Musicman Stingray tribute site!/can a Stingray compete with heavy guitars & drums?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by The Mock Turtle Regulator, Oct 11, 2001.


    all Stingray users out there, does this bass need lots of eq-ing (ie. boosting the high midrange) to be able to cut through guitars with lots of lows and low mids?

    sure the 'Ray can put out a lot of highs and lows, but is a Fender P or J more naturally suited to the context of heavy rock guitar sounds?
  2. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    Uh, yes?
  3. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    No! :p

    When a bass cuts through easily in a band situation, it's the Stingray.

    Beats a Fender any day.
  4. hyperlitem

    hyperlitem Guest

    Jul 25, 2001
    Indianapolis, IN
    i would have to agree with JMX. When your talking about cutting through in a band situation you are talking about a stingray. Hands down the best sounding basses ive played. I really like Laklands too, but they are basically just an expensive stingray. If i had my choice i'd have a room full of stingrays and Laklands.
  5. stingray is probably THE best bass for cutting through loud distorted guitars.
  6. Yes they cut through, but *to me* they dont sound as smooth or round as a Fender, Id much rather try harder to get my J to cut through and like the sound, then have the Ray cut through easily but hate the tone, ya know?
  7. ldiezman

    ldiezman Guest

    Jul 11, 2001
    The stingray cuts through like a hot knife through butter. excellent bass.. I use it for jazz also... on my ray'5 its easy to get a less cutting tone due to the 3-way switch selecter.. but anyway. both the Fender jazz and the p-bass are good basses.... but I want my stingray.. :) just my 2 cents.

  8. I love my stingray to death, it easily cuts through better than any other bass i have played, but sometimes i feel like i want a sound that blends a little better, so on a side question is it possible to get that or do i need a different bass.
  9. joel the bass player

    joel the bass player Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2000
    Omaha, NE
    I love my stingray, and it sounds good in a band situation. I love the sound I get out of it, and like the tone. I dont think you could go wrong with one, but if you dont like the sound don't get one. I will normally play with the bass and treble boosted just a bit.

  10. Gentlemen,

    For those of you accusing a stingray of not having a "fender mellow" tone. IMO you really need to try one with a piezo pickup. With the pan knob for the mix of the humbucker and the piezo you can get about any sound you want....IMO.

    Buy what "YOU" like

    Music man player since 1979
  11. fat-bottom

    fat-bottom Guest

    Apr 2, 2001
    Portland, Oregon
    I've owned both a 4 and a 5, and just bought an ash body/maple board 4.
    I agree that you really have to love the basic sound of the 'ray because it's pretty much a one tone pony.
    If you love that tone like I do, there is no other bass with the cutting power and aggressive, nasty sound.
    They sound best with a little compression to smooth out the highs.
  12. Gabu


    Jan 2, 2001
  13. Gabu


    Jan 2, 2001
    bump again