Stingray GAS

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Stingray GAS

Post by Heath » 28 Apr 2016, 14:32

so stupid me this morning when i went into muso's to buy a spectracomp i inspected all the stingrays, a couple of classic 4's and 5's, a sabre and a few modern 5's....all were very nice indeed....then andy comes out with an all black neck-through 5 :drool:

very much identical to this
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but these images do not do them justice, its a very nice deep glossy black....im hoping i can work it into the stable, would be a very nice contrast to the east :D
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Re: Stingray GAS

Post by ozrider » 28 Apr 2016, 15:15

Stingray GAS is probably one of the most difficult to innoculate for... there are no real effective options to protect oneself from this virulent strain of GAS

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Post by aphekgreg » 28 Apr 2016, 19:25

Owning a pair of them cured me. :eyebrow: Never miss the 5, but do occasionally wish I still had the 4, although mainly for the neck. Great neck.
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Re: Stingray GAS

Post by Paisley » 28 Apr 2016, 22:02

aphekgreg wrote:Owning a pair of them cured me. :eyebrow: Never miss the 5, but do occasionally wish I still had the 4, although mainly for the neck. Great neck.
Same here; had a frustrating experience with a gorgeous 5HH. Loved the Bass, but just couldn't come to terms with the neck; always found it a struggle for some reason. Maybe if it had have been a 4 I might still have it.
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Post by aphekgreg » 28 Apr 2016, 23:16

Paisley wrote:
aphekgreg wrote:Owning a pair of them cured me. :eyebrow: Never miss the 5, but do occasionally wish I still had the 4, although mainly for the neck. Great neck.
Same here; had a frustrating experience with a gorgeous 5HH. Loved the Bass, but just couldn't come to terms with the neck; always found it a struggle for some reason. Maybe if it had have been a 4 I might still have it.
In my case I had a Stingray5, that I really wanted to love and managed to let the guys in the shop convince me just needed a new set of strings. It wasn't the strings. Muddy B and really twangy G. Both sounded good, they just shouldn't have been on the one bass. I wanted to change pitch, not the fundamental tone. Other than that, an incredibly well made bass.

I'd quite like to hear this neck through version.
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Re: Stingray GAS

Post by Petebass » 29 Apr 2016, 09:18

Controversial, but my conclusion is that those who are naturally strong in the hands and wrists in 90+ percent of cases will complain about the twangy G string and a flappy/muddy B string. Those guys almost always sound great on a J Bass and horrible on a Stingray. The same applies in reverse ... which is why I love my stingrays.

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Post by PilbaraBass » 29 Apr 2016, 12:12

Petebass wrote:Controversial, but my conclusion is that those who are naturally strong in the hands and wrists in 90+ percent of cases will complain about the twangy G string and a flappy/muddy B string. Those guys almost always sound great on a J Bass and horrible on a Stingray. The same applies in reverse ... which is why I love my stingrays.

First rule of life, go with whatever suits you best.
interesting observation, Pete

not to say that one cannot adjust to either instrument...

I do tend to hit the strings a bit hard with BOTH hands and I do find that a Jazz bass responds beautifully to this be "complaining" in a nice, growly fashion.

I haven't logged much time on a SR5, but I've found that I can get a really nice tone from the one I've played (a mate's @ church), but it does respond quite differently.
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Post by slave » 29 Apr 2016, 18:20

Petebass wrote:First rule of life, go with whatever suits you best.
Never thought of it that way RE: Stongrays, but now I have, you're talk sounds similar to my experience.
I don't have a light touch, I like to really dig in with either fingers or a pick. I bought a vintage burst Stinger with a rosewood neck. It looked fantastic & the neck was yummy. I wanted to really like the bass, given the feel and how much I liked playing it at home. But I just couldn't gel with the bass in a band setting, no matter what strings or what changes I made to pick-up or bridge saddle height.
So there you go.
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Re: Stingray GAS

Post by Petebass » 29 Apr 2016, 18:45

Speaking of P basses, another observation. Most (but not all) people who get along with Stingrays also get along with P basses - but not necessarily the other way around.That one is harder to explain :)
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Re: Stingray GAS

Post by aphekgreg » 29 Apr 2016, 19:17

I never had an issue with my Stingray 4. It was the 5 string that I was never happy with.
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Re: Stingray GAS

Post by DanMan82 » 29 Apr 2016, 21:03

I can help you with your stingray GAS.... thinking of offloading mine so I can snap up a cab I've got my eye on.

Interested?

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Re: Stingray GAS

Post by ozrider » 29 Apr 2016, 22:16

DanMan82 wrote:I can help you with your stingray GAS.... thinking of offloading mine so I can snap up a cab I've got my eye on.

Interested?

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dear lord... that looks like my a carbon copy of my poor old '86 Ray that I sold and got beaten to death by someone with a penchant for sanding tools...

is that a trans cherry red kinda colour or opaque?

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Re: Stingray GAS

Post by Heath » 30 Apr 2016, 01:10

Petebass wrote:Speaking of P basses, another observation. Most (but not all) people who get along with Stingrays also get along with P basses - but not necessarily the other way around.That one is harder to explain :)
I get along with Yamaha's :peep: hence why I have 3 of them :help
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Re: Stingray GAS

Post by Heath » 30 Apr 2016, 01:11

DanMan82 wrote:I can help you with your stingray GAS.... thinking of offloading mine so I can snap up a cab I've got my eye on.

Interested?

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As much as I'd like to buy it and help your gas and mine, someone needs a case of ashdown gas and buy my ashdown rig first :banghead:
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