Calling all Stingray5 owners!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by CaracasBass, Sep 12, 2001.

  1. CaracasBass


    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    How different is the sound of the MM Stingray5 maple fingerboard and rosewood fingerboard????
    I know the diferences betwen woods, just wanna know in these particular basses!!!!

    Thanx guys:D :confused:
  2. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    The usual maple/bright, rosewood/rich thing, I'd say. IMO, the maple board is the way to go on a 'Ray 5, assuming you want that top-end pop. I've got both and they're exceptional basses.
  3. rickreyn

    rickreyn Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2000
    Lutz, Florida
    I wish I could be of more help. I love the look and feel of the maple. Gard at Bass Central can probably give us a head to head.
  4. snyderz


    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    Sorry, I only have a pau ferro fretless SR 5. Can't compare. It's my cup of tea, though.
  5. I have a fretted 5 maple board and fretless 4 pau ferro. Two completely different animals. The fretted 5 with maple very bright and "slap happy" I had a rosewood 5 also and to me there was very little difference. If anything, slightly warmer. The pau ferro fretless, warmer still.

    Stingrays rule, they are my bag baby!
  6. i own a SR 5 with a birdseye maple neck and it has a great fingerstyle sound as well as a great slap sound IMO. very musical and useful in different situations. while the maple is bright and rosewood maybe 'warmer', that doesn't mean in any way that the maple can't get a great low end. on the contrary, i've found that the maple board/ash body combo can get an authoritative low end tone while maintaining a punchy, crisp presence in virtually any mix... suitable for a myriad of musical styles and feels i think... and yes, i chose the maple board over the rosewood when i bought it mostly for these qualities. its not that the rosewood or pao ferro don't sound good, they just naturally sit differently in the mix than the maple basses do.
  7. ldiezman


    Jul 11, 2001
    I also have the a maple fretboard... I love it.. Either way you go you are going to be happy I can promise that. Stingrays are great basses. I love mine.
  8. CaracasBass


    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    Thanx for all your comments,
    To tell the truth I´m kinda tired of the look of rosewood fretboards, that´s why I´m thinking about a maple one for my next bass.....hope it´ll be a Stingray5......:D
  9. rickreyn

    rickreyn Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2000
    Lutz, Florida
    When I was buying my new bass at BC, I noticed that the maple necks varied in figuration. You can luck out and get a really nice looking neck. Also, the necks are not finished and really smooth to play.
  10. CS


    Dec 11, 1999
    I agree with Rickreyn mine has no birdseye but subtle flame (on the back, its got a lovely piece of rosewood on the front).

    If you go for maple look around-birdseye always looks nice (IMHO).