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Stingray or StingRay5?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by AZNBassist, May 27, 2004.

  1. AZNBassist


    Jan 14, 2004
    hmm....ive been considering between either buying a stingray or a stingray5 for quite some time now...

    for all you stingray owners, is a stingray5 just a stingray with an extra string? or is there more to it then just the extra string? im a 4-stringer, but i wudnt mind having the low B is the StingRay5 sounded better...

    also, ive heard comments on how stingrays (both 4&5 stringers) are slap machines, but ive also heard how sweet they sound fretless. in ur opinion, do u think theyre better funk slap machines or do u think theyre better as fretless basses?
  2. Beav

    Beav Graphics Whore

    Jul 17, 2003
    Middle Tennessee
    Designer: Beav's Graphics
    The SR5 is uglier if that influnces you. ;)
  3. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002

    Actually the Stingray 5 is more like a Sterling 5
    It has the Sterlins thinner neck and the coil tap allowing you to switch the pickup between series, parallel and single coil. I love mine
  4. Mud Flaps

    Mud Flaps

    Feb 3, 2003
    Norton, MA
    Would you like a Hamburger or a copy of Moby Dick?

    I say, if you want 5 strings, go with the Stingray 5, if you want 4, go with the Stingray 4.
  5. like said above; if you want a 4, buy a 4. I've got a 4-string SR (2EQ) and totally love the tone. String spacing should be less wide for me actually, but the neck of a sterling isn't thick enough. So I like wide necks, small string spacing (I know, I'm a weirdo). My next bass will definitely be a SR5 :hyper: .....someday
  6. Funkize you

    Funkize you Guest

    Nov 4, 2003
    Westminster Ca.
    Have you noticed that this comes up every 10 min?

    I think there are like 5-6 of the bassic same question on the first two pages.
  7. Eric Moesle

    Eric Moesle

    Sep 21, 2001
    Columbus OH
    Purely subjective. I prefer the SR5, but others don't. Tastes great, less filling . . . yada yada yada . . .