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Volume Setting on Stingray V

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by oldmanp03, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. oldmanp03


    Oct 7, 2010
    So, I have always heard the notion that with a Fender you put volume to 10 on the bass and go from there. Anybody heard this?

    But with a Stingray, it seems if you do this you are overloading everything else.

    Am I doing something I shouldn't be doing by putting the bass volume wide open and working everything backwards from there? Why shouldn't I?
  2. Crabby


    Dec 22, 2004
    I have a number of stingray 4's and 5's and I always play with the volume dimed. I never overload my amp and the tone is fantastic. It's simply not an issue. However, my Bongo 5 has an 18 volt per amp and it sounds better with the volume backed off a bit. I find it is a much hotter output then the Stingrays.
  3. I don't, think the volume acts, like a gain if thats what your saying,i know what you mean about the bongo, the preamp is super ballsy and I usually backed off the volume when I had the pleasure of owning one
  4. Bass on full is quite extreme no matter what the EBMM bass it is, but more so with the Bongo!
  5. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    I play all of mine dimed, I don't have any issues with it. I may get a little overdriven type of sound but that is what I want.

    I think he means the volume control, not the bass EQ.
  6. HMZ

    HMZ Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2003
    I find Musicman basses have a very hot output. I back it off a bit on my Sterling and if I need a little more I'll dime it all the way...
  7. Bill G.

    Bill G.

    Dec 2, 2005
    Baton Rouge
    Yeah, I dime my Stingrays, too. No problems at all.
  8. mgs2277


    Nov 5, 2011
    My 5 string Stingray seems to have less volume than my 4, even before I swapped out the pickup in the 4 string for a Basslines alnico. Does anyone else have that same issue?
  9. bovinehost


    Dec 5, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball Music Man/Sterling By Music Man
    Turn your amp up. It's common to have slightly differing outputs. It's not really an "issue". I have two passive basses with different output levels and the difference between a couple of my active basses are even more notable.

    But I don't consider it a problem.

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