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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ilovefruitpie, Dec 19, 2004.

  1. ilovefruitpie


    Apr 23, 2004
    whats the difference between a sterling musicman and a stingray?
    please help.
  2. thisSNsucks

    thisSNsucks Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Yonkers, NY
    Stingray-more of a p-bass style neck, larger body, available with 2 or 3 band active eq as well as with a piezo.

    Sterling-slimmer jazz like neck, smaller body, 3 band active eq with a 3 way selector, both coils in series, both in parallel, or single coil mode.

    I should also mention that both are available in either maple rosewood or fretless and no matter what you choose it will be godly :)
  3. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    He covered the important differences. I just bought a Sterling myself, mainly because of the smaller body and coil options. I like both necks but a smaller neck is more comfortable.
  4. I have both and I find the Sterling more versatile... :bassist:
  5. Great title!

    Feel wise, the Sterling is generally like the "Jazz bass" and the Stingray is like the "P bass". Stringrays have beefier necks. I think Sterlings only come in 4 strings, while Stingrays come in 5's also.
  6. phatcactus


    Apr 2, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Ah, but the Stingray 5 is more Sterling than Stingray.
    Makes a ton of sense, I know.