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Sterling by Music Man RAY35 5-String Electric Bass Guitar

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An accurate version of the popular MusicMan StingRay design.

The Sterling RAY35 5-string bass guitar features a select solid swamp ash body for percussive lows, subtle mids, and expansive highs. Lightweight swamp ash brings out the nuances and clarity that MusicMan basses are known for. Combined with a MusicMan-designed active 3-band preamp you get all the tonal variations you could ever need. A single MusicMan Humbucking pickup has alnico pole pieces for classic warm tones. A 3-way switch lets you select both coils in series, in series with filter, and both coils parallel. The MusicMan-designed 6-bolt neck joint for all the Sterling RAY34 and 35 basses that are strong and stable with no shift in the neck pocket for superior tone transfer. The MusicMan-designed bridge uses a thick saddle for precise adjustments and stability. Precise slotting on each saddle guarantees no sideways movement on the bass strings during heavy playing.

Basses from Sterling by MusicMan are perfect for players seeking the MusicMan vibe at a more affordable price. These instruments are accurate versions of popular Music Man guitars and basses with no compromise on quality or materials. Sterling by MusicMan pledges to make a bass that will deliver the performance you need. Each instrument is inspected, setup and played.

Includes a gig bag.

  • Body: Swamp Ash
  • Neck: Maple
  • Neck Joint: 6-Bolt
  • Fingerboard: Maple or Rosewood depending upon finish
  • Pickups: Music Man Humbucking with alnico pole pieces
  • Preamp: 3-band Active Preamp: Vol, Treble, Mid, Bass
  • Bridge: MusicMan designed
  • Tuners: Open Gear
  • Includes Sterling by Music Man Gig Bag

Own a bass that will deliver the performance you need!

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Sterling by Music ManRAY35 5-String Electric Bass Guitar

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A great deal !Sterling may be the best thing out there!


from Aurora, Colorado

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  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics


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    Comments about Sterling by Music Man RAY35 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

    The people I dealt with were nice and professional. The gear came quick.I had to look hard for the blemishes.I like Music 123.

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    These are great basses


    from Holliston, MA

    Comments about Sterling by Music Man RAY35 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

    They are built very well and the sound is true to a US made Stingrays or Sterlings. I like the feel of the neck and the 6 bolt construction is very sturdy. The EQ is effective and sounds good; true sizzle on the treble. I got the natural Ray 35 with the 3 way switch is a nice touch for a few extra tones. The only con is I find it a bit heavy.

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