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So...I got a Sterling S.U.B Ray4 today...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TheOriginalName, Jun 13, 2018.


  1. TheOriginalName

    TheOriginalName

    May 28, 2018
    DD0B274C-6199-4811-8B4E-878F294E12B9. 72B9054D-8F64-498C-934D-11AD11CF1B48. After some time and many threads, I decided that, based off how it felt to me, how it sounded, and the recommendations you guys gave me, it would be wise to pull the trigger. I like it, a lot. I don’t think I’m qualified enough to give a review on the matter, seeing as I’m new, but I will say that it looks, sounds, and feels very nice. I wouldn’t know how to accurately describe the sound in comparison to other basses I’ve tried out, so I’ll attempt a vague description. The S.U.B Ray4 has a very low, growly tone, at least to me. I got mine in a blue satin finish. The S.U.B Ray4 feels a lot beefier in comparison to my K.I.A Squier. I’m satisfied with my purchase. I believe I owe thanks to all of you bassists out there who gave me advice and assistance.
     
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  2. twinjet

    twinjet CFM-equipped Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2008
    49
    Seeing how you feel like you owe TB, a picture of your new bass seems fitting. Congrats.
     
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  3. TheOriginalName

    TheOriginalName

    May 28, 2018
    I will soon, but I’m writing at night and probably going to sleep soon.
     
  4. Mark76

    Mark76

    Dec 1, 2015
    Leicester
    K.I.A?

    Killed In Action?
     
  5. Birddogcof

    Birddogcof

    Jun 1, 2017
    Utica, MI
    Congrats on the new bass. A friend of mine has one and it plays nice and sounds good.

    Where'd you get it from? New or used?
     
  6. TheOriginalName

    TheOriginalName

    May 28, 2018
    The strap on the old one came loose and it fell, so we returned it and got refunded via the guitar center pro coverage plan. I said KIA as a joke.
     
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  7. TheOriginalName

    TheOriginalName

    May 28, 2018
    We got it from guitar center. New.
     
  8. dustklose

    dustklose

    Feb 5, 2005
    North Dakota
    I've been considering that exact same bass. I seem to gravitate to it every time I get to a GC. One day...
     
  9. darkinners

    darkinners

    Oct 4, 2006
    These bass are amazing, I will tell you what, I have an EBMM Stingray Classic and my friend have a Sterling Ray . For the life of me. If you were blind fold me. I honestly can't tell which is which!
    The EBMM has nicer neck but that's about it.

    These Sterling basses are real bargain
    Congrats!
     
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  10. TheOriginalName

    TheOriginalName

    May 28, 2018
    I think it’s a nice change in pace vs my previous squier PJ bass (RIP).
     
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  11. Congrats!
     
  12. klaymaster

    klaymaster

    Jun 10, 2016
    I have the same bass from 2014. They've improved some stuff since then. When I first got mine (see profile pic) it had really high output on the E string and the others were wimpy. I took the preamp out and that helped and then eventually went with a Duncan pickup.
    Good choice of bass!
     
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  13. johnson79

    johnson79

    Jan 8, 2010
    Lancaster, PA
    I have a Ray34 and it really is a great bass, the build quality is outstanding. Enjoy!
     
  14. dustklose

    dustklose

    Feb 5, 2005
    North Dakota
    That's what I'm looking for, a nice change versus my VM 77 Jazz.
     
  15. edencab

    edencab

    Aug 14, 2013
    Toronto, On
    Congrats!....you will be very happy you bought it.........I bought a SUB4 a few years ago.....these things are wicked powerful, super value for the $$....the neck feels great, well balanced....
    ...I put D'addario black tape wounds on it, (black bass)..they sound amazing .
    ...swapped out the black PG for tort..then swapped for black pearloid............love your blue satin
     
  16. Great looking Bass. Congrats!!!
     
  17. bogwart

    bogwart

    Apr 9, 2014
    Congrats man! I bought mine a couple of years ago with the intention of modifying it. Out of the box, it's a great bass for the price and it has a great feel to it for sure. I do prefer the decals on your headstock better than the giant "SUB" on mine!
     

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  18. Zoobiedood

    Zoobiedood Commercial User

    Sep 1, 2015
    Writer/Ambassador/Artist/Resident Bass Expert for Seymour Duncan
    Wow! Nice bass! I was always curious about that line- their basses and the guitars, as well. It seems like a great value.
     
  19. KillerEddie

    KillerEddie

    Aug 10, 2016
    Georgia
    Why wouldn’t you be qualified to review it? Your opinion is as valid as that of the next person. I’m curious as to the range of tones these provide versus a standar Stingray
     
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  20. Nebula24

    Nebula24

    Nov 23, 2017
    Norman, OK
    The sub4 is one of the few full scales that tempt me (in my price range). Always play em when available at music store.
     

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