Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by archibass, Jul 12, 2003.

  1. archibass


    Jul 11, 2003
    Need some expert opinions. Been playing a few years and consider myself an intermediate player. I like fingerpicking and slapping. Ive always owned low-end basses and am tired of loud, boomy E's and lousy playability above the 12th fret. I want that great 'boingy' sound and something more playable. Im leaning towards buying a Rick or MM. The catch is I dont want, or have room for, a large expensive setup. I dont have access to these finer basses locally, So my question is: Is great or good sound achievable by plugging a quality bass directly into an Ampeg B-50? or should I stick to my ErgodyneEDB-500 since Im not willing to upgrade my setup? Would an OPL-MM be a noticeable sound improvement and more sensable purchase? Ive read the mixed reviews on OPL's. Advice greatly appreciated.
  2. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    OLP's are ok but I'd search out a nice preowned real stingray. It's a bass you can keep and play indefinately

  3. Mike


    Sep 7, 2000
    There's a Ray 5 (if 5's are your thing) on for $600 right now. If it's in the condition described on the site, it's a smokin' deal.
  4. I think buying used is a great option. check bassgear and the for sale forum here. I have gotten several great deals there.

    I think you would notice an improvement in your sound if you got a different speaker set-up. mabey a 2X10 or something. 15" speakers just get a little boomy.
  5. furiously funky

    furiously funky Guest

    Dec 28, 2002
    the ampeg b-50r is a 12 inch speaker not a 15. that is the b-100r if thats the amp you were talking about. I would also say go used on the stingray.
  6. oh, my bad. I thought he said B-100R for some reason.