I have a Stingray 4 that I play into an Ampeg SVT3PRO and Ampeg SVT410HLF cab. I have been doing some recording of this rig in my home studio for the first time recently. I am trying to get a "modern rock" type of tone that I hear on CD's by Switchfoot, Yellowcard, etc. I have been micing the cab with a Shure SM57 and AKG D112 (thru API mic preamps). I am having a tough time matching the tone of commercial CD's. I know a lot of these bands use Stingrays, but the Stingray seems to have a boingy (springy) sound on the higher strings that cannot really be dialed out. I am starting to wonder if these bands use P-Basses for recording and Stingrays for live performance. I have heard some people prefer basses with passive electronics for recording. Anyone have any insight for me?