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Sterling Ray34 2021 roasted maple, upgraded - John East 3 band preamp, Aguilar pickup, Hipshot Xtender - £850 - *SOLD*
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New arrival means I am in a strange position of advertising a bass I don't really want to sell. However, limited space on the rack before I have so start hiding basses in cupboards to avoid divorce, so here we are. The decision of what to go pretty much came down to neck profile and this is just a little chunkier than the rest of the stable.

 

Bought from @Ander87 September last year, original advert below.

 

I'm looking for what I paid, which is £850 including all original parts including Sterling gigbag, black Pickguard, original pickup, original tuner, original preamp. The original advert helpfully lists some prices as to how this figure was determined.

 

Upgrades:

* Side dots in white 

* John East MM SR 3 band, 4 knob

* Aguilar MM pickup

* Hipshot bass Xtender to get to drop D

* Pearloid pickguard

 

I haven't weighed but previous advert states 3.7kg.

 

Overall excellent condition but a few very minor points to note:

* Small, minor graze to the top horn which is hard to photograph (I will try again to capture it)

* Small ding back of neck just under the "Made in Indonesia" text (see photo)

* Bass Xtender has a scratch on clover. 'A' string tuner has minor marks (see photo)

* Side dots have some minor marks, noticeably on 3rd and 5th positions (see photo although hard to capture)

 

A lovely bass which I will no doubt regret moving on. Not interested in any trades or offers at the moment, no rush to sell.

 

Preference is collection from Orpington BR6 or can meet up to an hours drive away. Will consider posting but need to source a sturdy external box.

 

 

 

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  • Happypants changed the title to Sterling Ray34 2021 roasted maple, upgraded - John East 3 band preamp, Aguilar pickup, Hipshot Xtender - £850

This bass is a monster. One of the most muscular basses I’ve ever had, the upgrades really beef up that punch and tone. 
 

it’s also a classic that will have you covering funk to rock and more without a doubt. 
 

if you want to go wilder yet, you can mod the preamp to work as 18v - imagine that…

 

id buy it back would it not be cause I only do jazz necks now. 
 

Best,

 

Ander. 

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Just now, Ander87 said:

 

This bass is a monster. One of the most muscular basses I’ve ever had, the upgrades really beef up that punch and tone. 
 

it’s also a classic that will have you covering funk to rock and more without a doubt. 
 

if you want to go wilder yet, you can mod the preamp to work as 18v - imagine that…

 

id buy it back would it not be cause I only do jazz necks now. 

 


this comes from someone who had the MM SR5 SPECIAL too, I did not miss it a bit on this bass… to the contrary, I can testify that I enjoyed this one more, for preamp versatility, weight and of course cause the price is less than half a MM from these days. 

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