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6-string comparable to a Stingray?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by barthanatos, Apr 19, 2006.


  1. barthanatos

    barthanatos Insert witty comment here

    Feb 8, 2006
    South Carolina
    So I'm looking to add a fretted six-string to the collection. Unfortunately, not right away, but it's fun to do the research.

    I tried a friend's Stingray, and liked it a lot (HH configuration), but they do not, as far as I can tell, make a six-string.

    Things I liked about his bass:
    Tone
    Appearance/design (I've always dug on that pickguard shape)
    Quality
    Price

    What similar basses are out there that come in a six-string model?
     
  2. jzucker

    jzucker

    Feb 3, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    if you're talking about sound, I do not know if it's possible. I've been searching for a 6 string that has the tone of a 4 string sadowsky, jazz, or musicman bass. I'm starting to think that the extra neck stiffness required for the 6 along with the neck thickness and the extra 2 strings does something negative to the resonance compared to a 4 stringer...
     
  3. How about Carvin?
    -Alex
     
  4. Fretless5verfan

    Fretless5verfan

    Jan 17, 2002
    NorCal

    have you tried NYBW, Lo-End, and Atelier Z for the J sound?


    As far as the MM goes, no production model bass that is made in 6 strings will sound like a MM (IME). Plenty of custom luthiers could get ya MUCH closer. For a lower price, check out Chris Stambaugh,and Bud Lecompte. I'm pretty sure they'll both make a bass for ywa with a Nordie or Seymour Duncan MM p'up that will knock your socks off.
     
  5. You might have to settle for the 11 string version
    sterling11a.

    :D
     
  6. jzucker

    jzucker

    Feb 3, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    I assume there's a separate output for each string on that 11 Str? :)
     

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