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My Ray 35 Just Arrived...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BassMaster4s, May 14, 2009.

  1. BassMaster4s


    Jul 28, 2008
    Wind Gap, PA
    I'm at work, so I haven't had a chance to play it yet, but from the two minutes I've looked at it, everything seems good. I'll get familiar with it tonight and post a review tomorrow. Purchased from Musician's friend in the Honey burst finish. It looks absolutely beautiful.

  2. Freelancer


    Apr 6, 2009
    Tucson, AZ.
    Congrats. Looking forward to it. Better have lots of pictures! :)

    Rock on! :bassist:
  3. stflbn


    May 10, 2007
    Ray35 in Honeyburst is the only one I'm interested in.

    Still fighting the urge... winning... oh wait, maybe not... ya, i'm still winning...

  4. With Lime

    With Lime

    Feb 8, 2009
    Those darn Sterling by musicman are driving me nuts! The GAS is unbearable, but I just bought a MIM Jazz and that was hard enough on the budget. Still as much GAS as these reviews give me, they are very handy, looking forward to reading more, and yes, lots of pics!
  5. Johnius


    Dec 5, 2007
    I've been dying to see one of those reviewed. As long as the American-built specs are followed I would bet that you just got yourself one great deal. :bassist:

    And to echo the previous sentiments, if you don't come with pics don't come at all.

    Does it come strung with Slinkies?
  6. BassMaster4s


    Jul 28, 2008
    Wind Gap, PA
    Yup equipped with Slinkies. I'll get pics tonight if the wife lets me borrow her camera. I have a 4-string HH stingray, so I'll be comparing it to that.
  7. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I can't do it now, but I will get a SBMM Sterling or SR5 as soon as I can.:hyper:
  8. nice bass, cannot wait to here what you have to say about it
  9. mrkreuzschlitz


    Jun 30, 2008
    Dacula, GA
    I wouldn't mind having one of those Stingrays.
  10. portmanteau


    Nov 16, 2008
    Palo Alto, CA
    Hope you like your new bass!

    Last week, I played a Stingray-5 HH and fell in love with it. I didn't like the price tag, but, hey, no relationship is perfect, right?

    The Sterling by Music Man might be more up my alley, pricewise. Question, though: do they make RAY35s with double humbuckers? Or will I have to get an actual Stingray to get those?
  11. jimmy rocket

    jimmy rocket

    Jan 24, 2008
    Ayden, NC
    I wouldn't mind seeing pictures of one of those stingrays to prove the existence of said bass :)
  12. Freelancer


    Apr 6, 2009
    Tucson, AZ.
    They are only offered right now with the single humbucker. I don't know if they'll go HH, HS, or maybe even a Bongo in the future. Only time will tell. I'd probably explode from GAS if they did though. Barely containing it as it is now.

    Work that magic on the wife for the camera. Many are depending on you for visual sustenance!

    Rock on! :bassist:
  13. Look forward to hearing how it compares to your HH :)
  14. And especially after a week or two when the honeymoon has worn off. :)
  15. Rano Bass

    Rano Bass

    Sep 9, 2006
    Tijuana Mex.
    Congrats, i'm really liking those SBMM basses.
    Get your camera!
  16. ErebusBass


    Feb 20, 2008
    Madison, WI
    I'm hoping in a year or two they'll crank out a couple of HH models. Then I'd be very interested.

    Always wanted a stingray, don't have the $$$$.
  17. You can buy a used Stingray for the price of one of these if you look around.
  18. BassMaster4s


    Jul 28, 2008
    Wind Gap, PA
    The long awaited pics:


    The quality of this bass has truly blown me away. U played it through a GK MB2-500 into a GK 410RBH. The sheer power of this bass is remarkable.

    The finish was flawless. I especially like the nice touch of a matching headstock.

    One thing that bothered me is that the EQ knobs are backwards compared to my HH

    Everything was rock solid, and I wouldn't have guessed it was built overseas if I didn't already know.

    Simply put, this is on a level very close to the American stingrays. I have two shows next weekend where I plan to use the Ray 35 exclusively. I think I will have a better idea of the capabilities of the bass after that.

    Sorry for the choppy review, I'm at work and am running in all directions. Any specific questions, feel free to ask! :hyper:
  19. Xechs


    Mar 16, 2009
    Northern VA
    Looks, good! I ordered one in black a few days ago, I'll add pics next week to this thread when I get it.