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Stingray's True Tone (onboard EQ)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Da LadY In Red, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. I've heard this idea thrown around a lot that a Stingray's true tone isn't flat. I've had a Stingray (actually Sterling parts with SD MM Cermamic replacement electronics) and have always run it flat as far as the onboard EQ is concerned.

    So for the people that truly understand this true tone idea, what settings on the preamp do you guys use to get THE coveted SR tone?
  2. syciprider

    syciprider Banned

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire
    How do people determine that the Stingray's tone isn't flat?

    Is there like a reference bass tone somewhere that they compare it against?
  3. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.

    I have been running my new SR4 like this:

    Note: full cut = 0, flat or in the middle = 5 and on fully = 10 to make things simple

    Treble: 2-3
    Mids: 2-5
    Bass: 10

    Most of the time treble is almost off, bass is on full and the mids are in the middle (flat). Sounds great for everything from heavy slap to 60's rock.
  4. I leave everything flat. Played around a bit, but, not a big fan of the EQ positions on the 3 band. (will have to try a 2 band at some point)
  5. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I run mine flat. Sometimes slight mid/bass boost.
  6. ricknote


    Aug 3, 2006
    On my SR5 I boost the bass just a tick.
  7. +1
  8. That's interesting, I think (now that I've ventured around with the EQ) I like highs and mids cut a smidge (mids sometimes flat) and bass boosted all the way. I love the bass EQ on the pre because it seems to be deep and punchy, instead of just a mess.

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