Fender VS Musicman

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bass18, Oct 20, 2001.

  1. Bass18

    Bass18 Guest

    Jul 21, 2001
    Ok, Im starting to look into buying a fairly decent quality bass. I play punk so I know these are the basses of choice for me. I've narrowed it down to a Fender Standard Precision or a MusicMan Stingray 4. I'm gonna go and check them out for myself at music shops. but in the meantime I'd like some of your opinions on the pros/cons of each bass. Thanks.
  2. DarkMazda

    DarkMazda Guest

    Jun 3, 2000
    Why do you say that? Why do you say that the fender P and the Musicman Stingrays are the ONLY basses you can ever use for Punk? Just because every other punk band uses them? Don't let that fool you.

    "The Sky is the Limit"

    You can use any bass to create any kind of tone/sound you want it to create.

    Don't just go in to the Fender P(or Stingray) with Ampeg just cuz everyone uses that.

    Let your ear figure out what sound you want
    Let your hands figure out what feel you would want

    THEN pick your bass.. don't ever limit yourself to just one certain kind of bass

    Hopefully helped you out a little, good luck!

    DM :D
  3. rllefebv


    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    What DM says... Let your ears be the judge... Don't just follow the pack... Strive for your own unique sound... Let your individuality come to the fore... I'm polishing my P-Bass as I type this :D

  4. CaracasBass


    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    That´s right, don´t go with the mainstream.......
    but if you want the classic puck bass sound, gtry a P-Bass:D
  5. joel the bass player

    joel the bass player Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2000
    Omaha, NE
    I would second (third?) DM's approach. The best way to decide is for yourself. Or you could be like me, and have both. I really got the P first, because Musicians Friend had a blowout on the American Standards awhile back, but I just recently got the Stingray. They are two pretty different basses, and you would just have to see for yourself on which would be the best. I also have Ampeg stuff, but it is just because I like the sound of the SVT3-pro. I don't buy things just because I see people playing it or because everyone else uses the certain brand of equipment, I use it because I like it. I hope I was helpful.

  6. Bass18

    Bass18 Guest

    Jul 21, 2001
    Thats it! A Dano Hodad it is!