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Fender Jazz vs. Musicman Stingray

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


  1. jaymeister99

    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 Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
  3. Fawkes007

    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!