For Sale/Trade SBMM Ray34CA

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Jimruth, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. Price:
    For a new band project, I need to get a P bass. And for peace at home I need to avoid adding another bass to my inventory. The one “expendable” bass I own is a Sterling by MusicMan Ray34CA. It’s a great bass that I’ve used as the backup to my EBMM Sterling 4H but find I prefer the SBMM for some songs. I’m guessing the bass was made in 2011 or 2012.

    Since the time of the photos I:
    - Cleaned the bass thoroughly, including polishing the frets
    - Replaced pick guard screws (which had been rusty) with new black ones
    - Replaced the control cavity cover screws (which had been rusty) with new chrome ones
    - Had the bass set up by a pro; installed Ernie Ball Cobalt Roundwounds
    - Installed Schaller Security Strap Locks

    I am having trouble with identifying any flaws with this bass.

    - Lightweight ash body (not as light as my MIM Geddy Lee Jazz, but not as heavy as my Ric 4001)
    - Slab body styling (no forearm & belly contours)
    - Glossy tinted neck finish
    - 38mm nut width (1.5”, same as Fender Jazz)
    - 34" scale
    - Classic active 2-band preamp
    - Classic Ray34 pickup with alnico polepieces
    - Maple fingerboard
    - 19mm string spacing

    A couple weeks ago I bought a decent Roadrunner gig bag for this bass. I will include it in this trade.

    In exchange for this bass, I want a P bass. By “P bass” I mean a Fender Precision, whether a MIM or even American, preferably in 3TSB with a rosewood (or pao ferro) fingerboard. I do not want a PJ. If you have an American-made model, then we can discuss how much cash I need to bring to the table.

    Note 1: I also would consider a G&L LB 100 or Tribute.

    Note 2: I also would welcome offers for a straight-up purchase. Again, I think $400 is a reasonable price for this awesome bass.
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  2. Mike Sorr

    Mike Sorr Supporting Member

    Oct 24, 2012
    Manchester, NJ
    I’ve owned a couple of these. They’re really great Basses.
  3. It is a great bass. The only thing I don’t like about it is the gloss neck. The oiled/waxed neck of my EBMM has spoiled me.
  4. SacRush

    SacRush Supporting Member

    @Jimruth - No mention of shipping cost? Is it included?
  5. Do you know how much it weighs?
  6. Been a few months but any chance this bass is still available?
  7. Scandar88


    May 25, 2020
    What a beautiful bass! I wish I had seen this when it was first posted.
    I hope your project went well.