Item #1600044 Model #ST-RAY35-VSB-M2

Sterling by Music Man StingRay RAY35 Bass Vintage Sunburst


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A formidable 5-string bass with exceptional playability.

The StingRay RAY35 bass combines sleek style with formidable tone, designed for discerning bassists. This 5-string bass features a smooth roasted maple neck and an iconic Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay bridge for exceptional playability and intonation. The RAY35 grants you versatile tone shaping with its 3-band active preamp, while the contoured body provides ergonomic comfort. Make a powerful statement on stage with the bold StingRay RAY35 bass.

Smooth Roasted Maple Neck For Comfort and Playability

The StingRay RAY35 bass has a roasted maple neck that provides exceptional stability and a smooth, comfortable feel during extended playing sessions. The roasted maple withstands environmental fluctuations in humidity and temperature far better than a standard maple neck. Its smooth satin finish allows your fingers to glide effortlessly up and down the neck for precise fingering and complex runs. The RAY35's fast, slick neck will keep your hands happy even during marathon gigs.

Iconic StingRay Bridge for Rock-Solid Intonation

This 5-string StingRay bass features a specially designed bridge modeled after the iconic Music Man StingRay. The highly resonant bridge provides rock-solid intonation so every note rings out with clarity and definition across the entire fingerboard. The bridge's precise engineering allows you to dial in the perfect string height and action for your playing style. Whether you favor fast fingering or a deep, pumping groove, the StingRay bridge gives you the intonation stability needed to play with confidence.

3-Band Active Preamp for Versatile Tonal Shaping

Take complete tonal control with the RAY35's flexible 3-band active preamp. The active EQ gives you powerful tone-shaping with dedicated bass, midrange and treble controls, letting you dial in everything from deep, rumbling bass to crisp, cutting treble. Sculpt your ideal tone to sit perfectly in the mix or stand out with aggression and authority. The active circuitry also prevents loss of clarity when playing hard, giving your sound definition and presence. Shape your signature sound with the RAY35's responsive 3-band active EQ.

Contoured Body Designed for All-Night Comfort

The RAY35's contoured body is specially designed for ergonomic comfort, even during marathon gigs. Its contoured back fits snugly against your body in a natural, balanced way. The sculpted arm and forearm carves give your fretting hand unlimited room to maneuver up and down the neck. The lightweight body design reduces fatigue so you can maintain your peak performance all night long. The StingRay RAY35 helps you play your best through the most demanding gigs.

  • Wood: Roasted maple
  • Radius: 12"
  • Width: 1.77" at nut
  • Neck attachment: 6 bolts
  • Scale length: 34"
  • Truss rod: Dual-action
  • Configuration: H-1
  • Type: Ceramic humbucker
  • Controls: 3-band active preamp
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  • Material: Rosewood
  • Fret size: Medium
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Fret markers: White dot markers
  • Pickguard: White
  • Body wood: Nyatoh
  • Bridge: Fixed bridge
  • Tuning machines: Open gear


  • Active 3-band preamp for shaping tone
  • 22 medium frets on a roasted maple neck
  • Nyatoh body with contoured shape for comfort
  • Alnico humbucker pickup for a warm, punchy tone
  • Sterling by Music Man bridge for solid sustain and intonation
  • White dot inlays on a rosewood fingerboard
  • Open gear tuners keep tuning stable
  • Dual action truss rod for precise neck relief adjustment
  • No pickguard for an unobstructed view of wood grain
  • 5-string for extended lower range

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