Finally found my "sound"!!

Discussion in 'Live Sound [BG]' started by Johnny StingRay, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. Johnny StingRay

    Johnny StingRay

    Nov 24, 2006
    Don't know if this is the proper category, but..........

    I play bass for the Praise Group "Grace On Fire"

    My StingRay 5 with D'Addario Flat Chromes, bass, mid and treble all maxed, PU switch set forward. GK MB 112 treble and high mid set to 11 o'clock, low mid and bass set to 1 o'clock, contour on.

    When I need a little growl, I set the PU switch back. When the song lets me improvise some high register runs I set it to the middle.

    Nice deep clear bass, not muddy, and the higher notes ring out beautifully!

    I love my Ray! and even though my GK is not something appropriate for large venues it is perfect for where I play. It is an awesome little amp!

    And now I've got it dialed in just the way I like it!


    I run it through a Boss Tuner and Phase Shifter (to make the more meditative songs sound "Heavenly").
  2. Rockman


    Mar 2, 2006
    Clips or it didnt happen
  3. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    yeah, i imagine it clips, too :eek:
  4. Matt Lake

    Matt Lake Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2010
    Jefferson City
    Good one, Walterw:)
  5. Epitaph04

    Epitaph04 Always overcompensating Supporting Member

    Jul 5, 2010
    I remember when I found my was under the table, the little rascal!
  6. Matt Lake

    Matt Lake Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2010
    Jefferson City
    To the OP, I am happy for you. I'm still in search of...
  7. Muzoid


    Feb 12, 2011
    Great feeling isn't it.

    Found mine a while it.
  8. Craig_S

    Craig_S Inactive

    Oct 15, 2008
    Metro Detroit
    I know a couple guys who max the preamp controls on their Ray 5's and they always get a really good sound. For me, It boosts the volume too much. I use the series (front switch) setting, mostly. I'll bump the lows just a bit, cut the highs and adjust the mids accordingly. even using these settings, I have to roll off the volume a bit, to match the volume of my passive Jazz basses.

    I honestly don'y have "my" sound. I play covers and adjust for the songs.
  9. rockstarbassist

    rockstarbassist Inactive

    Apr 30, 2002
    The Woodlands, TX
    Endorsing Artist: HCAF
    B/M/T on an SR5 maxed?? Wow, haven't tried that one yet. I think I'd be scared to, honestly! LOL
  10. Bredian


    Apr 22, 2011
    I found my sound last week.... another bassist had it! GK stack.

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