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  1. Hi I bought this bass three months ago and was so impressed I’ve subsequently gone out and bought the music man version. Therefore this is now up for grabs. Sounds absolutely awesome below is a copy of an online review someone has done check out my feedback and buy with confidence Ernie Ball® was revolutionary when they came onto the scene, and over time, the design has been refined over and over. In 1985, Ernie Ball Music Man® started production out of their factory located in San Luis Obispo, California, which led to improved visibility marketing basses and guitars with largely player-endorsed signature models. At first, Music Man was reluctant jumping into the entry-level budget market, but in the late 1990s, demand for cheaper versions of Music Man instruments increased. In 2008, the SUB line economy basses were replaced by the Sterling by Music Man series, licensed by Praxis Musical Instruments, who built this new import budget brand. I happen to own one of the early Ray34 basses and still use it when I perform live, although Covid-19 has put a slight damper on gigging for the unforeseen future. Sterling by Music Man sent us one of their short-scale basses in the four-string configuration for review. Right now, Daphne Blue and Olympic White are the only two colors available. First Impression High quality shipping standards aren’t always a priority with some companies who “chince” out in order to cut costs. This wasn’t the case when I received the bass packaged in a well-padded gig bag encased by a sturdy box filled to the brim with bubble wrap and foam padding. It’s nice to see a company who takes some pride in delivering customers a well-protected product. What impressed me right off the bat was the tuning. All four strings (I kid you not) stayed in tune throughout its coast-to-coast journey; that absolutely blew my mind! I am a sucker for colors that “pop,” and this hunk of wood (Daphne Blue) really caught my eye. It’s your typical Music Man design: sleek, simple, and sturdy. I consider myself “old school” in my design biases, because Leo Fender got it right back in the Fifties creating a rock-solid neck with few tone controls to fiddle around with. The controls are pretty basic and easy to navigate, with volume control, a three-way rotary knob, and a master tone. A cool feature is the volume boost to the signal. I got a lot of traction out of that little gem and truly enjoyed experimenting with it. Less is more and having a basic clean layout like this makes life so much easier. Look & Feel The first thing that immediately jumped out at me was how comfortable the 30” scale neck felt when wrapping my hands around it. For folks like myself (who have smaller sized hands), this is a dream come true scenario. The body is lightweight and not a strain on the shoulders when strapped on, which is a relief for those of us suffering from past neck or shoulder injuries. The neck which is made of hard maple was ultra-fast and easy to maneuver when making huge jumps up to the 12th fret and beyond. I was pleasantly surprised that there were no buzzing issues, and each note could be distinctively heard when engaged. The factory setup/action on this bass made playability a piece of cake; it wasn’t necessary to adjust the saddles or tweak the neck. The intonation was dead-on with no need for enhancements. I played this axe for hours on end, refusing to put it down. It was a pleasure to play when standing, or kicking back noodling around on grandma’s rocking chair. Tone The humbucking pickup, offering higher output neodymium magnets, produced a lot of punch when digging in fingerstyle. It allows the player to select the front coil, rear coil or both coils when using the three-way rotary control knob. No need to carry an extra 9-volt battery in your gig bag, because this puppy is passive. The neck position was full and round with hints of that all too familiar smooth Fender tone oozing through. The bridge position most definitely added that midrange treble grit when playing upper register runs, yet the bottom end was never lost. It felt best when both coils were utilized maintaining an equal balance of warmth and rawness. The volume boost is a handy option to have in your arsenal when trying to cut through a dense mix without the use of a foot pedal for equalization enhancements. I must confess, I was slightly hesitant slapping and popping with a maple neck, but to my surprise, the overall sound was crystal clear. The thumbed nuances that sometimes get lost in space when not using a rosewood fret board had a pleasant resonance Flea aka Michael Balzary would surely appreciate. Live/At Home I am currently using the StingRay Short Scale to track at home under the quarantine. So far, so good; my clients have commented on how punchy the bass signal sounds within the sonic palette of their recordings, etc. I look forward to the day we can all stand in the same room again without social distancing ourselves in a live setting in front of an audience. Until we get that green light, I will continue using the StingRay Short Scale for teaching and recording purposes. At the End of the Day When one thinks of short-scale basses, players like