Stingray 5

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by LimpyBizkit397, Sep 8, 2001.

  1. I have a stingray 5 and my b string always sounds tinny so at the bridge i took the things that hold the strings with the springs on them (i have no idea what they are called) and i lengthened the b string one. And next to that thbing thers a little thing that is a cylinder with a hole in it for anallen wrench. I put the string holder on top of that thing and it stays there but i don't know if this is bad for the bass. Sorry if you don't uinderstand i tried my best to explain. It helps if you have a stingray.
  2. snyderz


    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    Hey LB,
    The string goes over a saddle at the bridge. Loosening or tightening the screw that moves the saddle toward the neck, or toward the bridge is how you adjust the intonation on your bass. The cylindrical post is stabilizing your bridge. Putting your saddle up on this post is definitely not how your bass was designed to work. I would think your action would be totally skewed in relation to your other strings. A Stingray is a fine instrument, and I'm certainly not going to tell someone else how to treat their bass, but I wouldn't jerryrig it like you have. Get it to a shop or tech and have them set it up properly, inspecting things like the nut and relief, which could be adversly affecting that B string. Could even just be a bad string. The B on a Stingray 5 is usually a good one. Good luck and let us know how it comes out.
  3. lo-end

    lo-end Guest

    Jun 15, 2001
    :eek: :eek: :eek:

    dude you totally ****ed up your bass!!!!!!!

    you shouldnt turn that little screw with the spring over it because that is the intonation adjustment and that will make your bass play way out of tune even if you tune your open strings right. Also, that thing about putting the string saddle on top of some cylinder thing... that can't be good either.

    In my opinion, you should try to undo what you did to your bass (because it is very bad, again, IMO) and take it to a luthier or guitar tech or some dude at a guitar store. Explain to him what your problem is with the B string (its probably just your pickup height is too low under the B string) and have them give it a professional "set up."

    A set up is when you adjust the intonation, action, pickup height, and neck relief to optimum settings. This should be done by a professional unless you really know what you're doing (and it sounds like you don't - no offense :D )

    Just make sure you tell whoever is setting up your bass about your problem with the B string sounding tinny or whatever it is and they should be able to recognize the problem and deal with it.

    Just my $0.02 :)
  4. Davidoc

    Davidoc Guest

    Sep 2, 2000
    Northern VA and JMU
  5. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    Now there's a intelligent, not-generalized response.

    Take it to a tech, pay him, and have him SHOW YOU how to work it.
  6. lo-end

    lo-end Guest

    Jun 15, 2001
    mine charges $40
  7. Davidoc

    Davidoc Guest

    Sep 2, 2000
    Northern VA and JMU

    Dude, it's just my opinion. Quit jumping on it.

    Bizkit: is it posible to post a picture of the saddle of your B-string? That would help.
  8. I took the saddle off the stablizer and i put the saddle back to normal. Im gonna take to get fixed profesinally. But thanks for all your help.
  9. I gotta disagree with this, too. Limpy is 14 years old, hasn't been playing long and doesn't understand the features of the bridge. Why risk a broken truss rod or worse on such a fine instrument for the sake of saving a few bucks? It could end up costing him a lot more.

    I agree, Limpy, you should learn the basics of setting up your bass, but not yet. This situation calls for a pro setup. At least take it to a local music store and have them do it. Shouldn't cost any more than $50.00.
  10. lo-end

    lo-end Guest

    Jun 15, 2001
    sounds like an unbiased opinion to me! :D
  11. Make that an educated opinion. ;)

    Damn neck thrus. :mad: :D