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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by rob_the_bassist, Jun 16, 2007.
Is a sterling more suitable for rock and funk, where a stingray is more suitable for rock?
they are equally suitable for the same things really. In a band setting, the differences in tone are negligible.
so the differences are mostly in ergonomics and that tone switch ont he sterling?
Yeah pretty much. You may notice that in a band setting, the sterling cuts through better, because it has more mids. That is really the main difference tone wise.
would a 'ray work for jazz and funk and everything? or would a sterling work best for all genres?
I've heard that they can be very versatile and sound fine in many different genres. From the little bit that I have played the two at a GC, I completely agree.
you can funk/rock/jazz/metal/country out any bass you want. all that matters is if you like it.
what bass can rock out a jaco tone?
The Stingray is bigger and has a different neck (Sterling is a jazz type neck). Also, the pickups are different (alnico vs. ceramic) and the Sterling has the 3 way selector switch. Both are great and versatile basses. And don't forget that the SR is available in 2-band and 3-band models and the Sterling is only 3-band.
Both get a Jaco style tone, but I believe the Sterling would get it better since you can switch on the back coil solo.
It would also depend on which pickup config you got - H / HS / HH as well
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