Fender Jazz vs. Musicman Stingray

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jaymeister99, Nov 13, 2005.

  1. jaymeister99


    Aug 2, 2005
    Anybody here who has tried both of these? Unfortunately Im lefty, tried Jazz, but cant get my hands on a MM unless I buy one online.

    Pros, cons, playability, fit, finish, etc?
  2. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
  3. Fawkes007


    Sep 13, 2005
    SF Bay Area
    I own one of each...

    1. Different sounds (I like both equally - nice to have some variety, both are great for slap, fingerstyle and pick)
    2. Different body shapes (I find the StingRay more comfortable)
    3. Current build on a MM StingRay is more consistent than a Fender Jazz bass; ie, it won't take you as long to find a good one (if you have the extra money, go with a custom shop or reissue Fender).
    4. You really can't go wrong with either in the studio...I've always gotten along with engineers with both! Some even liked the StingRay better!