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MM Subs?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Lewi_wilko, Nov 27, 2005.


  1. Lewi_wilko

    Lewi_wilko

    Mar 24, 2004
    What are your oppinions on these basses? Ive allways wanted a MM bass and a SUB seems to be in the right price range for me
     
  2. JayAmel

    JayAmel Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Aurillac, France
    I own one (SUB5, active) and also own a StingRay 5. They are very different animals, and the SUB is actually much closer to the "vintage" StingRay. Great bass, even while owning the StingRay 5, I don't think I'll let the SUB go.
     
  3. Cantstandsya

    Cantstandsya

    Jul 27, 2001
    Fontana, CA
    Does the SUB sound more like the SR5 with the pickup selector closer to the bridge,neck or neither?
     
  4. i just bought one today actually, i'm trying to get used it though... :meh:
     
  5. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Compare the SUB5 to a stanadard Stingray and the SR5 to a Sterling which has coil splitting and other options. The SUB5 sounds like a SR5 with both coils going.
     
  6. Cantstandsya

    Cantstandsya

    Jul 27, 2001
    Fontana, CA
    So that would be parallel(towards the bridge) ?
     
  7. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Not parallel, the humbucking mode when the selector is pointing towards the fingerboard. If you want the Stingray sound and you don't want to spring for a 'Ray, the SUB5 is a great alternative.
     
  8. primus_55

    primus_55

    Dec 28, 2004
    I reckon they're great.

    The only down side is the painted neck. Some people don't like this, just personal preference.