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MM Sub 4 - worth my time?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smo, Dec 4, 2005.

  1. G'day everyone,
    Cheers to everyone for help previously. :)

    I'm starting to get serious about looking for a new bass.
    I'm pretty much happy to get either a MM stingray or a sterling, but a friend of mine has just offered me a MMsub4, which is fortunate cos I'm after a 4 string.

    I know they use only rosewood fretboards on the sub, and that they're poplar instead of ash, but what are the differences electronically? Will they sound the same (or close) as a stingray?

    Opinions? Other Options?
    Thanks guys,
  2. I believe they use the exact same electronics for the S.U.B instruments.

    I believe you named all of the differences though between the standards and the S.U.Bs.

    From what I heard, they do sound rather close to the original.

    Others will chime in though.
  3. UtBDan


    Oct 29, 2004
    they do sound rather close. Stingray has a 3 band EQ, SUB has a 2 band; Stingray has a more expensive paintjob, and SUBs are poplar & rosewood only.

    They sound very similiar. Great bass, well worth the money IMO.
  4. My daughter's man is an accomplished bassist, and one of his is a SUB, and he's fine with it.

    Most basses today are better than those who play them. This is not a cut, just a complement to how much quality you can get from non-top of the line gear.

    I have two MIM and an L1500. I will never be a better bassist than any of these will support, and I do OK.

    [ edit ]

    If you are starting out, I urge to buy used. Investigate the market, then try to pay no more than 66% of new-discount price. This will insure you don't lose your investment when you trade up. Trading up is inevitable.
  5. AxtoOx


    Nov 12, 2005
    Duncan, Okla.
    I started out on a SUB Sterling, It was fine, keep in mind it's MM's low end basses. You'll get a GAS attack for something else. I did.
  6. i actually just return my sub01 today and bought a "real" stingray today from GC.. and they sound totally different. the real stingray has alot more attack and punch great low end, amazing high head... i just couldnt get the sound i wanted out of a the sub so i dont know, but a real stingray is well worth the extra money, at least i think so.
  7. Lewi_wilko


    Mar 24, 2004
    sorry if this is a bit dumb but what does S.U.B stand for?
    ...be gentle :p
  8. AxtoOx


    Nov 12, 2005
    Duncan, Okla.
    Sport Utiliy Bass
  9. Lewi_wilko


    Mar 24, 2004