So, what IS the difference?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by carl-anton, Nov 12, 2001.

  1. It has been mentioned a lot of times that the Stingray5 doesn't sound quite like the regular stingray. What is the difference in the sound? And why doesn't they sound the same?

    Lars Madsen
  2. David-Adler


    Feb 28, 2001
    Bonn, Germany

    My Opinion:

    Fact: The Stingray 5 is more a Sterling 5 than a Stingray 5.

    Fiction: You can´t get the "Stingray-Sound" out of the Stingray5.

    The Stingray5 has a 3-Way Selector Switch for the Pickup and a 3-Band E.Q.. Thats the same electronics as in the Sterling, but not as the Ray. But Setting the Pickup to Parallel, Boosting the Lows and Cutting a bit of the highs will give you the original Stingray Vibe (at least with my great `Ray).

  3. TonyS


    Dec 13, 1999
    I am the proud owner of a Stringray5 and a Sterling. My experience with those instruments is exactly the same as Davids.