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Fender & Musicman Basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by stonewall, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. stonewall


    Jun 14, 2010
    I have a 2010 Custom Shop 64 Closet Classic Jazz without question a great bass i have put lots of playing hours on this bass and have kind of semi retired her.I plan on only gigin her once a month now.While waiting for my Musicman Sterling HH my new go to bass ive been playing steady gigs with my 2005 Stingray this is such a great bass too.Now im bumming that im trading it on the Sterling.There is no question im going with the Sterling but sure wish i didnt have to let the Stingray go.I guess im just babling here sorry.I dont think i will be 100 % happy til i own a Fender Jazz ,Fender Precision ,Musicman Sterling and a Musicman Stingray all in one collection.In my opinion these are 4 of the BEST basses ever made.
  2. This is very true, on both counts.

    My opinion: 'Ray > Sterling

    But that's just me.
  3. StuartV

    StuartV Finally figuring out what I really like Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2006
    Manassas, VA
    If you're going to have the Complete Collection of Best Basses Ever, you should add the G&L SB-2 and L-2000 to your list.

    Those are the last of Leo Fender's creations and, arguably, his best work.

    Personally, my Sterling 5H and SB-2 are my #s 1 and 2 basses. I've had all those others and I like these 2 the best.
  4. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    I like the smaller Sterling body better than the SR /shrug
  5. Tunaman


    Dec 26, 2004
    Fixed :D
  6. stonewall


    Jun 14, 2010
    im sorry stuart that may be true but i just do not like the look of headstock on the G & L.
  7. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    You can save alot of money and keep more basses by buying 'em used.
  8. StuartV

    StuartV Finally figuring out what I really like Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2006
    Manassas, VA
    In that case, you could always look for older ones that have the headstock shape that is VERY similar to a Fender.


    Jul 24, 2012
    Has anyone here tried a Sterling Ray 34 and an American Special Jazz? Any possible comparisons you can provide? Thanks