What bass should i get?????

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by cbass717, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. cbass717


    Jun 30, 2008
    sooo im tied between a ernieball musicman stingray HS and a fender America jazz bass. i mainly play punk, rock, and hardcore. which is better suted for the music i play for me because i like em both.
  2. Dingwall.
  3. Basso Gruvitas

    Basso Gruvitas Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2000
    Dallas/Ft. Worth TX
  4. Elrend


    Feb 24, 2008
    you know if you`re gonna play punk, it does not matter
  5. fullrangebass


    May 7, 2005
    Maybe a Ritwall???;)
  6. Might as well say it...go out and play both...

    2 completely different animals active vs passive, neck size, pickup config, weight, price, etc....

    I have a Stingray 4H and an 08 MIA Jazz and play each for different sessions.

    The one thing that is for sure, you can coax a workable Jazz sound out of the HS config but you can't get the single H 'Ray sound out of your Jazz.

    That's why I ended up with both! :)
  7. reaume140


    Jun 30, 2008
    get a P bass instead if you wanna play punk
  8. lovenotfear


    Aug 15, 2007
    Las Vegas, NV
    for what style you play, i would say the stingray h/s is good, but if you are really concerned about having both tones, have you look into a lakland bass with the h/s configuration, or a G&L l2000/l2500?
  9. Kennethfaria

    Kennethfaria Inactive

    Mar 12, 2008
    Squier P bass. With a bunch of stickers over it.
  10. cbass717


    Jun 30, 2008
    hahahaha nice lol
  11. zero_cool


    Feb 16, 2007
    North Dakota
  12. Dan Knowlton

    Dan Knowlton Sometimes you're the dog, sometimes the tree Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    Palm Coast, FL
    I thought it was a dinger!
  13. gmstudio99


    Mar 11, 2000
    Cleveland, OH
    +1. Seriously
  14. Stingray.
    The active pickups are better suited for punk.
  15. fullrangebass


    May 7, 2005
    Dingters are known to be very elegant and IIRC they are not volunteering freely to perform punk and hardcore; that's why I proposed the Ritwall that has been known to have an affection to punk and rock :p;)
  16. fullrangebass


    May 7, 2005
    Seriously speaking, both Dingwall and Ritter play great in any style, yet from the ones the OP proposed, I think that the P will suffice
  17. icorn25


    Jun 7, 2007
    Temecula, CA
    I have had both and for the punk and rock kinda thing I would go with the musicman
  18. scuz

    scuz You can't be angry ALL the time!

    Mar 24, 2008
    Minneapolis, MN
    Just get something that sounds really mean, like my Guild B301 :smug:

    Personally, I sold off my P bass after I got a J because I never went back. I'd play the Guild more than anything if it weren't for the &!#$%@ neck dive :spit:
  19. CRONOS


    Jun 30, 2008
  20. derelicte


    Dec 25, 2007
    esp w stickers