Item #1600053 Model #ST-RAY35SM-3TS-R2

Sterling by Music Man StingRay 5 RAY35 Spalted Maple Top Bass 3-Tone Sunburst


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A sleek 5-string bass with flexible tone shaping and smooth playability.

The StingRay 5 RAY35 bass combines the iconic Music Man StingRay design with modern enhancements for bassists who want flexible tone options and silky playability. Its smooth roasted maple neck and slim nut width make it easy to play, while the 3-band active preamp lets you shape your sound. The RAY35 features the familiar Music Man silhouette with an eye-catching spalted maple top to turn heads on stage. With an extended 5-string range, this StingRay offers the versatility to handle various tunings and techniques.

Roasted Maple Neck Provides Effortless Playability

The roasted maple neck gives you fast, fluid playability across the fingerboard. The roasting process enhances stability for reduced warping and provides a smooth, broken-in feel right out of the box. The slim 1.77" nut width fits smaller hands while still offering room for slapping and popping. Combined with the 12" fingerboard radius, the neck lets your hands glide easily during intricate passages and wide intervals.

Sculpt Your Sound With the Active 3-Band EQ

An active 3-band EQ gives you precise tonal control, with bass, midrange and treble bands for shaping your sound. Boost lows for a thumping bottom end, add mids for a punchy attack or accentuate treble for more bite and clarity. The EQ is flexible enough to dial in the perfect tone whether you're playing rock, funk, jazz or any genre. Use the EQ creatively to stand out in the mix or modify your tone on the fly for different songs.

Iconic Silhouette With a Modern Contoured Body

The contoured body retains the legendary Music Man StingRay profile while enhancing playability. Strategic arm and chest carves provide comfort and balance. The treble side bout is slightly more extended for easier access to the upper frets. Combined with the cutaway, you can solo confidently across the entire fingerboard. The sculpted rear allows your thumb to rest naturally, facilitating various hand positions.

Eye-Catching Spalted Maple Top

The spalted maple top isn't just beautiful to look at - its unique patterns make your bass visually distinctive. The organic wood patterns range from subtle to highly dramatic, giving each RAY35 a one-of-a-kind appearance. Whether playing live or in the studio, the striking maple top is sure to draw looks and inject your performance with artistic flair.


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