The S.U.B by Sterling Ray 4-String Bass is a relative of the Music Man Stingray 4 and it is certainly recognisable with its curvaceous body and familiar oval pickguard shape. The Ray4 comes in a left handed model which ensures left handed players don't miss out on this affordable yet impressive bass. Crafted with a lightweight basswood body, the Ray4 offers a comfortable playing experience and a defined tone with great dynamics. For an even more versatile performance, the SBMM Humbucker and 2-Band Active Preamp allow excellent tone shaping options so that you can always find the tune you want to rock to that night. The satin finished maple neck enables fast playing and provides clarity and brightness, while the maple fingerboard produces a snappy, tight attack.
Loaded with a high output SBMM Humbucking Pickup, the Ray4 produces loud yet clear tones with plenty of onboard tone shaping options. The pickup and 9V active preamp work perfectly to preserve the bass' natural sound whilst still offering a platform for you to adjust the controls so that it works for you. The controls include volume, high and low cut/boost, which allow you to find your own sound within the array of sonic possibilities available.
The basswood body means that the Ray4 is lightweight and is easy to rock with during those long gig nights or studio sessions. The tone of the Ray4 offers good dynamics and excellent definition, perfect for creating a versatile and defined performance. The tone produced by the basswood is not too bright yet not too warm and this is therefore ideal for players who prefer to use their amp to create their sound rather than relying on the characteristics of the tonewood.
The Ray4 features a smooth maple neck which enables fast and comfortable playing. The already smooth feel of the maple is intensified with the silky touch of the satin finish which looks and plays great. The maple neck yields bright and twangy tones with amazing clarity while the maple fingerboard offers tightness with snappy attack. The bolt-on neck offers excellent strength which will stay in position so you don't have that worry whilst you are rocking out hard.
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