Stingray Purists Gonna Hate Me (maybe)?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Quadzilla, Jul 8, 2018.

  1. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    This is the best playing Stingray that I've ever owned (and I've owned 8-10 and played dozens). The neck is just magic. She's was made around 99/2000.

    But being a bit bored with the standard Ray tone, I needed more.

    Months ago, I did the Aggie MM pup and OBP-3 preamp with active/passive switching and a master tone control (that works in active and passive).

    I wanted even more options so I just added a Ulyate fat pole P pup (setup the way I prefer it in reverse P mode). The reverse P setup gives the E and A a tighter, less woofy bottom and the D & G a bit more girth.

    Controls are:
    Volume / Master Tone stack
    Treble/Bass stack
    Active/Passive switch

    All cavities are copper shielded

    My good friend and TBer JKDahlman did all of the work. He's the BEST!

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    Last edited: Jul 8, 2018
  2. Very cool.

    Is the Aguilar setup a little 'smoother' sounding?
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  3. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Yes and also more even sounding (very flat EQ)
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  4. Awesome! Great work on the pickguard!
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  5. Bassist Jay

    Bassist Jay

    Dec 28, 2009
    Sterling, CO.
    Endorsed by K.B. Guitars, Nordstrand Audio Pickups, Von York Strings and Gallien-Krueger Amps.
    Wow, nice work. I dig what you did to that bass. The guy that builds my basses just modded out a Stingray for a client of his. Apparently his client either was endorsed by Music Man or may still possibly be? The guy that builds my basses swapped out the stock pickup and then made the bass have an active/passive mode. He loves the changes and I think is getting ready to have my builder do another one of his Stingrays the same way.
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  6. I really dig it. I've been wanting a stingray for a while. This is really pulling at my purse strings.
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  7. Epitaph04

    Epitaph04 Always overcompensating Supporting Member

    Jul 5, 2010
    Very cool. Do what you want with your own instruments.
  8. Jonithen


    Dec 3, 2012
    Seacoast NH
    Im loving mine stock, but wouldn't hesitate to mod it to hell and back if that's what it took.

    ...I could probably get my guy to do a P style pickup, a new monster humbucker, and switch that two band over to a vol / vol / tone....

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  9. Jonithen


    Dec 3, 2012
    Seacoast NH
    Ok you've got my attention. Do you find yourself defaulting to any particular setting? I bet this config gives you a ton of flexibility, but have you found a particular sound you really dig?
  10. maplenecked


    Dec 1, 2017
    Demo vid please :bassist:drool
  11. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Columbia, MD Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
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  12. Thundar

    Thundar Supporting Member

    That is KILLER! I love a reverse P!
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  13. Bassist Jay

    Bassist Jay

    Dec 28, 2009
    Sterling, CO.
    Endorsed by K.B. Guitars, Nordstrand Audio Pickups, Von York Strings and Gallien-Krueger Amps.
    Add me to the list of people who would love to see a demo.
  14. RBrownBass

    RBrownBass Thoroughly Nice Guy Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2004
    VERY cool! Did you consider putting the P closer to its regular location (still reverse, but closer to the MM)? I once saw a Pulcinella Level 5 that was P/MM, but it was a 35", so the pickup locations didn't overlap. On a 34", they do, by about 1/4".
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  15. JeezyMcNuggles

    JeezyMcNuggles Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2018
    Santa Maria, CA
    I suck, but nobody really notices
    I love it. Can someone say, "One ring to rule them all!"
  16. beaglesandbass

    beaglesandbass Think first, then post? Staff Member Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    Saw this on facebook and meant to comment. Looks cool, would love to hear/see a video. I’ve played a few MM/P style basses (that weren’t MM basses) and I wasn’t a fan. Interested to see how this sounds.

    And not that you necessarily intend on selling it, but I’m pretty sure you killed the resale value.
  17. foal30


    Dec 3, 2007
    New Zealand
    Way back in the '80s the guy from the Phy Furs had a similar set up

    Bass My Way...
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  18. drumvsbass


    Aug 20, 2011
    This!!! Hell Yes. It's like a PJ combo on steroids. Does it sound like the best of both? How is it with both PUps on full? So many questions.
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  19. shaggy45

    shaggy45 Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2009
    It's beautiful! How much does it weigh? I sold my stingray. Loved the sound of it, just couldn't play it comfortably.
  20. PeaveyPlayer

    PeaveyPlayer Supporting Member

    Jul 15, 2014
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Would love to hear some sohndclips of both on
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