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The S.U.B. Series family of
instruments introduce a new level of quality, features and value for the
beginning or intermediate player. Part of the esteemed Music Man & Sterling by
Music Man family of instruments, we feel all players should have access to
affordable guitars & basses that feel, sound and play like a refined, crafted
The best components, hardware and designs all work in harmony to give you the
best user experience as you discover your sound. Our goal is to deliver an
instrument, at a price that surpasses your expectations.
The Ray4 and Ray5 basses are the cousins of the Music Man StingRay 4 and 5
basses. Classic, iconic instruments that defined a generation of bassists since
the late 70′s. Active electronics, low noise hum bucking pickups, rock solid
hardware and a simple, uncluttered look that is instantly recognizable and
We start with a solid hardwood body. Light, airy bodies full of tone are
attached to a slim, easy to play full scale maple neck. A narrow 38mm nut width
was created for easy playability. Medium jumbo frets allow for effortless
fretting. The slim neck and narrow nut feels at home with small or large hands.
Series Bass Boast Great Tone Shaping Features.
The tone is shaped by the onboard active 2 band preamp. Controls for volume,
bass and treble offer maximum flexibility in finding your sound. Full cut &
boost of bass & treble frequencies. The wide range of tones, guarantee you will
find your sound, for any musical situation.
We want your bass to last a lifetime. Superior design and construction are key
to delivering a solid instrument that will accompany you on your long musical
journey. All S.U.B. basses employ a superior 6 bolt neck joint. The 6 bolt neck
joint, designed by Music Man, offers strength, stability and great tone
transfer. The neck stays in position and won’t shift under heavy load. The neck
heel allows easy access to the higher end of the fingerboard and is unobtrusive.
Allowing your hands to freely move about the neck with ease. Rest assured, your
neck will stay put while your fingers roam about.
High Output Humbucking Pickup
The high output humbucking pickup was designed for clarity and true reproduction
of the basses natural tone, with minimal coloration. 2 rows of large magnetic
pole pieces pump the strings information into the pickup, feeding the 2 band
active preamp. Tones can be aggressive, wild or mild. Its up to you to find your
sound. 3 screw adjustment allow for more accurate positioning of the pickups
angle & height, allowing for more precise adjustments to match the strings
Satin Finished Neck
The feel of the neck is everything. Your fretting hand is touching the neck 100%
of the time you play your bass. We developed a super smooth satin finish for the
back of the neck. This finish is non glossy, never get’s sticky and always feels
fresh. The tinted satin finish looks great and gives the instrument a classic
look and feel.
All stringed instruments need some basic adjustments from time to time. Neck
adjustments can be intimidating for some. S.U.B. makes it easy and simple. S.U.B.
Series guitars & basses have an easy to adjust neck. No specialized tools are
needed. The small thumbwheel located at the end of the fingerboard makes it easy
and simple. You can use a small screwdriver or the included chrome bar to easily
and quickly adjust the neck to your preference. No need to remove the neck or
strings, you can make the adjustments on the fly. Easy, quick, convenient. More
time to play, less time for adjustments.
Top Mounted Output Jack
No more fumbling trying plug in the cable. The output jack is conveniently
placed on top of the body. Located on the control plate, the jack is secure and
won’t easily pull out or get damaged when placed in a guitar stand. We use a
heavy duty jack that is designed to withstand plenty of use and abuse.
The 2 band active preamp is powered by a 9 volt battery. The easy to open
battery compartment makes battery changes easy and simple. Simply flip up the
battery door, unclip the 9 volt from the clip and clip in your new battery.
Takes no time at all. The battery is easily accessible on the back of the body.
Your battery should last for several months under normal use. We recommend you
unplug the cable when not in use, to conserve on the batteries life span.
■Solid hardwood bodies
■34″ full scale maple necks
■Medium jumbo frets
■Satin tinted neck finish
■Narrow 38 mm nut width
■2 band onboard active preamp, cut & boost
■Large heavy duty bass bridge with full adjustments
■Easy access truss rod adjuster
■6 bolt super strong neck joint