Stanley Clarke and Jack Bruce come to mind as pioneers of sonic exploration. I can honestly say, in my thirty-plus years of playing, I’ve never had the opportunity to play a short-scale bass. But now the tables have turned and I am completely hooked. In fact, after road-testing this instrument, I called the Sterling by Music Man rep and asked if I could purchase the bass, in which they were more than happy to comply. I have been using the Sterling by Music Man basses for over ten years, now, and stand behind their product 100%, Bass players, if you’re looking for an axe that makes reaching for expansive intervals easier and playing chords without cramping, then the StingRay Short Scale is for you. I couldn’t find any cons when demoing this product and recommend it to any player looking for a lightweight hunk of wood that sounds stellar, is highly durable and doesn’t cost a fortune. The Sterling by Music Man StingRay Short Scale bass give more bang for your buck, and will not disappoint! Manufacture: Sterling by Music Man Website: www.sterlingbymusicman.com Model: Ray SS4 Made In: Indonesia Warranty: Limited one-year warranty Body: Mahogany Neck: Hard maple Fingerboard: Rosewood (OWL), maple (DBL) Bridge: Proprietary Nut: Compensated melamine Tuners: Open-gear Knobs: Metal dome/ring chrome Pickguard: Parchment Control Cavity Cover: N/A Pickups: Sterling by Musician Designed Neodymium Pickups Preamp: N/A Controls: 1 push/push volume boost/1 tone Body Finish: Daphne Blue & Olympic White Neck Finish: Satin Scale Length: 30" Number of Frets: 22 Frets Strings: Ernie Ball 2852 Regular Slinky Short Scale Bass Gauge: .045 .065 .085 .105 Fingerboard Radius: 9.5” (24cm) Accessories: N/A Options: None Price: £699
  2. The bass plays perfectly. Truss rod works fine both ways. Neck is sublime with low action. Shipping to france at your cost is no problem. Please send me a private message to discuss further.
  3. Still for sale Still for sale. Includes original pick guard. I might still have the FF plate too.
  4. Not looking for trades unfortunately! I just need to recoup some cash following a bass purchase! Sorry Buddy!
  5. Yes, sure. I have the original pickguard and will include it in the sale. 🙂
  6. These basses need no introduction they are the closest thing to an early 70’s P Bass that you will find. Getting rare to find these come up for sale used as everyone loves them so much! This one is in mint road worn condition plays like butter. Great bass for a great price! Upgraded mint green pick guard. Can be shipped in gig bag and tough cardboard box mainland UK for £15.00.
  7. Walnut classic vibe bass with upgraded Seymour Duncan pickup. Tort guard and Badass II Leo Quan bridge! Really light and slim neck great playing sounding and looking bass I need to make space for incoming purchase so grab yourself a bargain. Will be securely shipped in gig bag and strong cardboard box for £15.00 in UK
  8. This bass guitar is in fabulous condition. It has a couple of small scratches on the reverse of the body and a few scratches to the left of the neck pick-up which I’ve identified in a photograph. It is currently fitted with flat wound strings and it plays wonderfully. It can be delivered to any UK mainland address for £15 The Fender Aerodyne Deluxe Jazz Bass is a rare model from Fender- bound body with liitle arch top and without pickguard, matched headstock and elegant look and sound that take on the typical Standard Jazz Bass mixed with a Fender P Bass. The result is essentially a great bass that covers both the Precision Bass and the Jazz Bass tones quite well in an expertly crafted and high quality bass guitar. It is crafted in Japan and features a basswood body, a maple neck, black hardware, nice cream binding, and a pair of Fender pickups (a P Bass pickup in the front coupled with a Jazz Bass pickup in the back. The controls are simple volumes with a master tone. Will be shipped in a hard case, not the gig bag pictured. The Fender Aerodyne Jazz Bass is an electric bass guitar created by Fender and was first introduced at Winter NAMM 2003. The Aerodyne Jazz Bass is usually equipped with a split single-coil 'p-bass' pickup at the mid position and a single-coil pickup from a Jazz Bass at the bridge position. A number of Japanese domestic market 'non-export' models also come in a standard Jazz Bass' configuration. The bass is fitted with one volume knob per pickup, plus a master tone knob. The body outline is shaped like the Jazz Bass, though substantially lighter (the Aerodyne Jazz Bass weighs about 7 pounds, compared to the 10 pounds of the standard Jazz Bass). It's also slightly thinner than a traditional Jazz Bass body, due to its unusual 39 inch top radius unique to the Aerodyne series. The radius of the top means that the bridge is actually inset slightly into the top of the body. The Aerodyne Jazz Bass has a standard 1.5 inch nut width, a very slim "C" shaped neck and 20 medium jumbo frets.
  9. Marc, if this come back for sale, please pm me as I’m interested?
  10. That’s a good observation Cuzzie, I will take a few snaps tonight😊
  11. The above pictures are of the actual bass. I can photograph specific parts if you require them?
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