For True Stingray Fans

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, Jul 18, 2021.


  1. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis


    Love it!
     
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  2. P Cheen

    P Cheen Chelsea Blue is the colour! Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2015
    Sacramento, CA
    I’ve always thought the 2-band EQ is more usable than the modern 3. Great job from Lobster as usual!
     
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  3. shojii

    shojii

    Sep 7, 2011
    Agree, I find the 3 band less ‘smooth’, and more brittle sounding
     
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  4. lowdownthump

    lowdownthump

    Jul 17, 2004
    Enjoyed that !!
     
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  5. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I have never had a problem with two or three band Stingrays. I always get a tone I like out of a Stingray or Sterling.
     
  6. Smurf-o-Deth

    Smurf-o-Deth Nothing to fret over. Supporting Member

    Oct 2, 2007
    The state of denial.
    Honestly, I don't like either preamp.
     
  7. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Do you buy aftermarket preamps or just avoid preamps.
     
  8. Smurf-o-Deth

    Smurf-o-Deth Nothing to fret over. Supporting Member

    Oct 2, 2007
    The state of denial.
    If a preamp is in a bass, I'll probably just not use it. I don't like the eq centers on most onboard preamps and would much rather use a more flexible outboard preamp. I tend to like filter-based EQs, and I'm particularly fond of the Broughton Resonant Filter Equalizer.

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    Last edited: Jul 20, 2021
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  9. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    You must mod Stingrays or Sterlings because their preamps cannot be bypassed stock.
     
  10. Smurf-o-Deth

    Smurf-o-Deth Nothing to fret over. Supporting Member

    Oct 2, 2007
    The state of denial.
    I'm aware of that. I know the preamp imparts a certain sound, even with all knobs at noon, but that's alright. I'm not likely to twist any controls, though.
     
  11. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    As for my question, you don’t bypass the preamp, I take it.
     
  12. Smurf-o-Deth

    Smurf-o-Deth Nothing to fret over. Supporting Member

    Oct 2, 2007
    The state of denial.
    No, I don't modify the circuit to bypass it.
     
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  13. fhtagn

    fhtagn

    Jan 20, 2020
    Finland
    Man, now I REALLY want a Stingray Classic after watching this. And I already have several MM's and SBMM's. You guys are enablers.
     
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  14. Giffro

    Giffro

    Apr 29, 2017
    South Australia
    Giffro<<<< = enabler lol
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  15. Dluxe

    Dluxe

    Jan 9, 2011
    Austin, TX
    What pedal is this? Screenshot_20210722-072605.png
     
  16. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis


    To my ears, Stingray Specials can still get the classic tone just fine.
     
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  17. lowdownthump

    lowdownthump

    Jul 17, 2004
    I agree . That’s one thing that makes them SPECIAL!! :thumbsup::smug::headphone:
     
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  18. You’re quite right - they are - I can get a nice Bernard Edwards sound from mine.

    I like what Lobster does and this is not to take anything away from his review but this review by the Bass Whisperer is also excellent and shows just how good and versatile Classic is (btw I get similar with my regular 3 bands, but cut the mids about 2/3 and boost the bass and treble a touch).

    https://youtu.be/rJN72FvjST0


    If someone wants to have a go at embedding this be my guest - doesn’t do it from my iPhone!!
     
  19. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    @lowdownthump If I had it in my budget, I would get a single H Special like you have. Ideally, it would be green like one Da Maestro played in that video.
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2021
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  20. Giffro

    Giffro

    Apr 29, 2017
    South Australia
    Why that's the well known athlete's foot pedal
     
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