Item #1600021 Model #ST-RAY5HH-SBK-J1

Sterling by Music Man StingRay 5 RAY5 HH Bass Stealth Black


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

The StingRay 5 RAY5 HH bass from Sterling by Music Man delivers the iconic StingRay sound in a flexible 5-string platform. With its sleek double-cutaway body and fast-playing neck, this bass provides exceptional comfort and playability. Under the hood, two beefy humbucker pickups and an active 2-band preamp with 5-way selector give you a wide tonal palette. From punchy, articulate lows to growling mids and singing highs, the RAY5 HH can produce any tone you need. Thoughtful design choices like an ergonomic body contour, slim neck profile and lightweight construction make this bass a joy to play on stage or in the studio. With the RAY5 HH 5-string bass, you get that coveted StingRay growl in a flexible, easy-playing package.

Powerful Humbuckers Deliver Iconic StingRay Tone

The heart of the RAY5 HH's incredible tone lies in its pair of Sterling by Music Man designed humbucker pickups. With ceramic magnets and powerful coil windings, these pickups reproduce the StingRay's signature punch and growl with excellent clarity across the frequency range. Whether you want a percussive slap tone or a rich, sustaining fingerstyle sound, the humbuckers deliver. The bridge pickup provides an aggressive attack and biting treble, while the neck pickup smooths out the highs for a warmer, rounder tone. Blend the two together for the best of both worlds. The pickups feed into an active 2-band preamp so you get plenty of tonal shaping control at your fingertips.

5-Way Selector Provides Versatile Sound Options

Having two great pickups is only part of the tonal equation. To unlock the RAY5 HH's full potential, Sterling included a 5-way pickup selector switch. This lets you choose from five distinct pickup configurations to dial in your ideal tone. Go from the bridge humbucker for a modern, aggressive sound, to both pickups together for the classic StingRay growl. The 2 and 4 positions activate both pickups with unique phase relationships, while position 3 gives you the warm neck pickup soloed. With so many instantly accessible tones, you'll have no trouble keeping up with the needs of any musical situation.

Sleek Double-Cutaway Body Designed for Comfort

The RAY5 HH's sleek double-cutaway basswood body provides exceptional playing comfort thanks to its forearm and chest contours. Its lightweight construction reduces fatigue, even during marathon practice or gigging sessions. The 5-string neck has a fast-playing satin finish and narrow 1.77" nut width, making it easy for bassists of all skill levels to play. A pau ferro fingerboard adds brightness and sustain. The 34" scale length provides excellent string tension and snappy response. Whether you're a veteran bassist or just starting out, the RAY5 HH's design makes it easy and enjoyable to play for hours on end.

Premium Components for Outstanding Performance

Sterling didn't cut corners when it comes to the RAY5 HH's components and construction. It features a graphite-reinforced maple neck for stability and sustain, along with a smooth satin finish for fast playing. The basswood body gives you the perfect balance of weight and resonance. High-quality open gear tuning machines keep the strings locked in tune, while the 6-bolt neck joint provides rock-solid stability. A synthetic bone nut and 22 medium jumbo frets allow for buzz-free playing across the entire fingerboard. When you pick up the RAY5 HH, you're getting a professional-grade instrument built to deliver years of stellar performance.

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


  • 5-way pickup selector switch
  • Dual ceramic humbucking pickups
  • 2-band active EQ
  • 9v battery powered preamp
  • Jabon body and hard maple neck
  • 22 medium frets
  • Fixed bridge

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