S.U.B by Sterling, Ray5 MN, Black

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  • Lightweight Basswood Body Offers a Great Tone
  • 2 Band Active Preamp for Tone Shaping
  • 45mm Nut for Improved Playability
  • Medium Jumbo Frets for Effortless Fretting
  • Slim Maple Neck and Narrow Nut for Large or Small Hands

S.U.B by Sterling, Ray5 MN, Black

The Sterling Sub Ray 5 Bass Guitar offers the best of a Music Man bass but at a more affordable price. With an incredible design and construction delivering a solid, reliable bass guitar, the Sub Ray 5 offers a range of great features that enhance its playability, allowing for easy adjustments to get the best sound. With its low noise humbucker offering a range of tonal possibilities, the Bass is also given a super smooth neck that allows for a comfortable play, perfect for beginners and intermediate players.

Product Ref: 40714

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Find Your Sound

These basses have a bright and natural tone which comes from the high output humbucking pickup. The 2 band active preamp gives you control over volume, bass and treble so you have maximum flexibility whilst finding your sound. Tones span the range from aggressive, wild to mild!

The preamp is powered by a 9 volt battery which sits in an easy to open compartment making changes simple and easy. This battery should last for several months under normal use, especially if you unplug the cable when you're not using the bass.

Slim Satin Neck

This SUB bass has a superior 6 bolt neck joint designed by Music Man which gives you strength, stability and great tone. You can trust that the neck will remain in position and not shift under heavy load. The unobtrusive neck heel allows you easy access to the higher frets so you can easily explore the fretboard.

The feel of the neck is important in a bass because of the amount of contact your hand has with it and the frequency of movement. The super smooth satin finish on the back of the neck is non glossy, never gets sticky and stays fresh. The tint in the finish also gives the Ray5 a nice classic look.

Easy Adjustments

All string instruments will benefit from the occasional adjustment to suit your preferred set up. The SUB neck adjustments are quick and easy, requiring no special tools. The small thumbwheel located at the end of the fingerboard is easy, quick and convenient and can be adjusted without removing the neck or strings. If you need to adjust the angle or height of the pickup, 3 screw adjustment makes this easy too.

The output jack is cleverly placed at the top of the body which means you won't be fumbling round trying to plug in your cable. Located on the control plate, the jack is secure and won't easily pull or get damaged when placed in a guitar stand. The heavy duty jack is designed to withstand plenty of use and abuse!


Body & Bridge

  • Body: Basswood
  • Bridge: Fixed
  • Construction: 6 Bolt-On
  • Finish: Gloss Black

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck: Maple
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Radius: 12”
  • Scale: 34”
  • Frets: 21 Medium Jumbo
  • Width at Nut: 45mm
  • Inlays: Dots

Electronics & Hardware

  • Bridge Pickup: Active Low Noise Humbucker
  • Controls: Volume/Bass/Treble
  • Tuners: Open Gear
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Case Included: No