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New SUB Base Ray 4 quality

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Tommar98, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. Tommar98


    Jan 21, 2014
    OK, I'm new to the forum. I purchased a new SUB Base, Ray 4 and the first one arrived with a big chip out of the back. I sent that back a got the replacement today. This one has a scratch on the faceplate. The frets also seem to be rough on both sides of the neck (maple). Has anyone else had these type of issues? It seems problematic that such simple quality issues like this make it out the door.
  2. russpurdy


    Apr 16, 2013
    The cold months can do a number on fret ends. Mine doesn't have the nicest frets but they are on par with other basses in the price range. I had finish issues with mine as well but it may have been due to the cold.
  3. tubatodd

    tubatodd Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2004
    Birmingham, AL
    I have a SUB ray 5 and a SUB ray 4 and both were made with excellent build quality. The only thing I needed to do (which is true of most basses) is use some 0000 steel wool on the back of the neck. Other than that it was in fantastic shape.
  4. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Eastwood Guitars, CHC Guitars, GHS strings
    Mine is excellent. Gigged it last weekend, performed flawlessly.