I have for sale a beautiful 2013 Sterling by Music Man Ray35 in a limited edition color of Transparent White Blonde with a tortoise shell pickguard. It pains me to put this one up to sale, since I'm fond of the MM tone. Unfortunately, this bass has to go since my shoulder can't hack the weight, even with a big neoprene strap. Luckily for many folks, it's average weight for a Ray35/SR5. Bass Central said it is 10.5 pounds, my digital scale says 10.4 pounds.
I bought this one from Bass Central at the first of March and I can't find a mark on it. It looks great, sounds great, has the signature Stingray Music Man tone and a great B string. In addition, this model has a versatile 3-band EQ and the 3-way pickup switch (parallel/series with filter/series) offers a nice palate of tonal possibilities. Also, the SBMM gig bag will be included.
Here are the specs listed from SBMM on the Ray35 TWB:
Our newest finish, ‘Translucent White Blonde’, gives a nod to the classic instrument finishes of the late 1950′s. Its’ high gloss, “whitewashed” look highlights the Ash wood grain, allowing each instrument its’ own individual personality. A rosewood fingerboard, satin finished neck and body color-matched painted headstock round out this bass.
Nut Width: 45mm
Neck Width, 12th fret: 62mm
Neck Wood: Maple
Fretboard Wood: Rosewood (TWB)
Tuning Machines: Open
Neck Joint: 6 Bolt
Fretboard Radius: 12”
Pickup Selector: 3 Position Tone Selection
Pickups: Alnico Humbucker, SBMM Design
Bridge: Fixed, SBMM Design
The first three pictures below are from Bass Central of the exact bass I'm selling. The pictures after that were taken with my phone. I'm still not too happy with them, so I might try again with my digital camera.
I have completed several flawless transactions on TB and I have 100% feedback on eBay under the username "Bass-316". eBay Feedback Profile for Bass-316
These are selling for roughly $789 new, so I'm asking
shipped (or best reasonable offer) to anywhere in the continental USA. I'm not looking for trades at this time, as I've got another bass on the way and a second one to buy once this one sells. Also, I'll be listing this on ebay soon, as I want to try and move this out.