Sterling by MusicMan SUB Ray4 Electric Bass
Walnut Burst Satin, Rosewood Neck – MADE IN INDONESIA
MusicMan Sterling SUB Ray4 Electric Bass is an affordable StingRay style bass at a more affordable price than its American counterpart. It's got the classic design of a fat humbucker pickup in the bridge position with active electronics for a clear, punchy bass sound. This bass is simple and uncluttered and that's what makes it such an easy instrument to play.
Sterling By Music Man instruments are made in the Far East but designed by the Ernie Ball engineering team that make the American instruments. The newer instruments are made in China but the best were made in Indonesia. This is an Indonesian made instrument. Every bass goes through a rigorous inspection process before it's sent worldwide. They're suitable for players of all abilities and while the price might appeal more to a beginner or intermediate player, the instrument would be at home on any size stage.
Superior design and construction are key to delivering a solid instrument that will accompany you on your long musical journey. All S.U.B. basses employ a superior 6 bolt neck joint. The 6 bolt neck joint, designed by Music Man, offers strength, stability and great tone transfer. The neck stays in position and won’t shift under heavy load. The neck heel allows easy access to the higher end of the fingerboard and is unobtrusive, allowing your hands to freely move about the neck.
The high output humbucking pickup was designed for clarity and true reproduction of the basses natural tone, with minimal coloration. The 2 rows of large magnetic pole pieces pump the strings information into the pickup, feeding the 2 band active preamp. Tones can be aggressive, wild or mild, it's up to you to find your sound. The 3 screw adjustment allow for more accurate positioning of the pickups angle & height, allowing for more precise adjustments to match the strings angle.
The feel of the neck is everything. Your fretting hand is touching the neck 100% of the time you play your bass. Sterling developed a super smooth satin finish for the back of the neck. This finish is non glossy, never get’s sticky and always feels fresh. The walnut satin finish looks great and gives the instrument a classic look and feel.
All stringed instruments need some basic adjustments from time to time. Neck adjustments can be intimidating for some. S.U.B. makes it easy and simple. S.U.B. Series guitars & basses have an easy to adjust neck. No specialized tools are needed. The small thumbwheel located at the end of the fingerboard makes it easy and simple. You can use a small screwdriver or an Allen wrentch to easily and quickly adjust the neck to your preference. There is no need to remove the neck or strings, you can make the adjustments on the fly. Easy, quick, convenient. More time to play, less time for adjustments.
The 2 band active preamp is powered by a 9 volt battery. The easy to open battery compartment on the back of the bass body, makes battery changes easy and simple. Simply flip up the battery door, unclip the 9 volt from the clip and clip in your new battery. Your battery should last for several months under normal use. We recommend you unplug the cable when not in use, to conserve on the batteries life span
Body Wood: Basswood
Neck Wood: Maple
Truss Rod: Single Action, Body End Wheel Adjustment
Fretboard Radius: 12"
Neck Width: 50mm