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Stingray 5 - Neck Dive?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jack, Jan 18, 2006.


  1. Jack

    Jack

    Sep 6, 2003
    Newcastle, UK
    So, Im all set to buy a Stingray 5 string. Ive played them sitting down and I love 'em. Before I go for the final plunge: Whats the balance like? I really hate my Fender's tendancy to neck-dive, its very hard to hold it up.

    Cheers,
    Jack.
     
  2. pickles

    pickles Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    Mine balances perfectly on a strap.
     
  3. my sr4 is perfect. no neck dive what so ever.

    ot an sr5 but still is perfect
     
  4. CamMcIntyre

    CamMcIntyre

    Jun 6, 2000
    USA
    Balances just fine for me-i play 98% of the time standing up with it on a strap. Sitting down-it balances nicely too.

    That's all
     
  5. bovinehost

    bovinehost

    Dec 5, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball Music Man/Sterling By Music Man
    Buy that sucker.

    No neck-dive.

    Jack
     
  6. I've had several other brands that were divers but my sr5 floats perfect.
     
  7. Stox

    Stox

    Mar 18, 2005
    London UK
    Balances perfecterly........buy it
     
  8. Jack

    Jack

    Sep 6, 2003
    Newcastle, UK
    Cheers guys, think Im going for it.

    Tuesday!

    PS - Bovinehost, nice name. :D
     
  9. bovinehost

    bovinehost

    Dec 5, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball Music Man/Sterling By Music Man
    Jack, I'm Jack.

    Let's form a club.

    Jack
     
  10. dougjwray

    dougjwray

    Jul 20, 2005
    You're going to love it, believe me. Fantastic tone, construction, playability, etc., and no neck-diving!
     
  11. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    no neckdive here either
     
  12. Jack

    Jack

    Sep 6, 2003
    Newcastle, UK
    Only if its a club not only about names but musicman basses, too.
     
  13. bovinehost

    bovinehost

    Dec 5, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball Music Man/Sterling By Music Man
    [​IMG]

    Clearly, I'm in either way.

    Jack
     
  14. lefty007

    lefty007

    Jan 19, 2004
    Miami, FL
    No neck dive in any EBMM I have owned. SR5 can be really heavy, though, but that is why there are New Balance shoes and 4"-wide straps.
     
  15. Lewi_wilko

    Lewi_wilko

    Mar 24, 2004
    Which fenders have neck dive?
     
  16. Jack

    Jack

    Sep 6, 2003
    Newcastle, UK
    Jack, that picture is beautiful!

    Lewi, Its my USA P, that huge headstock and chunky neck just drag it down towards the floor.

    The Jazzes arent as bad IMO, probably because they have a much thinner neck.