Ray 34 CA vs Ray 24 CA

Ray 34 CA vs Ray 24 CA

New to the forum, will be getting a Stingray bass of some sort in the very near future.

I searched on the forum but couldn’t find any info. What’s difference between the discontinued Ray 34 CA and the current Ray 24 CAs?

I’m guessing that the Ray 34 CAs are “closer” to EBMM Stingrays since they are likelier similar to the Ray 34s at the time. I know both CAs are the Classic Active with the narrower neck, slab body, and the 2 band active preamp. I think I read where the 34 CA’s use the alnico pickup (which the Ray34s and EBMM Stingrays also use), whereas the 24 CAs use a ceramic one, but I’m not 100% certain. I’d love to hear how, if at all, they’re different.

When the 34CAs were available were they priced comparably to the Ray 34s or were they less expensive like the 24CAs are?

(In case anyone cares, I’ve narrowed it down to a 34 CA, a USA SUB, or an EBMM Stingray Special 4. Not sure I can allocate enough resources for the EBMM Stingray Special, but the tax return was quite good and build code is on my birthday.)

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