My newest toy (SR5 rant content)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pattyløve, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. pattyløve


    Apr 7, 2009
    Sydney, Australia
    Endorsing Artist: Ashdown Engineering, D'addario
    Sorry if this has been done a million times before, but i just had to share the story of my new 'toy'.

    Anyway, the other day my dad told me my uncle have him a message to tell me he had just picked up a stingray 5. My dad is not a bass player so he was just the middleman between me and my uncles 'bass communication'. The stingray cost him 1500aud, brand new due to a huge sale. I dont know how that translates in american terms but in australia thats an amazing bargain! Youll be lucky to pick up a new model for 3000.
    So my uncle came and visited two weeks later and brought the SR5 (in a beautiful black and maple combination) and i played it for the next couple of hours. Upon leaving he told me "i want you to borrow it for the next few months. I know it'd be a good opportunity for you to play such a beautiful instrument"

    So thats it, now its currently in my possesion and i played it for its first gig over the weekend. Im in love with it, it was a first of many things. My first real play of a 5 string, an active bass and such a well made american bass. I was instantly able to add the extra low notes and octaves to my basslines and i never realised how versatile a single pickup instrument could be! The SR5 is an amazing instrument and has such a variety of tones, wether it be the thump of series, the nasal punch of singlecoil of the brittle twang of parallel!

    Sorry for the extensive rant, but this is just such a new concept for me :)
    Oh, and excuse the bad phone photo

  2. Tommygunn


    Nov 8, 2008
    Houston, Tx
    Freakin sweet!
  3. snaverb


    Feb 19, 2007
    Atlanta, Ga
    Looks exactly like my SR5 Black, Maple, Single H

    Those are great basses, I love mine
  4. denchiq


    May 22, 2008
    oh, shouldn'it? ;)
  5. 73jbass

    73jbass Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2004
    Welcome to the dark side!!:p
  6. dalkowski

    dalkowski It's "rout," not "route." Supporting Member

    May 20, 2009
    Massachusetts USofA
    You're blessed with a wonderful uncle!
  7. Jornan


    Jun 30, 2008
    You got one of the best instruments ever to be build there imo!

    The only problem is, once you play and hear the sound, you will never even look at another bass unless it's a MusicMan :p
  8. Now is the time to make your break for the US so he can't come take it back. Here everyone knows a guy who can get you signed in no time, too, so there's that.