Sterling Bass For Metal??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Morosini, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. Morosini


    Nov 2, 2018
    I've been thinking of buying a sterling by music man recently, but is it any good for metal? I want something versatile for different tunings too. Please share thoughts
  2. wardak


    Dec 3, 2001
  3. Element Zero

    Element Zero Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2016
    A Sterling will absolutely work for ANY genre. It all depends on if it’s a sound YOU like. I however believe it depends more on the guitar players tone what bass/tone will work best in a mix, but I see no reason why a Stingray or Sterling wouldn’t sit great in a metal band.
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  4. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    You can definitely make it sound right.
    If you think it looks right, just ask your bandmates.
  5. mbell75


    May 23, 2016
    The Sterling Stingrays are awesome basses and will fit any style. I have the Ray4. Funny thing about Stingrays is I hate how they sound when I play them by myself but in the mix with the pop punk stuff I’m currently doing, it sounds amazing.
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  6. TubeDood

    TubeDood Inactive

    May 31, 2019
    Or this.....
    I mean.... what more metal than this!?

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  7. Morosini


    Nov 2, 2018
  8. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    If you want something for alternate tunings that can remain playable when down-tuned I would recommend you get something that has some sort of reinforcement in the neck, such as Graphite, Titanium, or Carbon fiber.
    Others options are something with a roasted neck or quartersawn neck, which tend to also be stiffer than ordinary necks.

    The stiffer the neck, the easier it will be to down-tune w/o making the instrument unstable to play.