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Fender & Musicman Basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by stonewall, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. stonewall


    Jun 14, 2010
    I have a 2010 Custom Shop 64 Closet Classic Jazz without question a great bass i have put lots of playing hours on this bass and have kind of semi retired her.I plan on only gigin her once a month now.While waiting for my Musicman Sterling HH my new go to bass ive been playing steady gigs with my 2005 Stingray this is such a great bass too.Now im bumming that im trading it on the Sterling.There is no question im going with the Sterling but sure wish i didnt have to let the Stingray go.I guess im just babling here sorry.I dont think i will be 100 % happy til i own a Fender Jazz ,Fender Precision ,Musicman Sterling and a Musicman Stingray all in one collection.In my opinion these are 4 of the BEST basses ever made.
  2. This is very true, on both counts.

    My opinion: 'Ray > Sterling

    But that's just me.
  3. StuartV

    StuartV Out of GAS!! Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2006
    Manassas, VA
    If you're going to have the Complete Collection of Best Basses Ever, you should add the G&L SB-2 and L-2000 to your list.

    Those are the last of Leo Fender's creations and, arguably, his best work.

    Personally, my Sterling 5H and SB-2 are my #s 1 and 2 basses. I've had all those others and I like these 2 the best.
  4. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    I like the smaller Sterling body better than the SR /shrug
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  6. Tunaman


    Dec 26, 2004
    Fixed :D
  7. stonewall


    Jun 14, 2010
    im sorry stuart that may be true but i just do not like the look of headstock on the G & L.
  8. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    You can save alot of money and keep more basses by buying 'em used.
  9. StuartV

    StuartV Out of GAS!! Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2006
    Manassas, VA
    In that case, you could always look for older ones that have the headstock shape that is VERY similar to a Fender.


    Jul 24, 2012
    Has anyone here tried a Sterling Ray 34 and an American Special Jazz? Any possible comparisons you can provide? Thanks

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