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ISO input on a few basses...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jwitzend, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. Sting Ray

    8 vote(s)
  2. Ibanez SR800

    0 vote(s)
  3. Ibanez SR1300

    0 vote(s)
  4. Warwick Corvette

    1 vote(s)
  1. jwitzend


    Sep 21, 2013
    Bismarck, ND
    Hi. I'm looking to add another bass. Not much opportunity to play these basses in person...so going off research alone. Currently play a Fender American Jazz Elite. Neck feels pretty good. Play a fair mix of rock, Pop rock, and a little metal. Basses that are catching my eye are the Music Man Sting Ray, Ibanez sr800 or 1300 series and maybe Used Warwick Corvette, if deal is good. I know ultimately "in hands" is always best gauge but any input on any of these for playing live and recording would be very appreciated. Thanks for reading.
  2. rockdoc11


    Sep 2, 2000
    If you've been playing and liking the Jazz bass, my guess is that you'd be happiest with one of the Ibanez basses.

    I like a somewhat smallish neck also, and have found that neither the Sting Ray nor the Warwick felt very comfortable.
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  3. Slater

    Slater Leave that thing alone.

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    I voted Stingray. You have a Jazz Bass. You add a Stingray. You then have two time tested classics.
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  4. MobileHolmes

    MobileHolmes I used to be BassoP

    Nov 4, 2006
    I have (among others) a Jazz and a Stingray. The stingray really cuts in a mix, and is super punchy. I play the jazz more, but the ray has tons of personality.
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  5. jakka1


    Jul 19, 2012
    Key here is do you have to have a Jazz profile neck or not? If so a Stingray probably isn’t the bass for you. Unless you get a Stingray with a SLO Special neck which is more like a Jazz.
    I love Stingrays but early on the neck was a deal breaker until I learned about SLOs.
    Playing live & recording Stingrays definitely cut through the mix & are a great option for you. Unfortunately I don’t have any experience with your other choices to compare. I have owned Warwick’s but not a Corvette. Key here is I believe all of your other choices have thin necks except the Stingray.
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