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Classic Stingray

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by LaBassGuy, Jan 18, 2013.


  1. LaBassGuy

    LaBassGuy

    Aug 26, 2008
    So, I was listening to this tune from Quincy Jones, where Louis Johnson is playing his Stingray:




    And his tone is so smooth, almost sounds like a jazz bass.

    Can you get that tone from the Classic Stingray that's now available?
     
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  3. narud

    narud Supporting Member

    Mar 15, 2001
    santa maria,california
    theres no way thats a ray. ive heard louis on p basses,rays,sabre's,alembics so maybe he used a jazz on this cut?
     
  4. Buskman

    Buskman

    Apr 13, 2007
    Jersey Shore, USA
    Bernard Edwards cut most of the classic Chic tunes on his 2 band Stingray strung w/ flats - the tone has more of a smooth, midrange 'burp' as compared to what most people associate with the typical Ray sound. So I definitely think it's possible.
     
  5. jasper383

    jasper383 Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
    That sounds a lot like a Stingray to me, especially in the verses. At :20, that is a perfect Ray with old rounds/flats sound. And the slapped parts are really, really Stingray.

    Yes, you can get that sound with either a regular or classic Stingray.
     
  6. LaBassGuy

    LaBassGuy

    Aug 26, 2008
    Well, whatever bass it is, here it is again on a different cut:




    Sounds awesome, bit like a jazz but maybe bit thinner when he pops.
     
  7. narud

    narud Supporting Member

    Mar 15, 2001
    santa maria,california
    the verses sound like greg phillanganes on synth bass. listen to the chorus'. thats a jazz. theres tunes that quicy produced and greg phillanganes played on that have synth bass and occasion spots of electric (think pyt). take a listen to the dude off of this same album for louis' ray sound.
     
  8. narud

    narud Supporting Member

    Mar 15, 2001
    santa maria,california
    thats stingray all the way. you get that bite on a 2 band ray when you crank the treble up to the last 3rd or so of the sweep. otherwise, theyre very smooth.
     



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