an Icon to Your Collection

The StingRay has been a mainstay for bassists since Ernie Ball Music Man released its first design more than 40 years ago. The Sterling by Music Man Ray35 opens the door for more players to experience the iconic StingRay sound. From the Music Man humbucker all the way down to the classic oval-shaped pickguard, the Ray35 is a classic StingRay through and through, but available at a price that’ll make it possible for anyone to take home the StingRay sound.

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Nickel (Metallic), which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to

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  • Wood: Maple
  • Neck joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 34"
  • Truss rod: Single Action
  • Pickup configuration: H
  • Bridge: Sterling by Music Man Alnico Humbucker
  • Control layout: Master volume
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Special electronics: 3-band EQ 
  • Radius: 12"
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Nut material/width: 1.77"
  • Body Type: Solidbody
  • Color: Chrome
  • Number of strings: 5-String
  • Case: Gig bag  
  • Country of origin: Indonesia
  • Orientation: Right-handed

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