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Sterling SUB StingRay5 in Vintage Sunburst Satin

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Elliot Stent

The Music Man StingRay5 is an iconic bass design, admired for its unique looks and for the punchy tone delivered by its potent-sounding bridge humbucker. To meet the demands of bassists looking for a much more affordable version, the Sterling SUB StingRay5 encompasses the features that everyone loves about the original design but a lower price-point.

Construction

The SUB StingRay5's body is formed from Basswood, a balanced-sounding tonewood that ensures a mid-focused tone. This serves as a great foundation for the thick sound of the humbucker, transferring all of its tonal properties. 

Joined with a bolt-on Maple neck, you can expect a snappy response, giving a fast attack to notes even when playing finger-style.

Electronics

The main reason why bassists love the tone of the StingRay is because of it ultra-punchy humbucker. Placed near the bridge to also produce a crisp top-end, the definition and clarity of this pickup allows your sound to cut through strongly in a mix, without getting buried. 

This is also helped in part by an active preamp, which adds an extra dimension of fidelity. This also allows you to easily tweak your tone on-the-fly, and set the bass up to suit almost any amplifier.

Specifications

Body

  • Series: Ray5
  • Body Material: Basswood
  • Body Finish: Vintage Sunburst Satin

Neck

  • Neck Material: Hard Maple
  • Scale Length: 34"
  • Fingerboard: Hard Maple
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Nut Width: 45mm

Hardware & Electronics

  • Pickup: H - 1 Ceramic Humbucker
  • Controls: Volume, Hi & Low Cut/Boost
  • Bridge: Fixed
  • Tuning Machines: Open Back
  • Strings: 045-125
  • Pickguard: Oval Black
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£359.00
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