EBMM Stingray Vs. MIA Fender P

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by q1014, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. q1014

    q1014 Guest

    Aug 17, 2007
    i play rock and i have a mim J and i wanted to got to the other side of the spectrum. i understand u have to choose on feel but i would like to know your guys' opinions. LET THE BATTLE BEGIN!!!
  2. dinghy

    dinghy Guest

    May 27, 2007
    Saratoga, CA
    I like Stingrays better, they slap better and look slicker.
  3. Cerpin_Taxt

    Cerpin_Taxt Guest

    Sep 29, 2007
    I would go for the american deluxe P. Good mix of modern and classic sounds possible
  4. I own 4 basses 3 SR-5's and a American Standard P. If I were to purchase a 4 string with what you have now given the choices you are looking at, I'd get the Fender.
  5. southshoreconor


    Oct 30, 2007
    The Road
    Endorsing Artist: Fender Musical Instruments, SIT strings
    Apples Vs. Oranges

    how do you like the mim jazz? consider an MIA jazz maybe?
  6. martin shane

    martin shane Guest

    Jan 4, 2007
    you should really try them both, and buy what you like best, but as far as opinion goes i'd say go with the stingray, or maybe try a sterling close to a ray with a more jazz like neck profile ..
  7. sethlow3

    sethlow3 Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Nashville, Tennessee
    Fender Aerodyne Jazz
    Lighter than a P or MM.
    If you want the "other end of the spectrum" the bass has a P pickup which sounds GREAT. It's also used by a lot of pros.

    I love both MM and P tones, but for me lighter, cheaper than a MIA, and a P bass pickup is a win win for sure!
  8. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Definitely apples vs oranges here. Both are good for what they do.
  9. dtimke

    dtimke Guest

    Feb 1, 2002
    Kenosha, WI
    As has been said before, this is apples vs oranges.

    However, I just got my p bass and I'm on the bandwagon. These things are awesome. If you're considering buying one, just get it now and spare yourself a lot of time thinking "man, I wish I had a pbass."
  10. msquared


    Sep 19, 2004
    Kansas City
    This is *so* apples and oranges. Go play one of each for yourself and come back and tell us what you think.
  11. DavePlaysBass

    DavePlaysBass Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2004
    I newer owned a Stingray but I have G&L's take on the sweet spot. I have never gotten comfortable on where to put my right hand on the pickup.

    For me it would be an easy P decision but it's really a personal thing.
  12. CentralCoastBass

    CentralCoastBass Guest

    Feb 4, 2004
    get a P.
  13. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Get both.

  14. brothernewt

    brothernewt Some people call me the stormtrooper of love...

    Apr 13, 2004
    Gladstone, OR

    True wisdom.
  15. K-Funk


    Sep 24, 2007
    Auburn Hills, MI
    it's what I did, and couldn't be happier. And I started with a MIM Jazz as well.
  16. Rumblin' Man

    Rumblin' Man Inactive

    Apr 27, 2000
    Route 66
    For me there's 4 basic types of basses, the Fender P, J, single coil P/Telecaster bass, and the MM/ G&L style.

    I've recently added a Bongo to my arsenal which more than satisifies my MM/G&L style requirement.
  17. Luckydog


    Dec 25, 1999
    I never did like any of the tones I got with any SR's. And I've tried them with multiple different rigs. For my tastes, too processed sounding. Others love them, I dislike them. Precision and Jazz on the other hand are the 2 "tone groups" I always go for.
  18. Jonyak


    Oct 2, 2007
    Ottawa, Ont
    I don't understand how it is too "proccessed" sounding. that makes no sense. It is not processeed.
  19. PSPookie


    Aug 13, 2006
    Albuquerque, NM
    I like apples and oranges.

    Just pick one. They're both great basses. Besides, whichever you buy now doesn't really matter as you'll end up buying the other one later on ;)
  20. savit260


    Mar 6, 2006

    It kind of does make sence IMO. If your ears are used to the sound of passive basses, you'll notice that most active basses have a differnt kind of sound quality to them.

    "Proccessed" seems like a fair description. Similar to the sound of a passive bass being run through a foot pedal. IMO... repeat IMO when you start boosting frequencies, particularly the Highs is when you really start to notice this tonal quality. IMO ;)

    NOTE I said DIFFERENT not BAD.

    That said...

    I like Stingrays quite a bit but I play P basses.