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Stingray or p bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by hesham8, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. hesham8


    Mar 21, 2008
    Well, it's that time again:
    It's time to get me a new bass.

    Anyway, I'm thinking to myself: Should I get a stingray or a precision bass of similar price?
    To put this in perspective, I play in an 80s-style band that does original material, but for comparison, imagine a led zeppelin smashed with AC/DC and you'd get our type of music.
  2. naetog

    naetog Supporting Member

    May 26, 2006
    San Luis Obispo, CA
  3. brothernewt

    brothernewt Some people call me the stormtrooper of love...

    Apr 13, 2004
    Happyrock, OR
    can't go wrong with either... I'd go P, but that's just me.
  4. bassicsax


    Jul 29, 2007
    Memphis, TN
    it depends, do you like apples or oranges better?

    I like both, and I think that both are good to have...
  5. vates


    Nov 15, 2007
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    L1000 :)
  6. tapp01


    Apr 10, 2008
    Wilmington, NC
    P bass FTW.
  7. P
  8. 82Daion


    Nov 14, 2006
    I'll toss my hat in the ring for the Stingray.
  9. jhay


    May 6, 2008
  10. JKambing


    Aug 5, 2008
    Haha. It's really two whole different kinds of bass tone dude. You should first assess which bass would sound more to your liking through the mix, including your guitarists' and drummer's gear.
  11. I really like my Stingray. Seems to cut through all the time.

    So +1 on the 'ray.
  12. mokkat


    Jan 22, 2008
    I'll have to vote stingray
  13. I play in a similar band and used a fender p for ages before switching to a stingray, love the p but the ray cuts through better (active electronics I suspect).
  14. Ezbass


    Apr 3, 2008
    I'm in P land right now, but I used to use a 'Ray for the kind of music your doing. Either will work fine, but in a slightly different way. As a side, if you go with the P upgrading the tone cap to a Sprague orange drop will make a huge difference, the one on my P tone control gives me a huge range, not just the normal bright or dub.
  15. BillMason

    BillMason Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2007
    AC/DC screams P bass to me, and Zeppelin screams Jazz bass, so why not get a PJ and have your basses covered (sorry for the pun)?
  16. etaym

    etaym Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 28, 2005
    Newton, MA
    I couldn't make up my mind either so here is what I did - I got both! But then I still couldn't pick between the two so I came up with this solution :) (highly recommanded.. just dont place the MM pup so close to the bridge like I did)

  17. I can get a pretty close to P tone with this, and alot more :)

  18. marcopalla


    Aug 31, 2005
    P American deluxe!
  19. topcat2069


    Dec 2, 2007
    Palm Springs

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