Do All Stingrays (Sterlings) Rattle?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pkeeg, Oct 31, 2000.

  1. I own a Stingray 5 and love it. Is it true that all Stingrays (Sterlings) rattle, but I don't mean buzz, thats different. It seems more noticeable with new strings. It dosen't worry me, I'm just wondering. Thanks.
  2. CS


    Dec 11, 1999
    WHen I bought mine the vender offered to lower the action by installing a shim to change the neck angle. It does rattle a bit but it plays really well. This may be drastic or unrecommended: I dont care it works for me. Also if you practice without an amp then it will rattle.
  3. You mean that trademark "rattle" when you play the thing (think: Tony Levin's sound on King Crimson's Absent Lovers)? That's from the treble control and the extremely hot preamp that is probably overdriving the front end of your amp.
  4. Funkster


    Apr 6, 2000
    Wormtown, MA
    I have 98 Stingray 4 and it don't rattle it acually play's nice now that it's set up right!