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Nice Comparison Video of Fives: Peavey; Warwick; Dingwall; Music Man; LeFay

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, Nov 17, 2018.

  1. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis

    Dude has nice, New Metal sort of vibe to his playing.
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  2. Pretty cool. I've owned most of these basses except the last and I find this pretty consistent with what is shown in the video. I had a standard thumb NT , Cirrus Tigereye and a couple different Stingrays and currently have the NG3. The Cirrus was pretty versatile and polite sounding but a very good bass. The Thumb was nasal and tight which had a very specific appeal. Stingrays were always scooped and clangy to me. They felt good but I never dug the sound. The Dingwall NG-3 is very balanced and aggressive sounding with the Darkglass preamp. I love it because it has the hi-fi vibe of a cirrus but a bit more aggressive. I'm enamored but also it's my newest bass. My go to is a G&L L-2500 which does a little bit of all of these.
  3. Sid the Kid

    Sid the Kid Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2013
    Nathan Navarro is a killer player, for sure.

    What jumped out at me here is how unremarkable sounding the Stingray 5 is.

    To me the NG3 sounded best overall, the LeFay has the best sounding neck pickup, and the Thumb sounds the best slapped. The other basses were just a bit vanilla.
  4. TideSwing

    TideSwing Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2014
    Surprised myself - I liked the Cirrus best overall, Dingwall a close 2nd. I did like the Lefay with the drive though.
  5. megaboogie


    Jan 14, 2014
    I was very surprised by the Peavey too, all around great sounding bass.
    I actually dug overall tone of the Lefay best but then I saw the price which threw me off a bit... still a killer sounding bass.

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