Sterling by Music Man has unveiled the new S.U.B. line of basses, which the company says is meant to make Music Man designs available at more affordable pricing. The new line includes the Ray4 and Ray5, which are cousins to the Music Man Stingray 4 and 5 basses.
The new basses are built with hardwood bodies and maple necks with satin finishes. Neck adjustments are made easier with a thumbwheel at the end of the fingerboard for truss rod adjustments. The fingerboards are either maple or rosewood depending on the body’s color, which can be Black, White, Walnut Satin, or Honeyburst Satin. The basses all carry a humbucking pickup matched with a 2-band active preamp.
The Sterling by Music Man Ray4 and Ray5 will be launching in the U.S. this September with prices between $199 and $299. For more details, check out the Sterling website.
Sterling by Music Man S.U.B. Series Specs:
- 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