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Stingray fix

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BassGH, Mar 16, 2019.

  1. BassGH


    Sep 13, 2015
    You can see from this pic that my stingray’s got a major problem


    But, as you can see from the next, I just got it fixed!!

    upload_2019-3-16_18-47-59. In all seriousness I could never make the stingray electronics work for me, but I love the playability, neck and look of this beast. Mike Lull just finished this—Seymour Duncan pj’s, bartolini preamp. Sounds spectacular.
  2. Geri O

    Geri O Supporting Member

    Sep 6, 2013
    Florence, MS
    Normally, I would think WTH, but with Mike doing the work, it’s a beast no doubt.

    Curious, any particular reason why you guys changed out the bridge?

    That bass looks to be a lot of fun.
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2019
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  3. BassGH


    Sep 13, 2015
    I assume you mean the bridge pickup? The bridge itself is the same. I didn’t want the SR bridge PU because it just wasn’t working in a rock band I needed a 5 string for. I like having a J to add bite to the P PU on the low notes of a 5 string.
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  4. Stevorebob

    Stevorebob Well... I Am Here, Aren't I? Supporting Member

    Sep 29, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Yeah, I've always wanted a 5-string J or PJ to play like a StingRay. Love this.
  5. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Nice job.
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  6. Geri O

    Geri O Supporting Member

    Sep 6, 2013
    Florence, MS
    Sorry, I did mean the bridge itself, but I looked closer this time and I can plainly see it’s the original bridge.
  7. lowdownthump


    Jul 17, 2004
    Where are the knobs?
  8. mmbongo

    mmbongo Dilly Dilly! Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    I thought Tort was the problem.
    CapnSev, murphy, TjMetalhead and 6 others like this.
  9. saabfender

    saabfender Banned SUSPENDED

    Jan 10, 2018
    How's the B string?
  10. JakobT


    Jan 9, 2014
    Oslo, Norway
    Well, to each his own. To me it’s a little like buying a sedan and converting it into a truck, but if it works for you, who am I to argue? :)

    Enjoy your new bass!
  11. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    They look to be in the same place they were before.
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  12. lowdownthump


    Jul 17, 2004
  13. BassGH


    Sep 13, 2015
    Excellent, though not at all available settings. All settings in the middle, volume up, with a blend of the two pickups it’s as good as the original SR electronics. And I’m going to guess as good as any 34” PJ out there. P by itself, not so much.
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  14. BassGH


    Sep 13, 2015
    Lull tried to convince me of that as well. My problem was I was having a hard time finding a quality 5 string that I liked the feel and look of as much as this instrument. But getting the stingray electronics to work in my bands wasn’t happening. So this was my answer and I am happy.
    Scott Baiowulf, JC Nelson and kobass like this.
  15. BassGH


    Sep 13, 2015
    Yep same as before. But there’s a big old empty spot where the pickup switch blade used to sit.
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  16. basmansam


    Feb 11, 2005
    Did Lull have to route both pickups or just the "P"?
  17. Funkinthetrunk

    Funkinthetrunk Registered User Supporting Member

    I'd buy a SS Ray
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  18. Coolhandjjl

    Coolhandjjl Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2010
    If you really want to live on the edge, re-wire it with a switch to put the P & J pups in series. You haven’t lived until you’ve tried.
    MattZilla, murphy, AndyPanda and 2 others like this.
  19. REV


    Jun 18, 2006
    Same MM pre amp?
  20. murphy


    May 5, 2004
    Toronto, Canada
    no...he said Bartolini

    Now...I have converted a SR5 to a jazz bass....converted it back , sold it..and can't remember why.....Ugh

    I love the S in my HS basses and it sounds very P like to me......but I am a Jazz bass player so what do I know?

    But I like it a lot!
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2019

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