So I played a HH SR4 and an HH SR5

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TSanders, Dec 17, 2005.

  1. At Guitar Center yesterday.




    Easiest way to put it. They KILLED.

    These basses are everything I hoped they would be, and the sound of the neck humbucker adds a lot. There are so many tones in these basses that its not even funny.

    I know I cant wait to get mine.
  2. A couple of questions... was the instrument heavier?

    How did the neck pickup add to the 'Ray tone when left when left on with the bridge pickup? Did it sound a bit more Jazz bassish?

    Did you find the addition of the neck pickup to be practical enough to warrant picking it up?
  3. phxlbrmpf


    Dec 27, 2002
    Are they slappable? Their neck pickups doesn't seem as close to the end of the fingerboard as the prototype's.
  4. They SR4 was about 8.5 pounds. The SR5 was average weight of the SR5s Ive owned between 9 and 10 pounds.

    With both pickups, it had a Jazz"ish" grunt, but with the MusicMan bite. Smooth sounding though.

    The extra pup is only about $100 more, and I think its more than worth it. I would have bought one yesterday if I had the funds.

    Slap wasnt a problem. I didnt spend much time slapping, because Im not a slapper, but when I did slap, I had no problem.
  5. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    A pacific blue burst sr5 dual humbucker, rosewood with matching headstock looks to be what i desire.
  6. I don't see myself going for one of these... I'll just stick with the Sterling.
    It might be antiquated, but if it's not broken... you get the idea.
  7. I know exactly what you are saying. My SR5 serves me well, and its not going anywhere.

    However, I was "wowed" enough by what the neck pup added, to be very interested in one of these.
  8. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I can see where marcusalan is coming from. If i get a dual H SR5, the sterling is definitely not going anywhere. It will be my slapping bass, as well as anything that just feels better on a 4. I dont think anything could replace my sterling, in my eyes, as my go-to bass.
  9. Ian Perge

    Ian Perge Supporting Member

    May 11, 2001
    Evansville, Indiana
    I as well am with you on that, but the HH/SC Sterling as seen in this month's BP (the Avenged Sevenfold giveaway) looked might sweet as well. That I could see myself going into debt for. ;)
  10. newdull

    newdull Supporting Member

    Feb 27, 2004
    Atlanta, GA
    Which GC were you at? The on in Atlanta, the off of I-85?
  11. Yes indeed.

    The NE Expressway GC.
  12. Fawkes007


    Sep 13, 2005
    SF Bay Area
    I played an HH StingRay 4 at GC today. Actually A/B'd it with a Pedulla Thunderbass 5. I liked the StingRay better...It was easier for me to dial in the tone I wanted on the StingRay. Not crazy about the Bart preamp, though this could just be not spending enough time with it. Plus, I am a 4 string guy at heart. I've never heard a B string, even way up the neck, that sounded all that great to me no matter who built the bass.

    The StingRay HH is great. It's got plenty of sounds, was balanced PERFECTLY, and although it lacked some of the boutique niceties that the Pedulla had, it was, for me, more in line with the kind of sound and playabilty that I look for.

    I have major GAS now...
  13. syciprider

    syciprider Banned

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire
    For the Sterling guys, they're making a 2PUP model for you as well.
  14. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    SR4HH Butterceram Bass Porn

  15. Piedro


    Jan 23, 2001
    Montréal, Qc, Canada
    Endorsing Aguilar Amp product.
    Since when Musicman offer this option?

    Cause i want to put another pick up on my SR5 right now! :D
  16. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    They announced them at this past Summer's NAMM show and they're just now starting to ship out.
  17. syciprider

    syciprider Banned

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire
    Damn you! :crying:
  18. didnt like them at all at first but now see that buttercream one i think there really really nice

    i think the sr5 looks nicer though. i just wish the edges of the sr5 pickups didnt slide down into the bass and were squared off like on sr4s
  19. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    That Buttercream was my last one (limited edition color) and it just shipped out to the buyer tonight.

    Too late on Buttercreams unless you can find one in stock somewhere.
  20. Which sho nuff isnt likely cause Dude ordered more than any other dealer, and his are gone. (maybe one left, Im not sure)