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Sterling by Music Man SUB Ray4 and Ray5, Part 2

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Dec 20, 2013.


  1. smperry

    smperry Moderator Supporting Member

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  2. jazzonlyjazz

    jazzonlyjazz

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    Oh thank god...didn't want to go through a thousand posts...
     
  3. Dustykatt

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    YAY! Anyway, still loving my Sub 4. Now with the release of the black "charcoal" look I was Gasing over another one. THEN the 5 string is announced! Staph it! I just started playing bass in May and now I want ALL THE THINGS!!!!

    I need an amp worth a S*it first. My little Rumble 15 practice amp is starting to sound puny.
     
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  4. spaz21387

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    I still love my mint green ray4. I got it in august. I havent picked up my other basses since I got it.
     
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  6. Mastermold

    Mastermold Supporting Member

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    When is a mint green Ray5 coming out? :D
     
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  7. spaz21387

    spaz21387

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    Very good question... I have no idea but Id like to see one too.
     
  8. JHandley

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    My thought as well!
     
  9. russpurdy

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    One on the way for me!
     
  10. NAVET

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    Satin Blue RAY4 on the way for me. Hopefully Friday or Saturday it'll show up on my doorstep.
     
  11. Trayster2

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    I just scored a white one on ebay today with Christmas gift cards. I am SOOOO excited!
     
  12. dannybuoy

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    Is the blue one likely to be available in the UK?

    Make that in a satin transparent orange and you can just take my money now!

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  13. NAVET

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    Just arrived today. It appears as though I made a great first bass choice.

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  14. Selta

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    The 7th one back in that picture has what appears to be a high amount of flame. Looks awesome.
     
  15. exidor

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    +1
     
  16. HockeyDawg

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    Just picked up a mint green Ray4 and I love it. Beautiful tone even with stock strings. My only complaint so far is that it seems to distort a bit with either of my pedals. I run it through a Digitech bass chorus and a Proco Juggernaut. Once I figure it out, it just may become my main gigging bass.
     
  17. Maxdusty

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    HockeyDawg, lower your pickup height and see if that works. Previous thread had a few people with similar issues and the solution was that.
    I also have a mint green Ray 4- nice bass and color- have my eye on a Ray5 next.
     
  18. LouieLouie16

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    I'm not a 5 string player BUT I will say the sub ray5 is absolutely a shocker of a bass. Very clear sounding, and great overall feel. I was very surprised at the quality at the price I saw(about 200 and change) and totally considered buying one.
     
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  19. Hank Scorpio

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    How do people find the B string on these? I'm still not convinced I need a fiver, but I sure am tempted

    If I decide against it, I'll still probably end up with a 4 string sooner or later. I don't have an MM style or active bass, so it'd be good to get the variety.
     
  20. LouieLouie16

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    I liked it a lot and I usually hate the way a low b string sounds on any bass(go ahead, get the torches, I know) you really can't go wrong at all for the price, definitely a great first 5er
     
  21. Hank Scorpio

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    Unfortunately it wouldn't be my first 5; I've ended up selling all I've owned, like you I just can't seem to get to grips with them. It's been a few years since my last one, though, so I'm considering trying again.

    I was looking at the black model, and the 4 string version with the separate control plate just looks better than the 5er with the larger pickguard to me.
     

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