Classic StingRay on a Stingray5(!)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by carl-anton, Apr 5, 2002.

  1. I got a little confused by recent posts, about which position the switch on a SR5 should be in to give the classic StingRay sound. I emailed the excellent MusicMan customer service. - So if anybody is confused too, here is the answer:

    Thanks for contacting Ernie Ball and sorry for the late response.

    The bridge position (parallel) is the standard StingRay sound.

    Best Regards,

    Dan McPherson
    Customer Service
  2. CS


    Dec 11, 1999

    I was part of that, sorry. Thanks for the info but

    I still maintain that using my ears I would always select the series option for 'that' sound and parallel to tame the highs. Personal opininon alert.

    We will have to agree to disagree. I have e-mailed EB with queries and they are very good. Perhaps we agree on that?

  3. alembicbones


    Nov 10, 2000
    Seattle, WA
    Whereas the parallel setting yields that aggressive, classic Stingray sound, I definitely prefer running my SR 5 fretless in series. I feel it gives me a rich, almost chorus like tone.