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SBMM Sterling Ray 34 Questions...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bigscore1000, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. bigscore1000


    Mar 6, 2004

    I really want to pick up 1 of these but i have a few questions regarding the 34 and 34CA models.

    1. Is the 3 band Ray 34 also have the "slab body" design like the 34CA?

    2. Is the Norstrand MM 4.2 pickup a "direct" replacement for either bass?

    3. 2 band vs 3 band - Does either have the more "traditional" Stingray sound?

  2. RichardCranium

    RichardCranium Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2009
    Boynton Bch FL
    1. No the 3 band has the body contours. Also the nut is wider more of P width than a J width.

    2. Looks like it is. I have a Ray35 and am quite happy with the electronics I didn't feel the need to change anything. Only mod I made to mine was strap locks.

    3. The 2 band in the 34CA is considered to be the more "traditional" Stingray preamp because the 2 way and 3 way are voiced different. I'd suggest finding a store that has both and compare them back to back.

    Both are great basses you can't lose either way! :bassist: