Someone talk me into a Stingray......

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bad Seed, Dec 15, 2007.

  1. Bad Seed

    Bad Seed Inactive

    Dec 5, 2007
    Richmond, VA
    Well it's new bass time, keeping the jazz though, so I want something a little different. I was thinking of a higher end ibanez like the SDGR900, which is neck thru, or an LTD B-404SM, but I have a good deal going for a 4 string stingray. I did play the B-404SM and it felt really good, sounded nice too, but I don't know if the finish will grow on me. I haven't played a SDGR900 so I don't know how it feels or sounds. I like the stingray look, and I did play one of them at guitar center, the neck was a little thick for my liking, but I may be able to get used to it. I played it through a crappy Line6 amp because they didn't the SVT3Pro (what I have) setup to play. I owned a warwick 4 string corvette and had to get rid of it because after long time of playing, I had this crazy cramp in my palm, but I don't have that with my jazz, so thinner neck's are a plus. I want something besides another jazz that can handle more metal which I like to play. What does everyone else think?
  2. martin shane

    martin shane Guest

    Jan 4, 2007
    Have you tried the sterling bass ??
  3. Connor

    Connor Guest

    Jun 21, 2007
    your exact question is a little bit confusing by the way...

    the (SR)900 is much like the more common SR500 if you've played that (it's a natural finish and made of mahogany). they also have very thin necks. it can handle metal but is very rattly & bright.

    i'm not very knowledgeable about stingrays. i do know i hate the double MM pickups though solely for hand placement on slap.
  4. Bad Seed

    Bad Seed Inactive

    Dec 5, 2007
    Richmond, VA
    never tried one, heard the necks are a little thinner then stingray's
  5. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Sterling, absolutely.
  6. For reasons of my own, I'm not an EBMM guy but I recently played a Sterling with the SC/MM pup combo and I really liked the tone and feel.

    You should check one out, espcially if you like the jazz-width neck.
  7. richnota


    Jan 11, 2005
    Santa Cruz
    talk you into a sting ray? ok.

    nothing sounds like a string ray.

    do you want that sound?

    if so, buy one.

    I did (and I'm glad i did)

    Consider that a lot of the EBMM at Guitar Center may not be set up very well. I played five and they bordered on un-playable (necks out of adjustment, action off, old strings)

  8. mrpackerguy

    mrpackerguy Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Go play one. You'll want it. You'll want three.
  9. NorCal Dog

    NorCal Dog

    Nov 28, 2005
    + like 10000 or something for a STERLING,, they're the @@@@ :cool:
  10. west*coast*bass

    west*coast*bass Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2003
    Agoura Hills, CA
    Don't buy one. :bag:

    I don't really have a reason, I just thought I would try to talk you out of it. Get a goat instead.
  11. Nedmundo

    Nedmundo Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2005
    Same here on all counts. Never really liked traditional 'Rays that much, but I love the HS Sterling. Total rock machine, that to my ears has a grittier tone closer to G&L than does the 'Ray. I do like the HH 'Ray, but still doubt I'll ever own one.
  12. danster


    Jul 13, 2007
    Connecticut, USA

    For the first 30 yrs.(yes, I'm that old!) :eek:of playing Bass I've had/have a Fender Jazz, Ric 4003, Aria Pro2, Kramer something with the aluminum neck, Carvin LB, and various others that were borrowed from friends over the years...

    My point?... I now own a 2002 Stingray4. Great Bass - VERY versatile and responsive to your attack. I've always liked the sound so I ebayed one last year- after trying a bunch out at a local store.

    I still have my 70's Jazz. It's now my backup live for the Ray.
    Highly recommend you try some out.:bassist:
  13. Mike Shevlin

    Mike Shevlin

    Feb 16, 2005
    Las Vegas
    I'm glad that Ned mentioned the G&L because thats the first thing I thought, but that was not your question. I do not agree with west coast bass - definitely do not get the goat,it will destroy your back yard & will freak out & a loud band practice.
    If you get a sting, you may want to get one of the newer 2 pickup ones (HH) for more tones.
  14. nastyn8c

    nastyn8c Guest

    Feb 7, 2005
    Tampa, FL
    Well, my SR5 was the 3rd (soon to be 4th after I get my ABI-5) best bass I've ever owned, behind a Lakland 55-94 and my Dingwall ABII.

    I'd try to sell you on a Dingwall, especially since it could help with those hand cramps, but that's not what you're asking for. That said, you'll love a Sterling. Only an EBMM can sound like an EBMM. You won't find that tone anywhere else.
  15. superbad7474

    superbad7474 Guest

    Dec 15, 2007
    Id say get a Squier vintage modified jazz bass. Basically, its the best bass ever made and can KILL any Musicman product outright, let alone anything by Fender. The only comparable...and I mean a distant second at the Nikki Sixx sig by epiphone.
  16. DeanT

    DeanT Send lawyers, guns and money...

    The EBMM Sterling has a neck that's thinner than a StingRay. Almost like a Fender Jazz. The EBMM Bongo has a neck that's in-between a SR and a Sterling, yet still thin and fast.
  17. smk75

    smk75 Inactive

    Dec 15, 2007
    now listen, aint no party like a nikki sixx party cause a nikki sixx party dont STOP!!! Epi's are the bomb-shizzy, hell even the Chi-Com jimmy page plays one, secretly at home. I even heard that HONDO is collaborating on a triple neck, uzbekistan made strat/sg project!

    For Show........damn right Ho's!!!

    Who loves ya bitches???
  18. superbad7474

    superbad7474 Guest

    Dec 15, 2007
    Nikki Sixxx epiphone? I dont think you know what a real bass is...Indo made, hard core squier versus your supposed expertise? Uh, you been to Indo? You been down where its hot like butter in a non trill environemnt? Does your mom drink Cobra? Thats right SQUIER ROCKS IT AND IT DONT STOP IT. As for trying to put hondo up against Squier....Squier is the one that came out with the quadruple neck, Michael Batio signature mando/bass/guitar/harp bass...can you top that? And it was made in Bhutan....Dont front!!!:hyper::bawl:
  19. smk75

    smk75 Inactive

    Dec 15, 2007
    so there, I said it. I'm sure the beegee's are looking for weird-assed looking instruments to go with their hard rockin music. The "bongo", was'nt that some girls jean company or something? I wanted to get into some of those back at the Mesa, represent.

    Don't Musicman products secretly compromise your masculinity somehow, yeah I read that Sh!t somewhere! Like, for real! And with a name like "Ernie", dude, you're better off playing the skin flute.

    "romeo-6, out".
  20. superbad7474

    superbad7474 Guest

    Dec 15, 2007
    Um, the BONGO was designed by BMW, OK? It was supposed to be the shape of thier new space transport and that is what they based the design off of. So dont front. Bary Gibb can make squeal like a pig too boy, you dont even know music. I think youre still listening to billy ocean....