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New Sterling by Music Man basses for 2012 (NAMM)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Tupac, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. Tupac


    May 5, 2011
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    Lookin' good! A blue sparkle Ray34 and two 34CAs. On that note, can anyone tell me if the non-contoured bodies are comfortable? I tried a Thunderbird and it felt like I was getting stabbed in the gut.
  2. EighthNotes


    Feb 12, 2007
    I've spent an hour or two with a Surf Green Ray34CA and I didn't realize it was non-contoured until just now. So it must be comfortable :D. Also, the edge are much more rounded than any Gibson.
  3. pudgychef

    pudgychef In Memoriam

    Jan 22, 2005
    Chongqing, China
    grrrr wish they would do one of the Classic Active Ray 34s in standard Ray neck....

    that blue looks sweet - love the matching headstock
  4. BoomingBass


    Apr 11, 2010
    I'm still waiting for them to slap a B string on that SB14 and make it an SB15.
  5. Bufalo

    Bufalo Funk in the Trunk Supporting Member

    Jan 6, 2005
    Harrisburg, PA
    Okay that cream/red-tort Classic Active just shot to the top of my Bass Want List.:hyper:
  6. bovinehost

    bovinehost Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball Music Man/Sterling By Music Man
    I've spent a few months with mine and never really thought about it. You feel the edges on a Ric or a Gibson but not on the Stingrays or Ray34s because they're so rounded.
  7. Evoke


    Dec 13, 2011

  8. Basso54


    Jul 22, 2003
    Dalhart, TX
    Black Classic Active with Tort Guard!!!! Why do I have to have GAS for a dozen basses all at once.
  9. I wonder if they'll offer that blue sparkle on their US made basses?
  10. peledog

    peledog Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2010
    San Diego, CA

  11. leftymike


    Sep 23, 2006
    Austin Tejas
    Any info on 2012 lefty basses?
  12. pudgychef

    pudgychef In Memoriam

    Jan 22, 2005
    Chongqing, China
    as for the non-countoured comfort question: I have played a few hundred gigs on a US SUB (also not contoured) never noticed a comfort issue...well other than it being pretty darn comfy and easy to play...not quite Bongo easy to play...but darn good! :)
  13. I'd be happy if they would update their website so I can checkout the 2012 lineup. Unfortunately, I've been after them for a couple of years to make a Lefty Ray 35, but I don't guess there is enough demand to justify it. I have a Lefty Ray 34, and never had any comfort issues.
  14. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I hope the preamp is improved. I had an early five string and it sounded nearly like a MIA SR5. The last one I played in a store looked great, but the tone was far to harsh to play.
  15. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    To add to SBMM news, I saw mention of SBMM SUBs for less than $300.
  16. 88persuader


    Aug 5, 2007
    Gotta get me one of those Shell pickguards for my Ray34 custom!

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