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Stingray BEAD

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by blaire, Feb 17, 2005.

  1. blaire


    Jul 15, 2003
    The land of Rice
    Hi, just wondering if anyone has tried tuning a ray to bead? if you did, how was it? I hear so many good things about stingray 5's so I was wondering if a sting 4 tuned to bead would be as good or close. I realize if I changed it I would have to change set-up , nut etc.
  2. ampeg66


    Dec 29, 2002
    I'm a 4-string guy, but I wanted the extended lower range, so I did it, and I like it. It actually made it really fun to play with the fatter strings and deeper sound. No problems/issues, nut filing and setup went fine for me. :)

    Depending on what year your Ray is, you may need different bridge saddles too (some have tighter slots than others, and may not fit depending on the new string gauges).

    Prolly a somewhat different animal than an SR5, tho, which has the Sterling-type electronics.
  3. blaire


    Jul 15, 2003
    The land of Rice
    thanks for the input. Ill check my saddles then have a go. ;)