stingray bass thoughts

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by growler571, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. growler571


    Sep 19, 2007
    Is it just me or does the stingray bass feel extremely hard and lifeless? the maple fretboards seem to feel like they are made too rigid it is hard to explain, but when i listen to the tone it just doesnt have any warmth it is just hard and brittle sounding. what do flatowunds sound like on a stingray?
  2. snyderz


    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    Flatowunds. Is that like flatulence?
  3. LOL!!
  4. Haha, you're still a troll, you still fail. Go die.

    Oh, and for added measure, GTFO.

    Thank you for using TalkBass.
  5. Essthreetee


    Aug 19, 2007
    Visalia, CA
    T...R...O...L...L... move on now...
  6. Another complete waste of 15 seconds of my life... now back to Farmer Needs a Wife.
  7. Adam Wright

    Adam Wright Inactive

    Jun 6, 2002
    Mike Lull Artist
    exploding feces for brains you must have sir
  8. Just stop clicking the links man! For the love of god, another 5 seconds and you'll have wasted a full minute!

    OH NOEEEESSSSS *Echo: Nooesss....noeessss...noes*
  9. This thread's a keeper.
  10. JehuJava

    JehuJava Bass Frequency Technician

    Oct 15, 2002
    Yorktown, VA
    I'm so on a growler571 thread binge right now. They're like crack to me...
  11. Troll or no troll, your experiences with the EBMM StingRay are exactly the same as mine and I agree entirely with your assesment of the feel and the tone of these instruments.

    The difference between us is that I chose to quietly sell mine to a member of the bass playing community who actually felt that "it rawked". Now, we're both happy :).

    Flatwounds would, IMHO/IME, sound dull and thin (as opposed to "bright and thin", like the roundwounds do :meh:).

    Personally, I found the answer to my StingRay dilemma by investing in a '77 pre-EB model, which regardless of what any "naysayers" might claim, does (IME) have a much warmer and fuller bass sound (even before boosting the EQ).

    There's a reason why pre-EB 'Rays have their fans, just as there's a reason why threads like "Don't like the tone of my EBMM StingRay" keep appearing on TB :eyebrow: - No smoke without fire! :smug:.
  12. JehuJava

    JehuJava Bass Frequency Technician

    Oct 15, 2002
    Yorktown, VA
    oh yeah btw...try filling out your profile and your troll status might lessen. Can't take you serious with zero info.
  13. phunku


    Jan 9, 2008
    London, England
    wots a troll!?!? :)

    me confused?!
  14. bassmonkeee


    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    Then you either don't know how to EQ an amp, or don't know how to EQ a bass. If a SR with Flats sounded thin, you were doing it wrong, Sport.
  15. phunku


    Jan 9, 2008
    London, England
    i Believe alan out of the Average white band used a Stingray wiv Flats on it, on the song "schoolboy crush"

    and used a pic as well!

    sounds pretty kool actually!
  16. DeanT

    DeanT Send lawyers, guns and money...

  17. Senor SQUID

    Senor SQUID Guest

    Jan 11, 2004
    I like trees!!
  18. dangerkirk


    Mar 31, 2008
    Owensboro, Ky
    i dont like the tone of my stingray either

    its all wet and floppy

    but the finish is great

  19. 3toes


    Aug 30, 2006
    Denver, Colorado
    Pretty passive-aggressive trolling there. But I do wish there was a way we could intelligently discuss not only the pros of certain basses, but their cons as well.

    And it's funny how if you say you don't really care for a Fender, Gibson, etc. that it kind of goes through the cracks... but the second someone posts a negative about a EBMM, you have to break out the flamesuits.