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Sterling by Music Man

Ray4 Stingray Bass - Vintage Cream

SKU: # 685664   |   Model: # RAY4-VC-J1   |    Product Reviews9 Reviews  Write a Review

Ray4 Stingray Bass - Vintage Cream

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Ray4 Stingray Bass - Vintage Cream
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Ray4 Stingray Bass - Vintage Cream
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The Ray4 bass is the cousins of the Music Man StingRay 4 bass. Classic, iconic instruments that defined a generation of bassists since the late 70′s. Active electronics, low noise hum bucking pickups, rock solid hardware and a simple, uncluttered look that is instantly recognizable and respected.

Ray4: Its signature teardrop pickguard, classic control layout, and a myriad of great finishes let you choose just how you want to stand out on stage. Featuring a 9v powered Active Preamp and individual Volume Hi and Low Cut/Boost controls, Ray4 is a superior choice and incredible value for players of any experience level. Complete control over intonation and individual string height ensures the most comfortable playing experience whether your practicing at home or rocking out on stage.

Specifications:
• Model: Ray4
• Body Wood: Basswood
• Bridge: Fixed
• Pickguard: Black, White
• Scale Length: 34" (86.4cm)
• Neck Radius: 9-1/2" (24cm)
• Frets: 21Frets, Medium
• Neck Width: 1.5"(38mm) at Nut
• Neck Wood: Hard Maple
• Fingerboard: Hard Maple, Jatoba
• Fret Markers: Dots
• Tuning Machines: Open Gear
• Truss Rod: Single Action
• Neck Attachment: 6 Bolts
• Controls: 2-band Active Preamp
• Switching: N/A
• Pickups: H - 1 Ceramic Humbucker
• Strings: .45-1.05
• Gig Bag: N/A

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Ray 4 Sterling Stingray active pickup 4 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Calgary Chinook, Alberta
No regrets on this purchase. Huge upgrade from the J bass I had. Lighter, less clunky, easier to play and better sounding. No more pickup buzz! Highly recommend this one.
Posted by Dave on Dec 26, 2023
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Sterling Stingray 6 of 6 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Peterborough, Ontario
Baby Dove bought me one for a present. It's a lot of bass for the money. Strung with Ernie Ball Group 2 strings my bandmates prefer it to my P bass, sonically. The neck has a really nice "feel" to it. I like it enough to start looking for a Saber.4.
Posted by Brittain Johnson on Feb 23, 2023
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Closest Store   Winnipeg (Pembina), Manitoba
nice bass
Posted by marvin tan on Jan 13, 2023
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Sterling Ray4 4 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Woodstock, Ontario
Honestly very happy with this bass, for the price point nothing else can touch it. I would put it on the same level as my players series MIM jazz. Great instrument, and was perfectly setup right from factory. Sounds great through a bigger cab, sounds slightly farty through a small one. Overall a great buy and would recommend to anyone.
Posted by Ryan Verhoeven on Feb 20, 2022
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wow 1 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Moncton, New Brunswick
Posted by anonymous on Oct 4, 2021
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Great Bass for a great price 5 of 5 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Kingston, Ontario
This is an amazing bass for the price. Out of the box this had probably the best setup I have seen. It plays and sounds great. I had a ray34 that I sold because it was too heavy. This is lighter and almost as good in every way. Nothing feels cheaply made.
Posted by Ian on Jun 9, 2021
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Great Bass 8 of 8 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Toronto (Danforth), Ontario
A beautiful starting instrument. Its quality of construction, parts and finish is high as well as its appearance. The sound quality is very professional too
Posted by Rafael Turse on Jan 5, 2021
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Ray4 is Great Value 5 of 5 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Markham, Ontario
Got this to have a StingRay style bass in my collection (+ P-Bass and 4003). Had to make minor truss rod and action adjustments but once set up this bass plays and sounds great and she's a beauty to boot. Good support from the Sterling customer service team to provide set up specs. Only flaw was a dead D string on arrival. The Ray4 is great value you can't go wrong!
Posted by Jeff W on Aug 17, 2020
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Because of this, Long & McQuade provides our customers with a FREE one-year Performance Warranty on most of our products. The Long & McQuade Performance Warranty supplements the manufacturer’s warranty to ensure that our customers receive complete “no hassle” warranty coverage within their first year.

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  • Performance Guarantee: Normal wear and tear is covered, so your product will be performing as well as the day you purchased it for the entire duration of the coverage. Band and Orchestral Performance Warranty does not include replacing pads or cleaning for woodwind instruments, unless deemed necessary by our repair staff. Ultrasonic cleaning for brass instruments will be provided if deemed necessary by our repair staff, but is not routinely offered under the Performance Warranty.
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