those stupid stingrays came out

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by hyperlitem, Sep 20, 2001.

  1. hyperlitem

    hyperlitem Guest

    Jul 25, 2001
    Indianapolis, IN
    well a huge hit to the bass market today, i saw you can finally get those budget stingrays at musicians friend. I really really do not like this. I saved all summer to get my stingray. I'm a real punker, i saved for THE bass. Now i know at my next show sum kids gonna come up to me and say, "yea i have bass just like that", when he/she is talking about the budget one. I guess my major problem about this can root to about 7 years ago when i started taking lessons. I was trying all the basses and such and i saw the stingray on the wall. It was sooo expensive but it was the coolest one. I finally got enough courage up to ask if i could play it. From that minute i knew i needed to have one. Finally 7 years later i have enough money to get one. Being a stingray owner is like a special club, and that club just got opened up to the general public. This disturbs and angers me i guess. Well thats enough venting, I'll just be happy with my stingray and stop complaining, hopefully people will be able to tell the major difference when i play, cuz theres nothing like that stingray tone.
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    U got yourself a great bass.
    Nobody can take that away from you.

    ...except by stealing it of course :D
  3. Sofa King

    Sofa King

    Aug 20, 2000
    Rowlett, TX
    Unless you point it out, I doubt half of the listeners will be able to tell.

    Don't be an elitist. So what if they make a budget model to reach those bassists who can't, or don't want to, afford the higher prices for the Stingray. Your bass will only be less meaningful if you feel it is.
  4. hyperlitem

    hyperlitem Guest

    Jul 25, 2001
    Indianapolis, IN
    oh man as long as none of you know where i live i think i'm safe. Hey JMX that is one of the coolest quotes in your sig i have seen in a long time. I was gonna use that as my senior quote. Its soo funny, did u see that on a page or sumthin? well anyway its cool as...
  5. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga

    oh, please.
  6. foolfighter24

    foolfighter24 Guest

    Apr 22, 2000
    See, before you had to be above 5 feet tall to own a longer! Anyone in the general public, even those weirdos under 5 feet, can own a god, what has happened to my peaceful world.:rolleyes:
  7. pmkelly


    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    Hey, I could get one of those, and put it next to my 3 MIM Fenders!


  8. bobaweeka


    Jan 2, 2001
    Wow, a five for $250. Wonder how nice the B is.....
  9. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Good idea, I might get one to hang next to my Tobias Toby Pro-5.
  10. dirk


    Apr 6, 2000
    Memphis, TN
    I had been awaiting the release of these just to see the price and what was going to be offered. I like the Stingray look for 250, but what about the sound? I'd like to play one just to see how the pickups are and the neck. If it felt good, it'd be worth it to slap a SD PUP and tone circuit in there. Owning a Stingray is cool, but some of us are young and don't have lots of money. I'm glad that companies offer foreign made budget models of classic basses. I'm sure it will be a quality bass, for the money. Isn't the Music Man side good quality, why wouldn't they make the best they can make for that market? Owning a bass shouldn't make you part of any group. We're all bass players, why should be divided into groups because of the price range of our equipment. It's not the instrument, it's the player.

  11. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    the same happens when you have a Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass and some kid that has a Squier Jazz Bass points out he has the same :rolleyes: :D
  12. Zirc


    May 13, 2001
    Los Angeles
    Um.... the imitation Stingray looks nothing like the real one. There are tons of differences. What a joke, who actually believes that's a stingray? Those pickups only have 3 knobs to em and no 5 point switch, how retarded.
  13. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    I honestly can't remember where I found it, I copied it from a page or forum an age ago and I rediscovered it while sifting though my backup CDRs.
  14. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Well, don't ever forget, budget Laklands are on the way too. It's a Taliban plot.
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    Gibson Ripper... kinda looks like it eh?

    Munji, i wanna try out one of those Budget Lakelands, see if they're any good... so sue me... I like to save a dollar here and there...

    Side note: Whats with all the Budget models now? Budget PRS santana, and now Lakeland and Ernie Ball (I dont think the opel is part of Ernie ball, but whoever makes it obviously designed it to be a budget mass produced machine made version of the Stingray)
  16. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Well, if you think what you have is more important that who you are more power to you. I belong to the even more exclusive Steinberger club, and I ain't bitchin' about the Spirits, the Hohner and the Cort knockoffs...

    The Pedulla club is still very exclusive. :D

    It must be either a subsidiary of Ernie Ball or Licensed by EB, otherwise they wouldn't have that headstock shape.

    Man, what's next, budget Rickenbackers?
  17. Thats why I bought a Rickenbacker. They don't make a cheap one and they sue the pants off of anybody who trys to rip off the design.

    Its MY job to keep punk rock elite!
  18. I kind of like 'em...

    I'm gonna buy one for my 2 year old so that he'll leave my real Stingray alone! :D
  19. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    yeah, the conklin club is SUPER-exclusive.
  20. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    The Zon club is pretty exclusive too.

    From a member of the Zon and Pedulla clubs.:D