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Sterling by Music Man StingRay Ray5 5-String Bass in Ruby Red Burst Satin


The Sterling by Music Man StingRay Ray5 is a workhorse of a bass that captures that iconic StingRay look and tone at a more affordable price point. The Ray5 is the 5-string model providing extra low end.


  • Single ceramic humbucker delivers that classic StringRay thump.
  • 2-band active preamp for shaping your tone.
  • 34" scale length and 12" fingerboard radius offers modern playability

Body and Neck

The Ray5 features a basswood body that helps keep the weight of the instrument down and is paired with a maple neck and a matching maple fingerboard. This bass has a 35" scale length and a 12" radius fingerboard for modern feel and playability.


At the heart of the Ray5 is the single ceramic humbucker in the bridge position. It's this pickup that provides that classic thick and punchy sound that StingRays are revered for. To help get that tone to sit right in the mix the Ray5 features an onboard active 2-band preamp so you can tweak your sound to fit your needs.


  • Model: Ray5
  • Body Wood: Basswood
  • Body Color: Ruby Red Burst Satin
  • Bridge: Fixed Bridge
  • Pickguard: Black
  • Scale Length: 34" (86.4cm)
  • Neck Radius: 12" (30.5cm)
  • Frets: 22 Frets, Medium
  • Neck Width: 1.77" (45mm) at Nut
  • Neck Wood: Hard Maple
  • Fingerboard: Jatoba
  • Fret Markers: White Dot Markers
  • Tuning Machines: Open Gear
  • Truss Rod: Single Action
  • Neck Attachment: 6 Bolt
  • Controls: 2-band Active Preamp
  • Switching: N/A
  • Pickups: H - 1 Ceramic Humbucker
  • Strings: .45-1.25
  • Gig Bag: N/A
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