Anyone like bass guitars?

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Tell me about these music man pickups? are they a bass humbucker???
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I had a band mate who played a Stingray. Sounded really warm.
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jeremyb wrote: Sun Nov 27, 2022 6:29 pm Tell me about these music man pickups? are they a bass humbucker???
They are indeed. Great sound when you can tame it. :-)

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Stingrays are temperamental beasts. Some days they sound grunty, smooth, zingy, and gorgeous, others days they sound like kicking a cardboard box. Definitely can have a honky midrange.

Once you learn how to drive them, they are some of the best tones ever. I do think the magic recipe is 2 band EQ + Alnico, although I am partial to a punchy ceramic.

I have a Stingray Special 5HH with the “upgraded” electronics and Neodynium pickups. They sound pleasant and smooth but hard to get the zingy character out of them.

Got an H pickguard, got Rob Matthews to do a minor route so it can take 90’s Soapbar pickups, changed the HH switch to a Series/Single/Parallel switch, built a 2 band eq and added a Josh East MidPot (concentric with mid cut boost and mid freq)

It sounds SO GOOD and weighs under 3kg.

Best bass I’ve ever owned by far.
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TmcB wrote: Sun Nov 27, 2022 7:17 pm Stingrays are temperamental beasts. Some days they sound grunty, smooth, zingy, and gorgeous, others days they sound like kicking a cardboard box. Definitely can have a honky midrange.

Once you learn how to drive them, they are some of the best tones ever. I do think the magic recipe is 2 band EQ + Alnico, although I am partial to a punchy ceramic.

I have a Stingray Special 5HH with the “upgraded” electronics and Neodynium pickups. They sound pleasant and smooth but hard to get the zingy character out of them.

Got an H pickguard, got Rob Matthews to do a minor route so it can take 90’s Soapbar pickups, changed the HH switch to a Series/Single/Parallel switch, built a 2 band eq and added a Josh East MidPot (concentric with mid cut boost and mid freq)

It sounds SO GOOD and weighs under 3kg.

Best bass I’ve ever owned by far.
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Yeah 2EQ Stingray with flats its hard to go wrong.

I’ve never understood the “weak G string” thing but I’ve never owned a 5 just played a few.

Interesting for some (maybe) is it’s the only Bass I own where the Volume seems to play with the tone. Rolling back on the vol makes the Bass boost better imo
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jeremyb wrote: Sun Nov 27, 2022 6:29 pm Tell me about these music man pickups? are they a bass humbucker???
Passive humbucker with active EQ

Dave what year is yours?
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foal30 wrote: Sun Nov 27, 2022 7:48 pm
jeremyb wrote: Sun Nov 27, 2022 6:29 pm Tell me about these music man pickups? are they a bass humbucker???
Passive humbucker with active EQ

Dave what year is yours?
It's a 2018 😊
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Mastotron clone done! One minor issue with one of the switch positions, it’s a pain to get at the caps which might be the issue so leaving it for now :rofl:
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jeremyb wrote: Mon Nov 28, 2022 6:30 pm Mastotron clone done! One minor issue with one of the switch positions, it’s a pain to get at the caps which might be the issue so leaving it for now :rofl:
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foal30 wrote: Mon Nov 28, 2022 9:17 pm
jeremyb wrote: Mon Nov 28, 2022 6:30 pm Mastotron clone done! One minor issue with one of the switch positions, it’s a pain to get at the caps which might be the issue so leaving it for now :rofl:
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In a similar vein :-)
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I’ve decided I want to know if my Stingray is Ceramic or Alnico

But I don’t want to take the pick up out
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Sounds like might have a string report on the new Sadowsky Flats this week.
I would like to attend Gear Fest Saturday if time allows.
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