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Share Your Stingray/Stingray 5 Preamp Settings

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Craig_S, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. Craig_S

    Craig_S Inactive

    Oct 15, 2008
    Metro Detroit
    What are your settings for the style you play?

    I play Classic Pop and Rock.

    My 3 EQ single pickup SR5 settings:
    Bass - Boosted just past center
    Mid - Varies according to the tone I'm going for, but it's usually cut by about 1/8th of a turn (+/-) or set at center.
    High - Cut just past center.

    My rig (MarkBass SA-450 and 104HF) is always set very close to flat. I use nickel strings. I use, mostly, the parallel switch setting.
  2. SR4 HH. EB Slinkies.

    Preamp flat.

    Playing punk rock, mostly sticking to the switch setting for just the outer coils.
    Playing dub, will switch to the neck pup only.

    Sometimes use the other pickup options depending on the song.

    Ampeg SVT-II, again, mainly flat, very light mid boost. Marshall VBC810.
  3. zachbass02

    zachbass02 One Hairy....squatch.

    Jan 3, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    2008-ish SR5 single H.

    D'addario nickles.

    My 3 EQ single pickup SR5 settings for country:
    Bass - Boosted just past center
    Mid - boosted slightly past center
    High - Cut slightly past center.

    switch all the way forward. (is that series mode I think?)

    My 3 EQ single pickup SR5 settings for gospel (Fred Hammond type stuff):
    Bass - Boosted just past center
    Mid - flat or slightly cut
    High - flat or slightly boosted (depending on the freshness of the strings).

    switch all the way back.
  4. jackduran


    Dec 16, 2009
    Liverpool, UK
    3EQ SR4 w/ D'Addario Pro Steels.

    Bass- boosted just past centre.
    Mid- boosted just past centre.
    High- flat.
  5. syciprider

    syciprider Inactive

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire
    Mids cranked all the way up. Bass and treb boosted a 1/4 turn.

    No it's not a pleasant sounding tone but you'll hear yourself through anything.
  6. FunkMetalBass


    Aug 5, 2005
    Phoenix, Arizona 85029
    Endorsing Artist: J.C. Basses
    When I had a stingray w/ steel rounds:

    Bass +5
    Mids +9
    Treble -2
  7. SR5 - flat

    I do bump the 800hz mids on my amp though to cut through a live band better.
  8. Crabby


    Dec 22, 2004
    both SR4 and SR5 I usually leave the eq flat and use the parallel mode on the SR5. I do enjoy backing off the treble and adding a bit of mids for a more cutting grindy tone but they sound so good to me with everything flat that I always default to a totally flat setting.
  9. Johnius


    Dec 5, 2007
    3-band SR4 with maple board and Boomers,

    Bass: flat or slightly boosted
    Mids: depends on my mood
    Highs: cut to about 2 or 3

    It's a bright bass when completely flat. I like to dial it back.
  10. Tunaman


    Dec 26, 2004
    I just picked up a Sterling HH, looking forward to reading switch settings. I have a Sterling H that I love & the switch is always in the down position.
  11. AxtoOx


    Nov 12, 2005
    Duncan, Okla.
    I haven't seen this yet, but it depends on the venue. I start out Flat and go from there. At home, I kick in a little bass and a little less treb.
  12. 73jbass

    73jbass Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2004
    Sterling H always everything flat in series mode. Might go to single coil for the whackity whackity stuff. I set my tone at the amp.Have a Bongo 5 arriving today and really look foward to not needing to use that onboard eq either..
  13. scowboy

    scowboy Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2006
    Sacramento area
    Stingray H Ash/Rosewood.

    Super Slinky's bass boosted just a tad.
  14. 2 Band SUB

    Treble 1/3
    Bass 2/3
    Vol full
  15. Texx


    Sep 10, 2004
    Pop, Rock, Oldschool Funk

    Stingray 2EQ
    D'addario nickels.

    Bass: 8
    Highs: 3
    (10: full boost)
  16. circlechange


    Sep 29, 2009
    Red Bank

    stringray V.

    bass: 8
    Mids: 6
    Treble: center
  17. Stingray 4HH:

    Back pickup only-
    Bass boosted completely
    Mids flat
    Treble boosted 80%

    Yeah it's "scooped" technically but the back pup alone is so heavy on mids I do this to even things out.

    Both pickups on-
    Bass flat
    Mids up 80%
    Treble flat

    This tone is actually quite similar to the other tone, just a little more fat and a little less harsh.

    I use these settings (much more of the second one) for rock and metal.
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  18. Devo-lution


    Jun 24, 2009
    Stingray 2 EQ

    out of 10:

    bass: 3.5
    treble: 3.5
    volume: 10 (or 8... when I need the possibility to give a slight boost)

    I seem to be the only who cuts treble AND bass :D. Boosting either too much makes for my sound being drowned in the mix.

    Amp: little mark II - flat with some slight low mids boost and some slight VLE-filter usage
  19. Devo-lution


    Jun 24, 2009
    I have been trying to figure out how the stingray EQ works... Set flat, to my ears,there is some slight treble boost.

    The Treble and bass knob can boost and cut (although bass would be a boost only knob), but according to my ears, mid stays frozen (and remain unaffected)... So, am I correct to asume that a flat stingray would give a bit of scoop and each bit of boost you give on the bass and treble side would increase the scoop?
  20. i find they sound best when you take the preamp OUT. as with the case of my OLP. turn down the bridge side halfway to open up the mids. fresh coated strings. yummy.
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