Item #1600016 Model #ST-RAY35HH-CFR-R2

Sterling by Music Man StingRay 5 RAY35 HH Bass Charcoal Frost


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Iconic StingRay tone and playability in a 5-string bass.

The StingRay 5 RAY35 HH bass brings together the best of Music Man's iconic bass design in a versatile 5-string model. Powerful humbucking pickups designed by Sterling deliver the signature huge, bold StingRay tone, while the 3-band active EQ preamp allows you to shape your sound with detailed control over lows, mids and highs. The roasted maple neck provides exceptional stability as well as bright, clear tone that complements the warm low end. With its fast-playing neck profile and smoothly contoured body shape, the StingRay 5 makes extended playing comfortable and easy. The lightweight nyatoh body offers impressive resonance and sustain. For bassists who need the iconic StingRay sound in a flexible 5-string platform, the RAY35 HH is the perfect choice.

Two Sterling Humbuckers Provide Big, Bold Tone

The StingRay 5 RAY35 HH bass gets its signature sound from two powerful Sterling humbucking pickups. With Alnico 5 magnets and a wide frequency response, these pickups deliver deep lows, growling mids and singing highs that cut through a mix. The two pickups allow for wider tonal variety, from punchy attack in the bridge position to round, full tone in the neck pickup. With the 5-way toggle switch, you can blend the pickups or use them individually to craft your ideal bass sound. Whether you need a fat funk tone, an aggressive rock growl or articulate jazz lines, the RAY35 HH pickups provide the versatility you need.

Roasted Maple Neck Offers Stability and Bright Tone

The RAY35 HH bass features a roasted maple neck that provides rock-solid stability as well as enhanced tone. The roasting process minimizes the neck's reaction to changes in temperature and humidity, keeping it straight with excellent action. Tonally, roasted maple has a bright, clear sound that adds definition to the low end, complementing the warm, deep voice of the nyatoh body. Combined with smooth satin finish, the roasted maple neck offers a fast, comfortable playing feel. The 34" scale length provides tension that enhances articulation and makes the RAY35 HH a great choice for a wide range of bass playing styles.

Shape Your Sound With the Active 3-Band EQ

An active 3-band EQ preamp gives you detailed tone shaping capabilities on the StingRay 5 RAY35 HH. The low EQ scoops out low mids for a tight, focused bass response or boosts lows for thunderous bottom end. The mid control lets you dial in anything from a hollow midrange to a biting nasal midrange peak. Treble can be boosted for pick attack and string noise or cut for a smoother top end. With so much tonal control at your fingertips, it's easy to craft the perfect tone whether slapping funk lines or rocking distorted bass riffs.

Comfortable Neck Profile and Contoured Body

Everything about the StingRay 5 RAY35 HH is made for comfortable, long-lasting playing sessions. The neck has a fast, slim profile that makes moving around the 5-string neck effortless. The body contours fit your body perfectly while playing seated or standing. At just under 8 pounds, the RAY35 HH is lightweight enough for hours of performing without neck or back strain. Whether you're playing live shows or tracking in the studio, you can count on the StingRay 5 to keep you playing your best all night long.

  • Wood: Roasted maple
  • Radius: 12"
  • Width: 1.77" at nut
  • Neck attachment: 6 bolts
  • Scale length: 34"
  • Truss rod: Dual-action
  • Configuration: HH
  • Type: 2x Ceramic humbucker
  • Controls: 3-band active preamp
  • Switching: 5-way
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Fret size: Medium
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Fret markers: White dot markers
  • Pickguard: White
  • Body wood: Nyatoh
  • Bridge: Fixed bridge
  • Tuning machines: Open gear


  • Two Sterling by Music Man-designed, Alnico humbucking pickups
  • 3-band active preamp with volume, bass, mid and treble controls
  • 5-way pickup selector switch
  • Roasted maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium frets
  • Open gear tuners

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Nickel (Metallic), which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to