Damn you guys are good. Over on TB, this went on for 9 pages with votes split very evenly. Then a flame war erupted over Stingray 2 Vs 3Band eq
Eventually the results were revealed and there were more than a few very red faces.
You all nailed it.
* No 1 is the Cort
* No 2 is the Stingray.
But I'll tell you what, decent Stingray impersonations are few and far between. IMO, this is a beauty, with the pickup position the only giveaway as to which is which. Yes it's a tad too close to the bridge, but it somehow doesn't sound like a bridge pick up like the Sandberg, MTD Kingston, and many others.
And when you consider the price difference, plus the fact the Cort has a J neck pickup, I'm was pretty tempted to track one down.
Then I found out it had a 19mm string spacing, compared to 17mm on the SR5. I've gotten rid of otherwise decent basses in the past because my little hands just can't deal with 19mm spacing.......