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S U B, RAY 4 or RAY 34

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jon zee, Nov 24, 2012.


  1. jon zee

    jon zee

    Nov 10, 2012
    Hey guys looking to buy a 2nd Bass .want a 4 string I have a 5 string euro bolt on Spector really like it . Would like another style of bass was looking at sb14 or ray34. Then I saw the SUB line is it worth the extra money to go with sb14 or ray34.. :confused: thanks for your input. Jon
     
  2. tedesco23

    tedesco23

    May 12, 2010
    Evansville, WI
    I was in a similar position earlier this year, looking for a 4-string to go with my 5-string Carvin. After reading lots of reviews, I went with a Ray34, and I couldn't be happier. I think the consensus is that the Ray34 is almost indistinguishable from a legit MIA Stingray--most seem to say that they either can't hear or a difference at all, or else if they can, it's really, really close.

    The new SUB line is definitely a budget line, though for what you pay, everyone seems to think it's a great bargain. The Ray34 is a big step up in cost, but to me, at least, it's definitely worth it.
     
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  4. This thread was helpful for me. It got me researching the difference between the two. I was getting ready to pull the trigger on a SUB Ray4. Now I think I'll hold out and get the Sterling Ray34
     
  5. tsunami1052

    tsunami1052 What the Funk?

    Sep 13, 2005
    Wyoming
    I dig my Ray34. I play it all the time at one of the local pub gigs we do. Could be a pound or two lighter, but for the price they are great and I dont have to worry about trashing a USA Stingray.
     
  6. jon zee

    jon zee

    Nov 10, 2012
    Thanx for the input is there any more of you that would like to comment
     
  7. I have a Euro 5LX also, and recently picked up a Stingray 5 to use. The stingray is now gone, and I'll be buying another Spector

    Fwiw..
     
  8. I have both, the fit and finish on the ray are a plus.
    The eqs are different, the subs eq is a monster, have to back the bass way down, still awesome for the money. A great player
    Keep in mind I picked up a excellent used ray34 for only $50 more than a new sub .
     
  9. Aznslappadabass

    Aznslappadabass

    Nov 27, 2012
    I've had the Ray34 for about 5 months now and after several gigs and countless practice sessions I couldn't be happier. The only other sounds I feel like I could use now is a classic p-bass but even with some tweaking I can get kind of close. Get the Ray34 somehow, new or used, but get it.
     



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