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Metal/Hard rock guys that use Stingrays?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Holy War, Apr 21, 2009.


  1. Holy War

    Holy War

    Sep 18, 2008
    VA Beach
    You guys know of any besides AC/DC, Isis, and At The Drive In? I play Rays and find them to be the best instrument of choice for me when Im playing with my bands.
     
  2. JanusZarate

    JanusZarate Low End Avenger Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2006
    San Francisco, CA, USA
    Do I count? :D

    I do use mine for rock and metal. I don't really have much in the way of quality recordings, though... but I'm working on that.

    As far as major bands are concerned... IIRC, Justin Chancellor used them more often in previous projects, but only on two tracks in Tool. Avenged Sevenfold's Johnny Christ uses both Stingrays and Sterlings, but I believe he is primarily using the Stingray on their self-titled album and on recent tours (He used his Stingrays for the most part when I saw A7X on tour recently).

    If I think of more, I'll tack on a few more posts.
     
  3. Holy War

    Holy War

    Sep 18, 2008
    VA Beach
    i count myself as well :bassist:
     
  4. snufflewagon

    snufflewagon

    Jun 22, 2008
    well I know the bassist for the red jumpsuit apparatus does
    and one their latest cd the bassist for story of they year uses a sterling...i think
    but theres tons of rock bands that use em
     
  5. jaywa

    jaywa

    May 5, 2008
    Iowa City, IA
    Flea of course, back in the day. Not sure if you consider Chili Peppers to be "metal/hard rock" but he was definitely one of the guys to bring the Ray to the forefront. IIRC he is spankin' the cr*p out of one in the video for "Give It Away" and probably oodles of live clips as well.

    Actually I've always wondered why more bassists in loud guitar bands didn't use StingRays. The way their sound cuts through and all. Much better than a P or J for heavy guitar driven rock, IMHO.
     
  6. Holy War

    Holy War

    Sep 18, 2008
    VA Beach
    very true, and while I dont consider them hard rock, they definitely rule
     
  7. jaywa

    jaywa

    May 5, 2008
    Iowa City, IA
    Having said that now, though, I seem to recall an interview with Flea where he said Blood Sugar Sex Magik was actually recorded mostly with a Wal bass. I may be off on that however, as it was a long time ago.
     
  8. thombo

    thombo

    Aug 25, 2006
    Denver, CO
    me (MainiaM); Jeff Caxide of isis; Tony Levin (King Crimson get pretty heavy); Bryan Herweg (Pelican); Greg Burns (Red Sparowes)...
     
  9. JanusZarate

    JanusZarate Low End Avenger Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2006
    San Francisco, CA, USA
    Good call on Red Sparowes - I forgot about that!

    Tim Commerford used a Stingray on Rage Against the Machine, but has used a Jazz Bass since.
     
  10. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Rex Brown used one on Vulgar Display of Power (Pantera).
     
  11. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Linkin Park's bassist uses one. The music is kinda hard rock/metal with rap vocals.
     
  12. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Micheal Anthony of VH.
     
  13. the_fooj

    the_fooj

    Feb 15, 2007
    Chevy Chase, MD
    Michael LePond of Symphony X used a Sterling on The Odyssey.
     
  14. rapturebass

    rapturebass

    Dec 6, 2008
    Connecticut
    Johnny Christ FTW!

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    I think Atreyu is more of a metalcore band, and it dosen't matter cause their bassist sucks ;), but Marc McKnight uses them.

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    John Moyer USED to use one. I think Shavo Odadjian used one during the early days.

    I think King ov Hell uses them, at least before his 6-string Peavey days. He might use them to this day.

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  15. MadMan118

    MadMan118

    Jan 10, 2008
    Vallejo, CA
    Johnny Christ-Avenged Sevenfold
     
  16. Paul D'amour used one toward the end of his Tool tenure.

    Rob Trujillo uses(d) one.
     
  17. Holy War

    Holy War

    Sep 18, 2008
    VA Beach
    I hate Avenges Sevenfold, but that bass and picture are sick
     
  18. Philip "landfill" Hall uses a stingray for municipal waste uses a stingray

    Sven "Svenchi" Janssens Of Aborted uses a stingray 5
     
  19. Mikio

    Mikio

    Feb 21, 2009
    Santiago de Chile
    I've seen Michael LePond with stingrays
     
  20. jaywa

    jaywa

    May 5, 2008
    Iowa City, IA
    Pretty amazing to see these guys playing the same axe as guys like Paul Denman (Sade), John Deacon and Tony Levin. And as far as I can tell, with no modifications beyond the paint job.

    Guess that kinda puts to rest the whole "StingRay can only do one sound" argument, don't it?
     

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