|matt11 ||09-08-2013 08:53 AM |
Stingray 5 Neck Dive
Hi experienced stingray 5 players: I'm looking into getting a Stingray 5 H. I'll probably buy online b/c there's not huge choice locally, and I need a lighter one. But is there a weight below which, typically, neck dive becomes more of a problem? Is 9lbs too light? Would 9.5 lbs be okay re. neck dive?
|hdracer ||09-08-2013 09:15 AM |
Is there even such a thing as a 9 pound SR5?
|bassgod0dmw ||09-08-2013 09:27 AM |
I've owned a lot of Rays and none if them ever dived.
|redwookie ||09-08-2013 09:32 AM |
Originally Posted by matt11
...is there a weight below which, typically, neck dive becomes more of a problem? Is 9lbs too light? Would 9.5 lbs be okay re. neck dive?
Sounds like you are saying that if you reduce the body weight the neck might dive, yes?
How do you plan to reduce weight on a stock stingray? Routing the back? Custom body? Lighter bridge?
SR5 is my main player. If weight is a problem, try this strap. Hours of playing? No problem. http://www.levysleathers.com/product...Straps-PM48NP3
|scowboy ||09-08-2013 09:40 AM |
The Stingray 5H is my #1. Neck dive is not a problem. Mine (1998 model) is a hair under 10 pounds, btw.
|matt11 ||09-08-2013 12:31 PM |
There are a number of sr5s for sale at Bass Central, Perfect Bass and Sweetwater in the 9-9.5 lb range. All the sr5s I've tried were over 10lbs and that's just too much for my back. From what you guys are saying, neck dive isn't generally a problem. So that makes my job easy. Thanks!
|jlepre ||09-08-2013 12:38 PM |
I've owned about 10 SR5 basses in the past 6 years, and never experienced neck dive. Also I've never seen a sub 10 pound SR5. I did own a Sterling 5 a few years back that was 9 pounds on the nose with no neck dive.
|R Upsomegrub ||09-08-2013 12:59 PM |
I had an SR5 that weighed 9.1 lbs (sold it in a fit of temporary insanity and have regretted it ever since). I had no issues with neck dive.
|JSpradBass ||09-08-2013 01:01 PM |
I have a 9.5 lb Stingray 5HH and it doesn't suffer from any neck dive issues.
|GYang ||09-08-2013 01:11 PM |
No such occurence noticed here. SR5 is essential bass with good balance.
|matt11 ||09-08-2013 02:03 PM |
Looking better and better!
|lefty007 ||09-08-2013 09:38 PM |
I have a sub 9-lb SR5 (haven't gotten an exact weight, but I'd say it's 8.5 lb). It was light as it is, but I put Hipshot Ultralite tuners to make it even lighter. Neck dive was not a problem before.
Lightweight SR5s are so rare. It took me owning 6 of them to finally find a light one by chance. But there have been some really light ones lately (2012-12013) I'm guessing they got a light batch of ash. . .
|dedpool1052 ||09-08-2013 09:44 PM |
the '98 SR5 i had never had any issues with neck dive in the 8 years i owned it, even using narrow straps.
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