Rock-solid 5-string Bass for Any Player
Sterling by Music Man’s StingRay RAY5 bass brings affordability to one of the most iconic bass guitars of all time. Featuring the same vintage build with an improved 2-band active preamp system, each StingRay RAY5 offers a powerful twist on top of a beloved visual display. Its balanced-sounding basswood body and hard maple neck ensure that no matter your play style, or how hard you need to slap, the StingRay RAY5 will oblige with reliable bass tone. When it comes to building beloved instruments that are accessible to any musician, Sterling by Music Man is the epitome of top flight — and the StingRay RAY5 is no exception.
Authentic StingRay charm
The classic design of the StingRay RAY5 bass has inspired musicians for years. By retaining the same great looks, stability, and featuring active electronics, each StingRay from Sterling by Music Man continues to enchant music makers today. The iconic “banana” control plate paired with the StingRay RAY5’s definitive cutaway shape and slim body style, the StingRay RAY5 provides all the same beloved features as its predecessors, but with a unique sound upgrade.
Humbucker/2-band preamp duo
Fitted with a Sterling-designed humbucker and a powerful 2-band active preamp system, the StingRay RAY5 can create any sound from intense slaps to quarter-note thumps and walking bass lines. With a wide variety of ways to play and with adjustment possibilities via the control panel, the StingRay RAY5 ensures you’re 100% ready to find any bass sound you need in any given musical situation.
Sterling by Music Man: accessible, affordable classic-inspired instruments
Sterling by Music Man strives to bring player-favorite Ernie Ball Music Man instruments to the table at a convenient price point. To add to the pot, Sterling also mixes in a collection of different colors, tones, and controls, allowing you to find your own unique voice. With careful consideration and using strict specifications, each Sterling instrument is designed by state-of-the-art engineers and constructed to guarantee Music Man quality. Musicians undoubtedly love the classics, and thanks to Sterling by Music Man, a collection of renowned Ernie Ball models is available to a wider range of hands.
Sterling by Music Man StingRay RAY5 5-string Bass Guitar Features:
- 5-string electric bass modeled to match the renowned look and sound of the Ernie Ball by Music Man’s StingRay Classic bass guitar
- Flat-slab body creates a simple hold for any user
- 21 medium-sized frets and cutaway shape provides a comfortable playing experience
- Ceramic humbucker pickup offers an extremely responsive sound with no hum
- Onboard master volume and 2-band preamp control let you dial in the perfect tone
- Classic open-gear tuning machines can easily be used by any player
- 9.5-inch fingerboard radius provides a smooth, even playing surface
- Number of Strings:5
- Body Shape:StingRay
- Body Material:Basswood
- Body Finish:Gloss
- Neck Material:Hard Maple
- Neck Shape:StingRay
- Neck Joint:6-way Bolt-on
- Fingerboard Material:Hard Maple
- Fingerboard Inlay:Black Dots
- Number of Frets:22, Medium
- Scale Length:34″
- Nut Width:1.77″
- Nut Material:Polyphenylene Sulfide
- Bridge/Tailpiece:Fixed Bridge
- Tuners:Open Gear
- Bridge Pickup:Sterling by Music Man Humbucker
- Controls:1 x master volume, 2-band active preamp
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