How would a Stingray sound for What is hip???

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Music_for_life, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. Music_for_life


    Aug 6, 2010

    Do you think it is a suitable bass for this song???

    I have a fender roscoe beck but I love to play funk with my Stingray
  2. jallenbass

    jallenbass Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 17, 2005
    Bend, Oregon
    With flats it would sound great.
  3. cabcreaser

    cabcreaser Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2005
    With proper muting and a funky pocket, any bass should be fine for what is hip.
  4. Tupac


    May 5, 2011
    If Rocco himself played it with a Ray, do you think it would sound any less awesome?

    Point is, if you play well enough anything will sound good.
  5. black.rose1402


    Jan 10, 2007
    I already played it with a stingray and really it sounded right too! just have to have the right approach, or just do it the way you want it!
  6. Music_for_life


    Aug 6, 2010
    That song don´t have the famous left hand muting technique
  7. cabcreaser

    cabcreaser Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2005
    It may not have the "famous" muting but both the studio and live versions sure sound pretty muted especially during the second half of the tune.

    Edit: my point is even with rounds if you cut the notes short, it will still work. I should have clarified.
  8. jlepre


    Nov 12, 2007
    Cedar Knolls, NJ
    I play flats on my SR5 and it would fit this sound perfectly. It's all in the fingers remember.
  9. funkster62


    Oct 24, 2011
    Knoxville MD
    Just remember, what's hip today might become passe!
  10. RED J

    RED J Lol

    Jan 23, 2000
    That's the deal. Nobody has Rocco's unique technique, not even close. Watch one of his videos, and you will see. He has a totally outside the box left hand technique. *However* there are ways of muting strings other than using your ring and pinky of your left hand. The muting is what will get you a more authentic "What Is Hip" vibe, not so much how you get it, IMHO
  11. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    If I ever came to see your band, and you had a Stingray and your sound wasn't happening, I ain't blaming the bass!