Music Man S.U.B. 4

Music Man S.U.B. 4

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S.U.B. 4, 4-string bass guitar from Music Man.

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  • Manufacturer: Music Man
  • Model: S.U.B. 4
  • Category: 4-string bass guitars
  • Added in our database on: 05/23/2007

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Music Man S.U.B. 4 user reviews

Average Score:4.3( 4.3/5 based on 14 reviews )
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rains_en's review

Music Man S.U.B. 4
The MusicMan Sub is not a stingray, but it doesnt disappoint. It is American made, which is supposed to foster quality and reliability. The Sub is great. It is pretty standard as far as basses go. It has a volume, a gain, and a tone knob. These three knobs, combined with the single humbucker style pickup are just enough to allow you to get any sound you want, whether it be smooth jazz or dirty rock. It has a bolt on neck, but it's fine.


The neck has a nice feel, it is neither too wide nor too thin. It tapers from the body to the headstock. An there is plenty of room to stretch to the high notes on the last frets. The stingray style design is nice, and the diamond-plate, oval pick guard is very unique. There is no thumb rest, but i dont see why one couldnt be added if need be. It isn't very hard to get a nice sound out of it, but since it's active, you have to rely on battery life. It would be neat if there was a meter for the battery so the bass doesn't go out in the middle of a show.


I think any bassist would be comfortable with this bass. Of course, the design is more rugged than a jazz bass, but it delivers whatever you ask for. I use it with a trace elliot gp7 and I couldnt be happier with such a combination. The gain control allows you to smooth out the tone as much as you want to get that slippery jazz styling, but cranking the gain is great for les claypool slaps. You can tell when the battery is dying because suddenly the bass starts sounding distorted, which is pretty cool actually.


I've been using this bass for about 4 years, and it's been a joy since. I have had to replace the circuit board in it once but I use it quite excessively, so I'll take the blame for that one. This bass was conveniently priced and exceptionally versatile compared to basses in the same price range. The neck is smooth, the tone is great. The action is easily adjusted. I like having the truss adjustment on the face off the bass, at the bottom of the neck, It helps you keep in mind the possibility you may need to adjust. I would definitely make the same choice in buying this bass, it was well worth the price... and Im happy to have it.

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

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The handle is pleasant
the ergonomics are good, the shape is classic
Weight? Well, it is heavy, very heavy ...
I find that not easily get a good sound, there he has one?


It is suitable to rock if you like sonorits garish ...

since I have it, I never managed to get a satisfying sound. when I bought it I did not know much about the bass and I got screwed.

I play on amps Ampeg BA 115 and MarkBass Little Mark.

with this bass is obtained as crystalline sounds even with acute strokes, it is a veritable disaster.

I prefers no sonority I dteste them all.


I possde for 3 years and my musician friends have always reproch me not having enough serious with this bass and they are right! so I ended up buying a new low!

the price of this bass is a veritable scandal! if you have 1000, a Fender Precision prfrez for example, I'm sure you will be more satisfied.

with the experience, I will never do this choice because this bass is a scam! that is to say, I would not even sell it, I would not want someone else to take the head with like me for 2 years. I believe that if we want good bass, better to take the time to conomiser and buy quality rather than losing his savings in an "instrument" like the.
jeff 7 adore.03/31/2012

jeff 7 adore.'s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Super now!"

Music Man S.U.B. 4
Agree with Will i am giving its opinion below! Well this is the "smallest" of MM.SUB .... it was sold, a preamp with no top at all, not the fishing eq, narrow and poor but good .. but it s still a MM, and fittings MM, MM violin making course in quality MM, so I changed the preamp to an East preamp, and the microphone for a Crel MM42, well, then there is a real ... MM ... so tell me why we will change everything ... finally, it will have cost me about 1400 euros and I have a super low here the calculation so if you see one on ebay, y 'aa sometimes even less than 700 euros, well worth the cost of equipping a East even without changing the microphone you will have a low equivalent has a stingray, (if I tell you!) To paint the handle which is not too tough on some it seems, on mine it is not partie.Mais I uses in the studio ...


Handle is pleasant yes, broad qd meme.Lourde she made her six kilos up to you ... you have a strap large.Le sound is present throughout the East preamp, the original is not good at all, the eq ineffective, nothing in the mids and treble, y'en peu.Ergonomie all is well in hand Mr big knobs seem indestructibles.Mon two bands eq is perfect.


MM is the sound, but also smacking sweet touches if the harmonic basse.Des easy to get, we can even do just that for fun. The rigidity of the violin and the choice of wood is uncompromising in MusicMan (see the videos of the plant MM on You tube.


I have since ans.J 7 'also have a JazzBass, an Ibanez Ergodyne typed in the series that I will ever métal.Bien on this choice is still versatile, but it's even a rather low typical funk, slap The East preamp .. I've put a huge gain, the original is not bon.Si you find a cheap buy là.C is both a Stingray after these changes and for much less expensive! I just read the reviews below ... the problem of this bass is just the prempli, I've also changed the pickup but hey, that's not required ... if it is, I repeat Absolutely a great bass!! a real MM as the guys say below!

Emaurin's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Music Man S.U.B. 4
- United States
- A micro double
- SETTING THE volume, treble, and bass. (Note that the electronic active)


- The neck is super enjoyable and has played well trs rgl home!
- She has the mouth of the bass (that's what my sduit first), normal weight.
- Easy to get a rock sound like a slap his funk.


- It tt be made to my style of play that melle jazz, rock and funk.
- Try with a H & K, that makes him great and with a body double ampeg c monstrous!
- The main advantage of this bass and it sounds tt on, very easy argl Maiss attention was not too keen to push the button because it just become a screaming fast! Are low trs pofonde .. .


- I use the SUB recently (about 2 months) and Thurs am super happy with this purchase.
- I love the ergonomics, and then it's so easy to play it is difficult to get Sparer!
- I tried to US Fender Jazz Bass, but too bad CHRE and rgl factory for some models ...
- The report price is really top quality, c moin CHRE a stingray and that makes tt much, plus she is trs good finish!

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