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My next Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by drmckool, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. EBMM 4-string Stringray

    16 vote(s)
  2. EBMM 5-string Stingray

    31 vote(s)
  3. Rickenbacjer 4003

    32 vote(s)
  1. drmckool


    Jun 15, 2007
    Toronto, Ontario
    hi so for my next bass i am stuck between a 4 or 5-string EBMM Stingray


    or a Fireglow Rickenbacker 4003


    i really cannot decide between the 2(or 3). i play hardcore slap funk, heavy fingerstyle funk, punk, lots of overdriven rock. basically everything , however i have a warwick thumb bolt-on already though

    so my question is which one would be recomended by you the good forum people.

    Edit: i do realise i made a typo in the pole
  2. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Lakewood, OH
    Stingray 5. I love mine.
  3. drmckool


    Jun 15, 2007
    Toronto, Ontario
    how's the B on the the 5er is it a tight or loose B. becasue i hate loose strings. also does the ray 5 stay clean with the 2 humbuckers running or does it get muddy.
  4. Go with the StingRay 5. I have 5 of them. Have all the pickup configs and there's no gig i'm not prepared for.
  5. get the rick
    i love those necks and fingerboards
  6. wtf_is_a_bass

    wtf_is_a_bass Guest

    Aug 11, 2005
    Sydney, Australia
    Endorsing Artist: PiGLET picks
    Id chose MM stingray over the ric. I just find it more comfortable and versatile and it sounds amazing. Depends wether youd rather a 5 or 4 string though. 4 string is a beauty. Never thorougly played the 5er though
  7. shanmag


    Jul 27, 2005
    the ric looks hot!!
  8. Wh4len


    Sep 12, 2006
    Linkoping, Sweden
    my personal preference... get the rick!!!

    During my visit to the states i visited mannys, gc, sam ash, rudys etc

    I got to play the sr5HH which I enjoyed playing and a bongo5HH. Both sounded amazing. And then i found a fireglo rick 4003 at sam ash. I was in the states for a rick primarily... overjoyed i sat down and played.

    In my book the sr and bongo are less than a rick. The active sound doesn't suit me, my style or any music i play. I play punk, rock and ska. Tried to jam with my brother at GC with the EB basses, but they didn't sound right.

    The rick is THE way to go.... love mine to death, all other basses i own hasn't been played for months. It sounds good everywhere, remove the palmrest and you get a lot more tonaldiversity.

    Sorry for the long post, just had to get my opinion out there!

  9. JayAmel

    JayAmel Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Carcassonne, France

    If you already have a Thumb, I believe the RIC will bring you more of something different than any EBMM will, IMO.
  10. JayAmel

    JayAmel Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Carcassonne, France
    No. You made 2. :D
  11. The Ric looks sweet as f$&k, but for what you describe as your style of play, I'd go for the Singray for all round use.
    If all round use isn't a worry, I'd go for the Ric - sweets lows and nice sustain....hmmmmm, nice.
  12. drmckool


    Jun 15, 2007
    Toronto, Ontario
    you i mean all typos but i didn't notice that untill now
  13. I'd go for one of the MM's.

    Personnally, I'd like the SR4HH with a D-tuner.
    Prefer the SR4 for comfort/neck,spacing/G-string
    distance form the edge of board, pickguard, weight-
    might be lighter?, alnico pups= thicker/punchier/ballsier..

    and vsb w/maple neck is sooo classy . .
  14. lefty007


    Jan 19, 2004
    Miami, FL
    Kinda strange comparing such different instrument, but I like Stringrays much more than Rickenbacjers.
  15. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    I just got an SR5 HH...I love it. I have 2 SR4's and I play the SR5 way more now. The useable tones out of it are freaking amazing!!! It's my main 5 string bass now...and that's over a Modulus Q5.
  16. hallo


    May 1, 2007
    Staffs, UK
    My personal opinion is the Ric without a doubt. I've always GAS'ed for a 4003 especially in fireglo, ideally I'd love to have a 4005. Of course I'm biased because I can't stand Musicmans.
  17. mobis.fr


    Jun 2, 2005
    i would go with the rick. i don't like the 3 band eq of the musicmans. i prefer the 2band eq.

    plus, you already have a nice slap machine.
  18. RWP


    Jul 1, 2006
    IMHO you can't beat a MM5 for slap'en.
  19. moogboy

    moogboy Inactive

    Mar 1, 2007
    Moog Artist in Rock/Pop 5th down
    Rickenbacker all the way.
  20. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    My choice would be a SR5. It is the classic production five string bass, IMO. To me, it is like the Precision or Jazz, "better" basses may come along, but the old classics, like the SR5, keep on resurfacing because their designers got it right.
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