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Would anyone else like a SBMM Ray34CA with the standard nut width?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pudgychef, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. pudgychef

    pudgychef Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2005
    Chongqing, China
    Really like EBMM basses - have been very impressed with the SBMMs I have played.

    Had an EBMM Classic Stingray and while it was a gorgeous bass and sounded great..the 7(ish) nech radius was not comfy to me. Have always liked the 11(ish) radius and nut width of the modern Rays and Bongos

    Love the idea of being able to get the 2-band EQ, Slab body and gloss neck in a modern radius - but just can't get with the Sterling nut width SBMM equips the Ray34CAs with...just not as comfy to me.

    Anyone feel that way?

    I would love to grab that new(er) Silver-Metallic finish on the Ray34CA ...

    Not sure what good this thread serves...just curious if others feel the same :)
  2. Red_Label


    Dec 1, 2013
    MT, USA
    I come from guitar world (lead player for almost 30 years). I became pretty picky about necks, strings, etc over all of those years.

    But since I've switched over to bass several months ago, I've found that the differences in necks don't seem to bother me. I've got Sterling Ray 35, Ray 34, and Ray 34CA FL (fretless) basses, as well as an Ibanez SR300 that I've had kicking around for a while. I enjoy playing them all. I guess it's because basses all feel like "blunt force instruments" to me when compared to the electric guitars, acoustic guitars, mandolins, and ukeleles that I've been playing. When I started the switch over to mostly playing bass, I though I'd struggle with the massive-feeling strings and scales that basses have. But in reality, it's been quite liberating and honestly, I wish I'd have dived full-force into bass before now. It's been FUN!

    Anyways... not really an answer to your question, just wanted to chime-in that I'm pretty much licking it all right now.. from the tiny J-style neck of the fretless, to the sizable slab on the 5-string.

    Family pick of the Sterlings...

  3. pudgychef

    pudgychef Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2005
    Chongqing, China
    Guess I am alone in this 'want'...clearly why praxis/sbmm sells many more basses than I do!
  4. pudgychef

    pudgychef Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2005
    Chongqing, China
    One more try :)
  5. username1


    Dec 28, 2005
    alberta canada
    I agree, I just got the ray34ca with maple neck and I love everything about it except the small nut width. Give me a man sized neck.
  6. Are you looking for fretboard radius, or nut width, or both? There's no relation between the two...
  7. pudgychef

    pudgychef Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2005
    Chongqing, China
    I would like a standard Ray nut width and radius available in a glossy neck, classic Ray looking, 2 band EQ package.

    Like a Ray34CA without the Sterling style neck