The Music Man StingRay 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 StingRay encompasses the features that everyone loves about the original design but a lower price-point.
The SUB StingRay'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.
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.
- Series: Ray4
- Body Material: Basswood
- Body Finish: Vintage Sunburst Satin
- Neck Material: Hard Maple
- Scale Length: 34"
- Fingerboard: Hard Maple
- Number of Frets: 21
- Nut Width: 38mm
Hardware & Electronics
- Pickup: H - 1 Ceramic Humbucker
- Controls: Volume, Hi & Low Cut/Boost
- Bridge: Fixed
- Tuning Machines: Open Back
- Strings: 045-105
- Pickguard: Oval Black