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Which 4?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jason Hale, Sep 15, 2002.


  1. Fender Jazz

    22 vote(s)
    51.2%
  2. Fender Precision

    7 vote(s)
    16.3%
  3. Ernie Ball/Music Man Sterling

    9 vote(s)
    20.9%
  4. Ernie Ball/Music Man Stingray

    5 vote(s)
    11.6%
  1. Which of these 4 strings would you or do you play?
     
  2. just_a_poser

    just_a_poser

    Apr 20, 2002
    If I had the money to get a new bass, it would be a Fender P.
     
  3. stop_drop_pop33

    stop_drop_pop33 Guest

    Aug 15, 2002
    under your bed
    STOP!

    i HATE fender!

    THEY ARE ALL THE SAME SHAPE! AND THAT PICKGUARD!!! EEW!!!
     
  4. just_a_poser

    just_a_poser

    Apr 20, 2002
    Uhm, what?
     
  5. snyderz

    snyderz

    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    I have a Stingray, a P, and a J. I play them all, as they each have their own personality.
    Doc
     
  6. I'd go J between those 4, I don't like the big necks on the P and Ray, and sometimes the Sterling can't get quite as smooth a tone as the Jazz.
     
  7. pyrohr

    pyrohr

    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    I would go for the j. I just happen to own 4 j's, 4 p's and 1 RB5
     
  8. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

    It's a toss up between the P bass and the Stingray, for me.
     
  9. Just as the P and the J have their MIA Deluxe editions, I think that the Sterling should be thought of as the Deluxe Stingray (at least as far as the electronics go). My choice is the Sterling for the tonal versatility and faster neck...but I'd want a J for a backup.
     
  10. ldiezman

    ldiezman

    Jul 11, 2001
    Nashville
    I said stingray.. because I used to have one.. and in some ways I wish I still had it.. its a great bass.. with amazing tone
     
  11. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    Sterling.

    I just love it.

    Especially fretless with piezos!

    Too bad someone picked that one up from the local guitar center.:(

    Peace
    Nick
     
  12. jade

    jade

    Mar 8, 2002
    YYC
    fender p-bass special

    the best of both worlds.
     
  13. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    American Deluxe jazz

    brad cook
     
  14. they all have their place, but if I had to have only one, I'd probably go with a Sterling, but a Jazz is a close second.
     
  15. bass_man86

    bass_man86

    Apr 29, 2002
    Virginia Beach
    Personally, nothing beats my Rick 4001. However, I do own a 1975 Fender Jazz and a 1990 Jazz Bass special (the precursor to the zone bass). I own six basses and what I use varies from song to song. Still my Rick is the #@&!!!!
     
  16. barroso

    barroso

    Aug 16, 2000
    Italia
    60% i play a Fender Precision American Series
    40% i play a '79 Rickenbacker 4001
     
  17. BlacksHole

    BlacksHole

    Mar 22, 2000
    Rockville, MD
    Jazz bass. Particularly an old stack-knob.
     
  18. lowfreqman

    lowfreqman

    Aug 18, 2001
    behind a bass
    I have a fretless Sterling and love the fast neck and tone from this bass.

    I like the jazz for its versatility.
     
  19. I would play any of them
     
  20. jpwinters

    jpwinters Guest

    Aug 22, 2002
    Norfolk, Va
    I'd have to say Jazz as I own 2 of them, a 69 and a 96. I traded a Stingray for the 96 50th Anniversary Jazz.