Sterling Ray 35 – Best in Class 5 String Bass
The Sterling Ray 35 offers players an affordable StingRay experience without sacrificing Music Man quality. The solid African mahogany body produces percussive lows, subtle “woody” mids, and crisp highs, emphasising the clarity and nuance expected from Music Man bass. An active 3-band EQ and master volume give the player great tonal control over the Music Man designed alnico humbucker pickup. On top of this, a 3-way switch lets you select both coils in series, in series with filter, and both coils in parallel, creating even more versatility (see image).
Precision Manufacturing and Hardware
All Sterling Ray basses feature a 6-bolt bolt-on neck, which means a virtually seamless join for maximum tonal transfer, but also the option for fine adjustments with the truss rod. The Music Man designed bridge incorporates thick saddles for stability, minimising sideways movement.
Sterling By Music Man
Sterling By Music Man is the mid-price field offering of the timeless, classic designs of Ernie Ball Music Man guitars and basses. Sterling strives to create best-in-class instruments with the same quality, play-ability, overall feel, sound and ‘cool factor’ of their Music Man predecessors. All Sterling instruments are set up in Ernie Ball Music Man’s California factory before being shipped worldwide.
- Colour: Black
- Body: African Mahogany
- Neck: Maple
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Pickup: Single Alnico Humbucker
- Knob Controls: Volume, Treble, Mid, Bass (3-band Active EQ, Cut and Boost)
- Switch: 3-way – Series, Series + Filter and Parallel
- Bridge: Stoptail Fixed, Sterling Design
- Hardware: Chrome
- Machine Heads: Die-cast Open Gear
- Scale: 34″
- Frets: 21
- Neck Joint: 6 Bolt
- Neck Width, 12th fret: 55mm
- Nut Width: 43mm
- Fretboard Radius: 12″