Hello fellow bassists Growler571 here. I have heard that Leo Fender designed the Stingray Primarily for funk, Is this true do you all believe? Or do you think he was aiming for a bass that could be versatile enough to cover a wide style of Music similar to how a Jazz Bass can? I find it very interesting how he came up with the idea to place a massive humbucker in a position that is about 2 or 3 inches closer to the bridge but not quite as far back as the single coil on a jazz I would say. It seems like he chose this position to create ample trebel response from a bridhe posotioned pickup yet the Massive Fat Humbucker Pickup would also provide plenty of deep fat low end, and coupled with the active 2 or 3 band eq. You can seem to get quute a few different tonal variations out of it, But the only thing the stingray cant seem too do very well is get realy smooth deep bass withouth that agressive growl and trebley sting the Stingray is know for. So my main question is Did Leo primarily desing these Stingray Basses for mostly funk? Any thoughts and opinions on the stingray bass greatly appreciated. Sincerely Growler571.