Item #1600041 Model #ST-RAY34-BSK-M2

Sterling by Music Man StingRay RAY34 Sparkle Bass Blue Sparkle


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A sparkling bass with iconic StingRay tone and playability.

The StingRay RAY34 Sparkle Bass brings together the iconic tone and smooth playability that has made Music Man basses legendary, now with a dazzling new sparkle finish. Built with the working bassist in mind, the RAY34 pairs a powerful humbucker pickup with a flexible 3-band active preamp, allowing you to shape the signature punchy midrange bark and low-end rumble that defines the StingRay sound. The roasted maple neck and fingerboard enhance resonance while providing a fast, slick feel that makes playing effortless. With its contoured body and smooth forearm and belly carves, the RAY34 Sparkle Bass sits comfortably against your body. Balancing vintage appeal with modern playability, the RAY34 Sparkle Bass lets your tone and technique shine on stage.

Roasted Maple Neck and Fingerboard For Smooth Playability

The RAY34 Sparkle Bass features a roasted maple neck and fingerboard that enhance resonance and stability. The roasting process caramelizes the wood, resulting in a tight grain pattern that increases sustain. Roasted maple also provides a smooth, fast feel, allowing your fingers to glide up and down the neck. The satin finish offers a natural, organic neck feel that eliminates stickiness. Combined with the 34" scale length and narrow 1.69" nut width, the RAY34 Sparkle Bass gives you effortless access to even the highest notes.

Powerful Humbucker Pickup With Signature Tone

The RAY34 Sparkle Bass wields a single powerful humbucker at the bridge position, providing the iconic punchy midrange and low-end rumble that defines the StingRay sound. The pickup blends alnico magnets with a ceramic bar, capturing brightness and power. This humbucking design produces a strong, focused signal with reduced noise. Dial in the active 3-band EQ to shape the lows, mids and highs to perfection. Boost the mids to cut through a mix or turn down the highs to smooth out the attack. The pickup and preamp work together to recreate that recognizable StingRay growl.

Active 3-Band EQ for Flexible Tone Shaping

The 3-band active EQ gives you extensive tonal control, allowing you to craft your signature sound. The low EQ sculpts the bass end, adding or removing low-end thump. Boost the midrange to increase presence and articulation or cut the mids for a smoother attack. The treble EQ tailors the high-end bite and snap. Access the EQ through easy-to-use stacked knobs on the lower bout. Shape your tone to perfectly fit the song, from a biting funk slap to a subby synth-bass rumble.

Sleek Contours and Lightweight Body

The RAY34 Sparkle Bass features contoured edges and forearm and belly carves that comfortably fit your body. The sculpted basswood body centers the hardware while providing tonal resonance. The smooth carve along the forearm allows your hand to easily slide up and down the neck. The belly cut and beveled edges rest naturally against your torso while playing seated. Finished in eye-catching sparkle colors, the lightweight RAY34 weighs in at just 9 pounds for fatigue-free gigging. With its stylish looks and ergonomic design, the RAY34 Sparkle Bass makes an iconic onstage statement.

  • Wood: Roasted maple
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Width: 1.69" at nut
  • Neck attachment: 6 bolts
  • Scale length: 34"
  • Truss rod: Single-action
  • Configuration: H-1
  • Type: Ceramic humbucker
  • Controls: 3-band active preamp
  • Switching:
  • Material: Rosewood or roasted maple
  • Fret size: Medium
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Fret markers: White or black dot markers
  • Pickguard: Pearloid or black
  • Body wood: Nyatoh or mahogany
  • Bridge: Fixed bridge
  • Tuning machines: Open gear


  • Roasted maple neck
  • 3-band active preamp
  • Single humbucking pickup
  • Available in 3 sparkle finish options
  • Pearloid pickguard (BSK, SSK)
  • Black pickguard (PSK, VSB, BK)
  • White pickguard (FSV)
  • 21 frets
  • Open gear tuning machines
  • 6-bolt neck attachment

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