Sterling by Music Man S.U.B. Ray5 Electric Bass Guitar
Featuring striking looks at an affordable rate
Sterling showcases the S.U.B Ray5 Electric Bass Guitar that boasts high tones with stunning looks. Belonging to the famous Music Man and Sterling by Music Man family of instruments, this guitar offers all the latest features at an affordable rate. This guitar offers a superior construction that lets you use the guitar for a longer time. Built with solid hardwood, this guitar ensures durability with sustain. The 6 bolt super high neck joint offers fast and easy playability.
The body of this instrument is built with precision using solid hardwood, which brings out enhanced clarity and strong treble. Solid hardwood adds to the durability of the product. The superior construction and design are the main element of making an iconic guitar.
Fast and Slim Neck
The neck of this instrument is meticulously constructed from maple wood, which imparts bright tonal output with enhanced clarity. Also, this adds punch to the guitar sounds. The bolt super high neck construction offers easy playability with sustain. The fretboard of this guitar is crafted from carefully selected rosewood (Ray5-TBLS/R, Ray5-HBS/R, Ray5-WS/R) and maple (Ray5-BK/M), which is widely preferred for its smooth texture. The oily pores of rosewood absorb all of the undesirable stray overtones to offer fundamental-rich tones. The sound thus produced extends from one end of the tonal spectrum to the other.
This guitar is equipped with 2 band on-board active preamp, cut and boost, which offers amplified performance. Create the sound of your choice with this iconic guitar. This built-in preamp offers you with various easy controls to use this instrument.
This guitar is equipped with large heavy duty bass bridge with full adjustments, which improves your playability and enhance sustain. The easy access truss rod tuner offers you with precise tuning.
Match your Style
This guitar showcases various finish that you can choose from. The available finish is Honey Burst, Translucent Blue, and Walnut Satin.
- Solid hardwood bodies
- 34″ full-scale maple necks
- Medium jumbo frets
- Fretboard Wood: Rosewood (Ray5-TBLS/R, Ray5-HBS/R, Ray5-WS/R)
- Fretboard Wood: Maple (Ray5-BK/M)
- Narrow 38 mm nut width
- 2 band on-board active preamp, cut and boost
- Large heavy duty bass bridge with full adjustments
- Easy access truss rod adjuster
- 6 bolt super strong neck joint
- Body: Basswood
- Body Type: Double Cutaway
- Neck Material: Bolt-On Maple
- Neck Shape: "C" shape
- Neck Joint: 6-Bolt
- Scale: 863.6mm
- Fretboard: Rosewood (Ray5-TBLS/R, Ray5-HBS/R, Ray5-WS/R)
- Fretboard Wood: Maple (Ray5-BK/M)
- Fretboard Radius: 304.8mm
- Frets: 21 frets
- Nut Width: 45mm
- Position Inlays: White Dot
- Strings: 5-strings
- Pickups: Bridge: Humbucker
- Controls: 2× Tone Control and 1× Volume Control
- Bridge: Large Heavy Duty Bass bridge
This product includes Beginner's Guide to Learning Guitar E-book
Customer ReviewsWrite a review
I have owned this Bass guitar for almost two years and here are my thoughts on this:Pros:1. The legendary Music Man tone on a small budget! The humbucker pickup gives a very warm sound.2. LOUD output. With this bass, you can be assured of never getting lost in the mix. Ideal for metal, rock and slap.3. The 2-band EQ is an active one and cuts/boosts treble and bass very effectively.4. The neck is slim and fast.5. Very good looks. I own one in a Walnut Satin finish and it is just a gorgeous guitar.Cons:1. This bass is HEAVY. Make sure you get a nice padded strap if you intend to play it for long hours while standing up.2. The tone of this bass is not suitable for mellow music like jazz. You cannot achieve a soft P-bass like sound without tweaking you EQ settings a lot.3. It is a bit difficult getting the right setup on this bass. Although the truss rod is easily accessible, the height of the higher frets on my bass is not even. This does not let me get the very low action that I like.You could probably get an Ibanez in the same price that could give you better tones. But I would still go for this bass any day just for how awesome it is!
Using it for more than a year. Strong and sturdy. Gives great output and is one of the loudest bass you'll ever hear.
Awsome Bass,nice sound & Melody bass.