Stingray to Schecter. Talk me out of it?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jared92, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. Jared92

    Jared92 Guest

    Nov 1, 2007
    Fairfax VA
    I have a stingray. Single H. And a friend has a Schecter Stilleto. Very nice. Great sound, action, neck, and finish. I've been jamming around on a 004 Schecter at GC, and I really like it. I get a tone i like more htan my ray. The thing is it took me 5 months to pay of the MM and i'm worried that i wouldnt be as happy if i got a 004. And had lost the ray. Then i wouldnt have anything to do. On the plus side. I do love to tone, and I could get a lot of cash as a trade in...

  2. madbassplaya


    Dec 28, 2007
    I personally would keep the Stingray. Those basses are built like tanks and have a great reputation, where the Schecter falls short.

    I would not advise a switch...but that's just me man. Fiddle with the stingray some more.
  3. allexcosta


    Apr 7, 2004
    Don't let prices decide on your taste. If you like the Schecter, that's the one you should play. They are very nice basses, very comfortable and sound great.
  4. jimmyjammer


    Jul 28, 2008
    Are you mad?...
  5. ihateusernames


    Jun 26, 2006
    different sounds, different feel, different build quality, way different price. not an even comparison - as stated, just choose what you like better and don't let peer pressure and brand recognition steer your decision. after buying a couple of other pricier basses i still enjoy playing my schecter (just put it away after brushing up a couple of songs)
  6. dont do it!!! if any thing sell your bass first and then buy it. GC is only gonna give you half of what a used stingrey will go for.maybe youll get $500 if your lucky!!
  7. Mazatleco17


    Mar 27, 2008
    +1 on that, but if you like the schecter go for it, I own the custom 4 and I love it :smug:
  8. Bloodfist

    Bloodfist Guest

    Mar 18, 2006
    Charleston, SC
    How is it possible to compare a schector to a stingray??? I have a HH and it demolishes every bass I've played so far. And as far as schector goes, a buddy of mine has one, and it has had something break on it 3 times already, and it's less than 2 years old. Some people love them, but the sound like total crap to me.
  9. EBBassMan

    EBBassMan Guest

    Mar 18, 2007
    Kew Gardens, New York
    DO IT!!!!!

    And then ship me the Ray :D
  10. cb56


    Jul 2, 2000
    Keep the Stingray. Save up for the Schecter. I think there's a used Schecter Elite 5 going for $275 here in the TB classifieds. Great deal, but it also tells you what the resale is on Schecters is.
  11. fenderphil


    Sep 1, 2006
    Houston, TX

    +1. you never want to 'trade-down'. Its like cheating on your wife or girlfriend with an ugly chick, lol

  12. nonconformist

    nonconformist Guest

    Mar 1, 2008
    I'm a big believer that there are jst as high quality Ibanez/Schecters as there are fenders/musicman basses...

    it really comes down to build quality, tone, and what feels right.

    if it feels like the better bass in your hands, trade away! (personally, I don't like musicman basses at all anyway...).
  13. fitzy73

    fitzy73 Guest

    Mar 1, 2008
    Had a schecter 004 , did not like it ,
  14. rockr4Christ


    Oct 30, 2006
    Hong Kong
    play what fits. Thats something Ive had to learn the hard way :/ If you cant afford both, sell one and buy one. If you can afford it, a stingray isnt a terrible option for a backup bass.....
  15. I had a Schecter Diamond Elite-4 Stiletto. I thought it was a very well built bass, but could not warm up to the tone of it. Resale is very bad on them as well. Hang on the the Ray.
  16. ctufankjian


    Sep 28, 2007
    Endorsing Artist:
    stick with the stingray, you'll definitely regret getting rid of it for a schector.
  17. Krinkle5


    Feb 16, 2006
    Don't trade it! If you do trade they will take it as an even trade on a good scenario, but I dont think so because the 004 sells for $679 so you might have to put some cash out of your pocket.
  18. KsPiNeSh


    Mar 28, 2008
    Kansas City
    Bingo - I could not have said it better myself. This way you can have them both for a period of time and truly decide if one (or both) fit your style and sound.
  19. atheos


    Sep 28, 2008
    Tampere, Finland
    Either both or Stingray. End of discussion.

    No, really, if you love the Schecter more than the Stingray you should switch if there's simply no way to have them both. The most important thing is to be happy. Stingrays are awesome basses but if it's not your cup of tea then it just isn't. There are many basses on this board that cost multiple thousand dollars but which I'm 100% sure I would hate and which I would end up selling if I owned one.

    But still I wouldn't sell a bass I like, if I needed another I'd get another. Even my GF doesn't judge my occasional GAS even though she doesn't fully understand it either :D
  20. stflbn


    May 10, 2007
    I agree with Keeping the Stingray and saving up for a bit for the Schecter. The Schecters are out there used and have been getting cheaper used lately. There was one here in the Classifieds on Friday that was insanely low priced.

    And this is coming from someone who's a very big Schecter fan. Both my main basses are modifed Schecters. If I had a MM I'd still keep it simply for what it does best.