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Simple Q: How close can a Stingray get to a P?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Da LadY In Red, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. Hey, I've got the perfect neck for the upcoming Fender Stingray project (which'll have a P bass body, Tele pickguard, and Seymour Duncan Musicman Replacements pickup and preamp), but I have one last question.

    I really love the P bass sound, but I want the flexibility of a Ray. How close will I get to that sound with a 3 band SD preamp?

  2. Well you might be able to get close but you'll never be able to get there. Since this is a total project bass anyways, why not put a P pickup in the P spot. There should be plenty of room for it. Then you could have a blend knob to chose whether you want the MM or the P or a combo of both. What would be even cooler is to have a seperate set of controls for the P bass and a seperate jack. That would be rad!
  3. Geezerman


    Nov 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    I think it depends on where your placing the MM pickup. I think we get the characteristic P-bass sound, because it is normally os close to the neck. I would think a MM neck pickup would emulate it decently.

  4. i was one week away from cuttin' up my stingray like this, but i sold it and bought a P-bass.....it stomps the ray, no regrets. as i remember, the pickups of both instruments "overlap" each other.
  5. Beav

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    Jul 17, 2003
    Middle Tennessee
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  6. FireAarro


    Aug 8, 2004
    Stingrays don't really get close to Ps.