Sterling S.U.B Series Ray4 W Bass Guitar - White

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RRP $625.00

Music Man Sterling S.U.B. Series Ray4 W - 4 String Active Bass Guitar in White. Based of it's cousin, the Music Man String Ray, the S.U.B. Series Ray4 boasts the same impressive build quality and unique, original design.

Music Man Sterling S.U.B. Series Ray4 W - 4 String Active Bass Guitar - White

Great Tone Control with Maximum Flexibility
Based of it's cousin, the Music Man String Ray, the S.U.B. Series Ray4 boasts the same impressive build quality and unique, original design. With active electronics, large magnetic pole humbucker pickup and satin finished neck, the Ray4 offers plenty of tone adjustment all while looking and feeling great to play.

On board 2 Band Active Preamp
The Sterling S.U.B. Series line of Ray4 bass guitars feature a single humbucker pick up wired to a 2 Band Active Preamp. The large magnetic poles are perfect for large, low-end frequencies, and the dual channels of Preamp EQ provide full boost and cut of bass and treble. Tones can be aggressive, wild or mild, and easily adjusted to any genre. The high output of the pickup reproduces the natural tone of the bass with clarity and minimal colouration to the sound.

Battery Powered
Powered by a single 9V battery with a simple, easy to open battery hatch, battery changes for the active preamp are quick and easy. Battery life should last for several months before needing to be changed. Always unplug the bass when not in use to get the most out of the battery life.

A Design Built to Last a Lifetime
Superior design and construction make the Sterling SUB Ray4 a solid, well built instrument that is made to last through countless hours of use in all musical situations. Designed by Music Man, the 6-bolt neck joint offers great tone transfer, as well as strength, stability and support, so the neck will always stay in position under a heavy load. If adjustments are needed, the truss rod adjuster at the base of the neck provides a quick and simple solution to get the Ray4 bass guitar positioned exactly how you want it.

Top Mounted Output Jack
The conveniently placed top mounted output jack eliminates fumbling and reduces accidental cable pull-outs. The heavy duty jack is built to withstand plenty of use and abuse, another great design feature of the SUB Ray4.

With a great tone, a design known throughout the music industry, and available in a stylish white, the Sterling S.U.B Series Ray4 Bass Guitar is made to turn heads.


  • Solid hardwood bodies
  • 34" full scale maple necks
  • Medium jumbo frets
  • Satin tinted neck finish
  • 38mm nut
  • 2 band on board active preamp, cut & boost
  • Large heavy duty bass bridge with full adjustments
  • Easy access truss rod adjuster
  • 6 bolt super strong neck joint

Great Sounding Affordable Bass

By: on 2 April 2017
After reading all the mainly positive reviews on this bass I ordered a white Sterling SUB from Swamp. The price was good and affordable these days for a beginners bass, but more than that..I am a semi pro working musician and this bass is equal to a lot of big name expensive branded basses that I own. I will use this on stage in a heartbeat at my next gig. It sounds very close to an EB MusicMan even though it was made in Indonesia. The workmanship is excellent and I know if Sterling Ball put his name to the SUB brand of guitars it has to be reputable and worthy of the title on the headstock Sterling S.U.B by MusicMan. Body build, paintjob, hardware are all excellent. The single pickup and electrics are very good and I have no grumbles about the volume control as some reviews on the web have mentioned. The graduation of volume seems even enough from off to flat out. The bass and treble 2 tone EQ works nicely and gives the guitar a nice range of various tonal sounds worthy of the big brother EB MM basses. The neck is beautiful to play with its rosewood fingerboard and satin finished maple neck. I looked over the bass as soon as I received it. Neck is straight and action wonderfully low without buzz. Whoever set the guitar up did a great job whether it was the factory or a tech at Swamp..intonation is near perfect across all 4 strings. The pick guard and pickup were covered in a film of protective plastic and the guitar arrived very well packed in a sturdy cardboard box also with internal solid cardboard packing. The bass was protected further in a white plasticized bag. Excellent work from Swamp for protection during shipping. Full marks Swamp. The differing sounds of the bass guitar with its simple 2 band EQ are very good and like I mentioned earlier equal to much more expensive basses. I am very impressed with this Sterling S.U.B (Sport Utility Bass from memory). Sterling Ball of the Ernie Ball MusicMan factory has designed and developed this budget bass guitar for beginners and professionals alike. An excellent buy compared to other brand basses in the same price range. As a working muso I am duly impressed. With the beautiful white body paintwork and black oval pick guard my wife has named her Domino..who am I to argue. Thanks Sterling and Swamp Industries. Giff.

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