Sterling by Music Man Ray34

Ray34, 4-string bass guitar from Sterling by Music Man in the Ray series.

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Joe-Rhys's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" the equivalent of the stingray and less expensive!"

Sterling by Music Man Ray34
Then, to complicate things, the parts come from Korea to be assembled in Indonesia, once made instruments, they are sent in Orange, California for inspection, storage and distribution.
Therefore, it is a finite Asian to USD.
• Body Ash lightweight polyester finish
• Maple neck, oiled
• Nut Width (mm): 41.3
• Rosewood
• 21 frets
• Pitch (mm): 864
• Schaller
• Bridge Music Man steel with stainless steel saddles
• Chrome hardware
• a micro Humbucker Music Man
• Active Electronics
• Controls: Volume, Treble, Mid, Bass


Then, to clarify the situation, I effecté the test in a store in Grenoble by comparing the original musicman stingray ray and 34 honey burst finish.
the handle is as nice as the stingray, which is even better because it is flamed maple on the store and softer.
Ergonomics is the same as the stingray and access to acute.
the sound is that of the musicman stingray, nothing more, nothing less!


it is well suited to reggae to funk, rock, slap: Special mention groove (well mediums present).
I plugged into a Genz-Benz NEO 3.5 and it was really good.
it is a low groove made for it is this well rounded and bursting into mediums that I liked.
on the other hand, it's hard to play anything else!


I have tried only 1 hour but it's enough to make the comparison with an original stingray.
for models I tried, see my other test benches ...
For me, the price / quality ratio is undeniable; € 1029 against nearly 2000 € for the original stingray.
the musicman stingray you in 2 times cheaper with a finishing equal or even better!
honestly, it's a really lower than I liked to play.
for those who find it hard to believe what I say, go try it and be surprised!
to advise the stingray lover and those who swear by this sound ..

chris_laleau's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Superb Bass!"

Sterling by Music Man Ray34
- Body: Ash
- Neck: Maple, 6 screws fixing
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- No. of frets: 21
- Micro: Music Man ® Designed Humbucking
- Preamp: 3 Band Active Music Man
- Scale: 34 "Scale
- Cover included
- Strings: Ernie Ball Bass Strings: .045, .065, .080, .100
- Nut width: 43mm (1.69 ")


The handle is very nice, it is painted satin for speed, the head is painted and varnished bright. The frets are well finished and accurate.
The guitar weighs his weight, one feels after a quarter of an hour on the shoulder! But it is perfectly balanced. Access to acute neck is very easy. The sound is not super easy to create, the accuracy on the 3 / 4 hoop is essential. Ernie Ball Slinky strings seem to create the freeze. Considering the finish of the guitar, it does not come from the frets.


My favorite style is the slap and the game genre or Red Hot Maximum the Hormone, the guitar is perfectly suited to this style. The sound palette is very wide with active 3-band equalizer and MusicMan humbucker. Cepandant smacking sound and sometimes scathing of this guitar gives it special. However, it is possible to obtain a well rounded with this bass. Playing with a Hartke HA 3500, I found the correct sound, although a HP 15 "would be more welcome. I prefer the clicking sound and typical GM product this low. That is why I ' have chosen.


I own this bass for 1 week is short, but I waited a long time. Being left-handed, the choice is restricted and I am happy to finally have a bass that I really like it. Cort guitars I tried (I still have an action for that good bass violin) Fender Jazz bass and a Stingray, is trying the Stingray that my choice is focused on the Sterling, it's little sister.
What I like most about this bass: the look, accessibility to the pots, notes treble sound, sturdy parts, electronics active.
What I dislike: his weight.
I would wait to have this bass for a while before saying I would do if that choice.