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Sterling by Music Man

StingRay Short Scale Bass Guitar - Daphne Blue

SKU: # 728862   |   Model: # RAYSS4-DBL-M1   |    Product Reviews8 Reviews  Write a Review

StingRay Short Scale Bass Guitar - Daphne Blue
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The Sterling by Music Man short-scale StingRay bass is the newest addition to the StingRay collection, offering the iconic design with a short-scale makeover for the first time. The new short-scale bass features a 30" scale for easier playability, passive boost, and a Sterling by Music Man humbucking pickup with higher output neodymium magnets and a 3-way rotary switch. The pickup configuration includes parallel, true single-coil, and series modes. Available in Daphne Blue with Maple Fretboard and Olympic White with Rosewood Fretboard.

Features
• Neodymium Humbucker Pickup with 3-way Selector Knob
• Maple Neck & Rosewood or Maple Fretboard
• Sterling by Music Man Designed Bridge

Specifications
Model: RAYSS4
Body Wood: Mahogany
Body Colour: Daphne Blue (DBL), Olympic White (OWH)
Bridge: Sterling by Music Man designed Bridge
Pickguard: Parchment
Scale Length: 30"
Neck Radius: 9.5" (24 cm)
Frets: 22 Frets, Medium
Neck Width: 1.5" (38 mm) at nut
Neck Wood: Hard Maple
Fingerboard: Rosewood (OWH), Maple (DBL)
Fret Markers: Black/White Dot Markers
Tuning Machines: Open Gear
Truss Rod: Dual Action
Neck Attachment: 6 Bolts
Controls: 1 Push/Push Volume Boost, 1 Tone
Switching: 3-Way Rotary Selector
Pickups: Sterling by Music Man Designed Neodymium Pickups (H)
Strings: Ernie Ball 2852 Regular Slinky Short Scale Bass

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Fun Bass Plagued With QC Issues 7 of 9 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Orleans, Ontario
I bought this bass back in August of 2021. Mythere very first bass that I bought 34 years ago was a medium scale 32 inch neck. I had moved on to long scale 34 inch necks but my medium scale was always more comfortable for me, so I deducted that maybe I would really get along with a short scale bass. I tried the bass in store and immediately fell in love with the feel of the neck despite the fact that there was pronounced fret sprout. I figured I could easily get that fixed on a set up down the road and I felt it wasn't a deal breaker. I bought the bass and played it as my main bass for a few months. Around January I noticed the action was getting a little wonky and the tone was changing, I wasn't cutting through the mix like I had been. By March the bass was totally unplayable. The Ab and A on the G string wouldn't play at all. Since we were transitioning seasons I decided to wait until warmer weather to get work done on it. I finally brought my bass back to my local L&M for it's free setup. I received a call a week later saying the neck was so warped that it was beyond repair. L&M offered to give me a new bass off the wall as they had 2 in stock. I asked if I could apply the price of the bass to another purchase to which L&M obliged. In the end I loved the tone and feel of the bass but with it's bad neck and pronounced fret sprout, I felt this bass was not up to the QC of other brands. I have since moved on to a Fender Aerodyne Jazz bass. Pro's Awesome useful tone Passive (No batteries) 1.5 inch at the nut slim fast neck Great for small hands Con's Poor quality build on my example (fret sprout, warped neck) Bass feels and looks cheap compared to others in similar price range. I just wanted to praise the awesome customer service I received by the staff at L&M Orleans. These guys were great to work with and were very accommodating, A++service from this store.
Posted by Stephen Larocque on May 14, 2022
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A very cool bass! 8 of 8 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Out of the box this bass was ready to play. The action seemed to be set up perfectly. The build construction was excellent and there were no sharp fret ends or blemishes on the finish. The neck is satin and about the same nut width as a jazz bass so the neck feels great and is easy to play and get around on. The shorter scale length also help with this. The electronics are good and intuitive. I didn't have a full size sting ray to compare this too as far as the pickup sound goes but an american standard p bass pickup is tighter, more focused and cleaner sounding. This pickup does sounds good though just different.
Posted by anonymous on Dec 22, 2020
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Excellent light weight, short scale bass! 5 of 5 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Orleans, Ontario
My daughter just bought this short scale bass at the Orleans store, and of course Guitar Daddy was right along for the shopping, testing, and purchasing. I'm mostly a guitar player, but I do own one bass, an Epiphone Thunderbird Pro IV. My daughter was really getting into playing the bass, but mine is huge, heavy, and full scale at 34 in. This is by far the best short scale bass we could find around that price range. In fact, everyone at the store knew about it and seemed very fond of it. With reason! Very lightweight body with a nice upper body carve. Gorgeous colour like a 60's Cadillac. Fit and finish spot on. The only thing I could spot is a very slight line in the finish where the two pieces of the body were glued, but that is pretty common, especially on a uniform, glossy finish like that. All the hardware is good quality and well assembled. Knobs are metal, solid, and have a nice resistance when turned. The volume boost feature is actually pretty good and useful. The pickup offers a good variety of sounds with the rotary 3 way selector. The neck has a smooth satin finish on the back and is very comfortable for a guitar player, or smaller hands indeed. Tuning keys have exposed gear in the back and feel nice, with a vintage look. The bass was actually almost exactly in tune right out of the box, with proper neck relief, medium action, and well intonated.....nice! It sounds really good and has lots of thunder and clarity. If you're looking for a gigbag for one of these, we got a Rouge Valley RVB-E200 for guitar at the store, and it was just the right length for this bass. We absolutely recommend this short scale bass for anyone looking for an easier to play, lighter bass without any sacrifice to the sound and quality.
Posted by Stéphane Paquet on Oct 29, 2020
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Very impressed! 6 of 6 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Owen Sound, Ontario
I’ve owned this bass for a month now and I’m very impressed with the quality of the build and the variety of tones I can get from it. The pickup is very versatile and can go from a nice, clean single coil tone to a very fat, full tone in series mode. And then for a bit more just push the volume knob for a boost. Push it again to turn off the boost. I’ve gone over every inch of this bass and I can’t find any flaws. The finish is perfectly applied. The neck is smooth; even the edges of the fretboard are rolled. The fretwork itself is perfect. No sharp edges. No buzzing frets. Action was perfect right out of the box. The bridge is very solid. And the tuners hold their tune. I put a set of D’Addario Pro Steel short scale strings on it and this thing growls now. If you’re in the market for a short scale bass you have to check one of these out. I’m glad I did.
Posted by G on Oct 17, 2020
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Great bass at a great price! 5 of 5 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
This bass looks great and plays amazingly well. The sound is full. I thought getting used to a short scale would take time, but it didn't take much time at all. I am a hobbyist who has been playing for over 30 years. I have a number of basses, including an American Precision and a Jazz that I installed EMG pickups in. This one is more comfortable to play and sounds better. Oh -- and given that it is lightweight, it is easy on the shoulder. So glad I purchased it!
Posted by A happy bassist! on Sep 27, 2020
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Check it out! 4 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Oshawa, Ontario
I never played or touched a Sterling before and ordered these because I dig short scales and just had to. ( yes I bought both colours) Happy to say these are fantastic! Nicely built, great tone and comfortable. If a short scale is on your list check it out.
Posted by C. on Aug 30, 2020
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