Psst... Ready to join TalkBass and start posting, make new friends, sell your gear, and more?  Register your free account in 30 seconds.

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.


  1. http://www.midcoast.com/~junebug/stingray/

    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

    Jul 11, 2001
    Nashville
    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.

    Peace
     
  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. 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.

    jtbp
     
  10. Bassstud1

    Bassstud1 Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2001
    LaPorte Indiana USA
    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. 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

    Gabu

    Jan 2, 2001
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    bump
     
  13. Gabu

    Gabu

    Jan 2, 2001
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    bump again