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is a stingray bigger than a jazz bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bchamorro, Feb 21, 2008.


  1. bchamorro

    bchamorro

    Nov 13, 2007
    Miami, Florida
    is a stingray bigger than a jazz bass?

    in length and body size?
     
  2. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    I think the body might be a tiny bit smaller but they definitely feel bulkier.
     
  3. JMDT

    JMDT

    Jan 30, 2008
    Louisville, Ky
    A stringray's definately bulkier.
     
  4. JimB52

    JimB52 User Supporting Member

    May 24, 2007
    East Coast
    A Stingray is 13.5" wide and 44 7/8" long.
    I suspect the lower bout of the Jazz makes it a tiny bit longer.
     
  5. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Well the Ray is slightly shorter because the headstock isn't as long. Width is about the same.
     
  6. edbass

    edbass

    Nov 8, 2004
    This post got me wondering, so I got out the camera. It's close. The 'Ray is definitely heavier, and to me feels bigger, but it seems the Jazz is bigger.
     

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  7. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.

    Bigger and generally heavier. My SR4 is over 10lbs and none of my 12 Fenders are much over 9.
     
  8. If the OLP is the same size as the matching Stingray, then the Fender is @2" longer. I can carry my OLP in the same aftermarket hard case that I use for my Jazz and P. The lower body on the OLP is perhaps an inch wider.
     
  9. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    I used to have a SR 4. It was a just a little bit wider than my Fender Jazzes, and would not quite fit into a rectangular Jazz case.
     
  10. Surly

    Surly

    Feb 2, 2007
    South Florida
    I always though Rays were bigger, they feel bigger!!
     
  11. edbass

    edbass

    Nov 8, 2004
    OK, I just used a tape measure, I didn't remove hardware or strings, but I'm pretty close.

    Width just above the jack on the Jazz, 13.5"
    Width bottom of Pup MM, 13.25"

    Length top of headstock to the strap button Jazz, 46"
    Length top of headstock to the strap button MM, 45"

    Width base of neck, Jazz 11"
    Width base of neck MM, 9.75"

    Length top of neck pocket to the strap button Jazz, 17"
    Length top of neck pocket to the strap button MM, 16.5"

    I guess pictures don't lie. Maybe the MM is as wide or even a little wider at some point in the contour, but at what I would think are the key points, the Jazz is wider and longer.

    I ain't getting a scale out; the MM is heavier, and for some reason feels bigger. I spend much more time with my Jazz, maybe that's why when I strap on the MM is feels a little cumbersome.

    Of course, I suppose there could be some slight production variations from the manufacturer(s) also.
     
  12. SoLongJake

    SoLongJake Supporting Member

    Jul 1, 2007
    Des Moines, Iowa
    So rays' are only bigger in tone then. hehe :ninja:
     
  13. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    The neck is bigger so that may be part of the reason they feel bigger. Jazzes definitely have larger bodies though.
     
  14. edbass

    edbass

    Nov 8, 2004
    Good one! ;) That may be a little harder to measure...
     
  15. My thoughts exactly. :D
     

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