Sterling by Music Man StingRay Ray35 5-String Electric Bass- Trans Black Satin

Sterling by Music Man

The 5-String Version of the Classic StingRay Design with Upgrades for Today’s Music Scene

Modeled after the Classic 5-string Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Bass, the Sterling by Music Man Ray35 BK is the latest in Sterling’s StingRay 5-string bass lineup. Featuring a classic design with an array of modern appointments, the StingRay 35 delivers the big, bold sound that StingRay basses are famous for at a price that today’s bassists are sure to love.

Featuring a  modern contoured Mahogany body with Poplar Burl Veneer Top in a Trans Black Satin Finish, the Ray35PB offers killer looks at a surprisingly low price point. Sporting a comfortable Roasted Maple neck, and a Rosewood fretboard, the Ray 35BK is on point in every way. The Roasted Maple neck has a 34" scale length, a 9.5" fingerboard radius, and a silky satin finish making it extremely comfortable to play in all musical situations.

The Ray 35 features active electronics including a Sterling by Music Man designed alnico humbucker pickup in the bridge position with a 3-band active preamp that allows you to dial in the exact tone that you need. From a thunderous low end growl, to bright and punchy highs, the Sterling by Music Man StingRay 35 covers a wide range of sonic territory. The hardware includes a rock solid Sterling by Music Man designed bridge with open gear tuners both of which feature vintage looks with modern functionality.


  • Model: RAY35PB
  • Body Wood: Mahogany - Poplar Burl Veneer Top
  • Body Color: Trans Black Satin (TBKS)
  • Bridge: Sterling by Music Man Designed Bridge
  • Pickguard: Black
  • Scale Length: 34" (86.4cm)
  • Neck Radius: 9.5" (24cm)
  • Frets: 22 Frets, Medium
  • Neck Width: 1.77"(45mm) at Nut
  • Neck Wood: Roasted Hard Maple
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fret Markers: White Dot Markers
  • Tuning Machines: Open Gear
  • Truss Rod: Single Action
  • Neck Attachment: 6 Bolts
  • Controls: 3-band Active Preamp
  • Switching: 3-way Toggle Pickup Selector
  • Pickups: H - 1 Alnico Humbucker
  • Strings: Ernie Ball 2836 Super Slinky
  • Gig Bag: Deluxe Sterling by Music Man Bag

Vintage Design With Classic Tone and Smooth Playability

Modeled after the classic 5-string Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay, the Sterling by Music Man StingRay 35 delivers strikingly modern looks and a versatile modern bass sound. By combining killer aesthetics like a Trans Black Satin Finish with a Poplar Burl Veneer top with a host of modern appointments, like a Sterling by Music Man designed Alnico-1 Humbucker pickup and a 3-band active preamp, the Sterling by Music Man StingRay 35 covers a wide range of sonic territory from bright and punchy treble tones, to thunderous and seismic bass tones that make the StingRay perfect for an array of musical styles.