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Sterling by Music Man RAY34QM StingRay Electric Bass

The classic StingRay bass with some cool modern upgrades to make it as playable as ever.


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Bringing back a classic design, this StingRay is as great sounding and playable as ever. Featuring old-school design, with modern appointments, and an alnico humbucker for killer bass sound, this instrument is great for anyone looking for a quality bass.

Old-School Design
Modeled after the classic StingRay design, this bass has a vintage flare that looks great. With awesome quilted maple veneer top on a mahogany body, this bass has a large, low-end tone. The double cutaway design is contoured for the utmost comfort. The neck is a roasted hard maple and holds a 34" scale length. The fingerboard is a 9.5" radius roasted hard maple.  

Modernized Appointments
Upgraded for today's player, this bass doesn't disappoint. The body showcases a really unique pickguard. The bridge is Sterling by Music Man designed, modeled after the original on the Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay. The open gear tuners have a vintage look, but they've got modern functionality.

Alnico Humbucker
Rich with low-end tone, this bass has a Sterling by Music Man designed alnico humbucker pickup at the bridge. Coupled with the 3-band active preamp, this great sounding instrument can cover a range of styles.


  • Double Cutaway Stingray Design
  • Quilted Maple Veneer Top on Mahogany Body with Circular Pickguard
  • 34" Scale Length Roasted Hard Maple Neck
  • 9.5" Roasted Hard Maple Fingerboard
  • Alnico Humbucker with 3-Band Active Preamp
  • Sterling by Music Man Bridge and Open Gear Tuners
  • Includes Gig Bag

  • Get your Sterling by Music Man RAY34QM StingRay Electric Bass today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Bass Guitar
  • Gig Bag

Excellent bass but...


Straight out of the box this bass looks, sounds and plays great! I would highly recommend it for anyone looking for a quality instrument. The active electronics are very versatile, especially if you like jazz, rock or funk; and if you're looking for that famous Flea 'growl' this bass nails it. I don't think that this bass is well suited for country or blues - leave that to the P and J basses. But there are a few small caveats. 1- I noticed right away that it doesn't have an active bypass switch, which means that if you're playing out live and the battery goes out (and pray that it's not in the middle of a song) you're out of luck. You'll need a backup instrument or at the very least a spare battery on hand. 2- The pickup had a clanking noise. Like a lot of players, I like to rest my thumb on it while playing with my fingers. I opened it up and sure enough, there wasn't a lot of padding beneath it. I had some extra lying around, popped it in and problem solved. It was a 10 minute fix. Not an issue if you're a bass nerd like me who likes to set up and repair their own instruments. Otherwise you're going to be paying someone to do it for you, which is something you shouldn't be dealing with when buying brand new. 3- I noticed that the D string tuner was grinding a tad bit. I removed and disassembled it, applied some Teflon lube it the right places and voila - problem solved. But again, 'nerd', so if you're not like me, you're going to pay someone else. Granted, no brand, spanking new instrument is going to be perfect when you buy it but for $799 I would expect just a little more quality control and you should not have to deal with these 'small' issues from the get-go. In their defense, I'm sure Sam Ash and/or MusicMan would make good on these but then there is the sending back and waiting. On the upside, it comes with a very high quality gig bag; although this bass DESERVES a hard case. If it weren't for these small issues it would easily get 5 STARS!


Placentia, CA


I do not recommend this bass.


I currently have a Ray 4 sub series and wanted to upgrade. I've tried two Ray 34's both don't have the output that the Ray 4 has. Seeing how your paying more than double for the Ray 34. With everything flat on both basses the Ray 4 out performed the 34 by a long shot.


Hertford NC


You can't go wrong


The pictures don't do it justice. The 3 band EQ is very responsive. It stays in tune, frets super easy. The quilted maple top jumps out at you. Very high quality.




Awesome Bass for the Price


This is my second Ray 34. I preform live and do records so a good bass that sounds great and holds tuning is key. This meets every requirement I need. The tone is spot on for the Hard Rock I play. Sounds great in Pro Tools with no added effects other than a simple EQ. The finish looks great. I would definitely say if you want a Stingray bass and can not afford one get a Ray 34. I have had no problems or complaints with them.

Bob On Bass

Modesto, CA


RAY34QM StingRay Electric Bass

3.8 4


Number Of Frets 21
Scale Length 34"
Nut Width 1.5"
Fingerboard Radius 9.5"
Body Style StingRay Bass
Neck Wood Hard Maple
Fingerboard Hard Maple
Body Wood Mahogany
Top Quilted Maple Veneer
Pickup Configuration H
Bridge Pickup Alnico Humbucker
Bridge Type Standard Sterling Bridge
Tuning Machines Open Gears
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Gig Bag
Series StingRay
Model Ray34QM
Warranty Info:

Sterling by Music Man (referred to as SBMM) warrants for one year to the original retail purchaser that this instrument is free from defects in materials and workmanship. Any defect in materials, parts or workmanship, once determined to be defective by SBMM within the first year from purchase date will be repaired or replaced at the sole discretion of SBMM.
• This warranty does not cover damage caused by accident, misuse, abuse, unauthorized modifications or repairs, normal wear and tear from regular use.
• This warranty is only valid to the original retail purchaser and is not transferrable.
• SBMM & Praxis Musical Instruments Inc are not liable for any potential losses or other liabilities resulting from the inability to use this product.
• All warranty work, service or replacement of parts must be approved by SBMM Praxis Musical.
• Return Authorizations expire within 30 days of their issuance. Please ship your instrument to us in a timely manner.
• Under normal circumstances, repairs are completed within 2-4 weeks upon receipt. Should your instrument require additional time, you will be contacted by our Service Department advising you as to the time frame of repair.
Please contact Praxis Musical Instruments Inc. at (714) 532-6657 to obtain a Return Authorization Number. The instrument will need to be returned to their facility with all freight costs prepaid and insured for the List Price Value of the instrument to:
Praxis Musical Instruments Inc.
1850 W. Collins Ave
Orange, CA 92867

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