Hipshot A style bridge in black finish- 4 string. This is not the fender mount version
19mm spacing- adjustable.
with mounting screws.
Used -see photos.
Currently retailing at £100 at Bass Direct
I was sitting watching some movie yesterday, everyone else asleep, and all of a sudden there was a loud 'clonk' from the corner. Looking round to see what had happened, I noticed that my number 1 bass had a string missing, so I assume it had broken, which was weird. Looking this morning, I found the string and both ends are intact, so I guess it just 'fell off'. This is not something i have had before in over 10 years of having SRs.
Anyone ever had this? I guess it must have been not in right but I have done a number of gigs since I last changed the strings.
Yes, you're a musician....
You don't have two pennies to rub together...
Let's face it, you've given names to those moths living in your wallet and even they ain't got no respect for you, you're a bum!!
But look on the bright side... Those four gigs you play each year, yeah, you're winning then!
Never mind that they only pay £160...
“Err, so that's £160 divided by five... £32?!!!! I JUST DROVE FORTY-FIVE MINUTES TO THIS GIG, ROCKED MY SWEATING A$$ OFF FOR ALMOST THREE HOURS, SPENT ANOTHER THIRTY MINUTES HELPING THE DRUMMER PACK-UP HIS SHIZ AND NOW I GOTTA DRIVE BACK FORTY-FIVE MINUTES?!!!!!... For £32?!!!..."
“Mate, don't forgot your fuel costs, vehicle wear & tear, equipment cost, fortnightly rehearsal space hire and those two J20's you bought at the bar..."
Needless to say, with the exception of the beautiful, the dumb and those riding coat-tails, REAL musicians very rarely get paid... unless of course you count the priceless commodity of “exposure" as a form of payment... Which it ain't!
So here's what I'm gonna do to make the harsh reality of life as a musician just that much more bearable...
I'm gonna offer up my rather stunning STERLING RAY 34 by MUSICMAN at the equally attractive price of £495
“Is he mad?!" I hear you ask...
Well, to answer that question, “yes, yes I am..."
So, for those of you that have been hiding in a bunker since first hearing news of the “Y2K Bug" back in ‘98...
Above: a plush toy resembling a scaled down version of the “Y2K Bug"
The Sterling Ray 34 bass guitar is endorsed by the one and only “Music Man".
Now, whilst I'm not entirely sure who exactly the “Music Man" is, I am led to believe that it is one of these two men...
...Timmy Mallet or Rod Stewart...
...either way the Sterling Ray 34 is an instrument of exceptional quality with design, sound, hardware and finish that far surpasses it's RRP... (Rock & Roll Peanuts)
Basically, the Sterling Ray 34 is constructed using the same components and materials as the Music Man Stingray and also has the same body, neck and setup of a Music Man Stingray... effectively it “IS" a Music Man Stingray with a different decal sticker on the headstock and with the instrument's construction outsourced to an overseas “Music Man" factory.
To put it briefly, there is very little difference between the Sterling Ray 34 and the Stingray and when played side-by-side only the most discerning Rod Stewart or Timmy Mallet fan might differentiate between the two...
Teaser pic... “Wait, is that a Stingray?!!!..." “No!!!"
“This is a Stingray!!!" ...
No it's not!! It's an eagle ray (apparently...)
THIS IS A STINGRAY!!! (hopefully)
"This!!! Is a STERLING RAY 34!!!!"
So basically, the Sterling is in Excellent condition all round with no marks, dents blah, blah, blah, blah, blah... The pick guard has minor markings from plectrum use, so evidently has served it's purpose. The pick guard markings are faint and only noticeable in certain light. Obviously the pick guard can be replaced if you would want the instrument to look “Brand-Spankers"...
Finish be a rather alluring “Antique Maple", which looks rather funky and potentially retro in my opinion... You know, afros & perms, ya dig?...
Scale is 34" with gorgeous Rosewood board, MM AlNiCo Pole Magnet Humbucking Pickup!!! (In tha' sweet spot!...) Plenty of classic Stingray Punch!! 3 Band active preamp, the works...
Included is an official Sterling Ray Padded Bass Case and a comfortable padded guitar strap with Dunlop strap locks.
Here's all the features collated;
Antique maple finish
Alnico pole magnet MM pickups
MM design Bridge & Saddles
34 inch standard scale
21 Fret Maple neck
MM design premium tuners
Sterling Ray 34 Padded Case
Locking Guitar Strap Holders
Locking Padded Guitar Strap
Feel free to message me and ask about my thoughts on sandstone paving slabs, or I could just save you the message and tell you now...
Trial / collection of the Sterling is more than welcome, I could also arrange a part-meet for fuel cost and as always courier is an option so please message for further beetroots...