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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by dmaki, May 8, 2002.

  1. dmaki


    Apr 29, 2000
    Right now I have a cheap Ibanez with EMG's, but it just doesn't sound or feel right. I've been playing for 2 1/2 years, and I feel like I need something more high-quality, easier to play, and better sounding. I bought a Stingray a year or so ago but returned it because it was more money than I really had and I couldn't get the tone out of it that I wanted. That was before I realized how to really work my amp and now I'm jonzing for a Musicman again. I'm considering either a Sterling (I like thinner necks) or a Stingray 5, but I'm not sure which to get. I feel mildly constrained with my 4 string right now and feel the need to have an extra string there just not to move my hand so much, but I don't know if I really need a five. Also, I like more versatile pickup combinations, what do you guys think of the piezo option? I like a bit of growl, but I also want a bit of a natural woody tone... would the piezo be worthwhile?

  2. JayAmel

    JayAmel Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Carcassonne, France

    IMVHO, you should try to get an old Sting Ray (pre-EB), they are genuine killers. I had one a long time ago, I never should have sold it :mad:

    You can identify them with the "biggest" bridge that makes you string your bass thru the body.

    I don't know the exact year when EB bought out Music Man, but I'm sure some people here know it accurately ;)

    However, EB StingRay's seem to be very nice basses too.

    All the best,

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