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?
     
  2. 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?
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. 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.
     
  5. 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.
     
  6. 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.
     
  7. 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.