Originally Posted by hibass
I need some input about HS Stingrays. I love my Stingray but can not eliminate the weakness of the G string. Already tried everything with p'up height adjustment, different strings, added highs with a pre but somehow it still tends to be lost in the mix even in rehearses or gigs. My jazzes function perfectly with very even and balanced tones, and want to bring out the same from my Musicman. It is a single humbucker model and I thought that maybe a HS configuration could sort out my problem. Somewhere I've read a single coil close to the neck helps but I just need some opinions of experienced players as well. Thank you
Don't dial in a heavily scooped sound on your bass and/or amp. With both pick ups on , you will probably need to run your mids boosted on the bass and the bass at centre detent or less. Boost the bass EQ too much and you can get this scooped effect.
Beware of trying to run your amp with the same EQ setting for the jazz as for your ray - all on centre or thereabouts is a starting point - big smiley face = big scoop (ie big bass boost big treble boost mid cut) - you don't need this with a Ray and is used to overcome the idiosyncracies of particularly fender basses.
You can easily get the same loss of G on a jazz running both pick ups on full.