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Music Man StingRay 5 HH

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pussinboots's review (Music Man - StingRay 5 HH)

By pussinboots, 25/11/2014
USA 1997 birdeyes wax
Well it's a 5 string Stingray, 1 pad, a simple switch, double parallel, double serial coil (s).
EQ 3 trebble, medium, bass.
Perfect balance. Channel and mapple key.
The racing machine is felt immediately.


The handle is very nice except that the G string tends to start to derail the handle if we are not careful (very close to the edge). I got used to after a while.

Easy sound.


You can do anything with ... complete versatility, it even has its Stingray if you want ... I use the effects from time to time, I have a Pandora Stomp coupled with a by-pass (if no pandora on stage, unusable).
We can not say that the preamp brings any gain flat. I log in passive entry. By against the gains are very effective in use.


3 years since I toured with. Model I have full in 4 and 5-string (read my review) and I had open. This is my only bass gig because it's a bass that anything can be requested and anytime (EQ 3). It always sends the block head and it's something I could not define, I really trouble me off unless I run rp or the other (and not always). This really is the complete professional tool and I think his balance in the hands has much. Now must love the 5-string ...

Great (Music Man - StingRay 5)

By Nicocello, 15/10/2014
Made in the USA in 1991, 22 frets,
Musicman humbucker, bridge musicman without damper (the only thing missing!)
Volume Adjustment 3-band (treble, mid, bass), 3-position selector (series, bridge, parallel)
Maple handle speckled, rosewood fingerboard (rosewood).


Reasonably wide for a 5 string handle, fast, nail very sweet, pretty good access to acute.
weight is quite big but has never bothered me.

The sound is there, no problem, even with all the knobs in the center. Simple and effective eq!


The selector knobs and not give a lot of possibilities. You can play rock, funk, reggae, jazz, and everything what!
5 string version is more versatile than the 4 (same config as the excellent sterling).
Obviously nothing to do with modern jazz bass or bass. With ropes a little old was a great vintage sound like an old precision. With new ropes the sound becomes more modern and bright.
I tried the most recent, some not terrible (it's rare but it can happen), other really well. This one has a little something extra, certainly due to age and wood used. Productions of 89-92 years are also quite famous.


Excellent instrument, pricey nine but the quality is there. In secondhand is happiness!

I have this one for several years and never think to sell it.
Other basses allow me to complete the sonic palette when I really need a different type of sound because here we are clearly on the musicman.

it speaks for itself ... (Music Man - StingRay 4)

By Postmortem, 02/08/2014
Hello to all! Good first review on this bass. Although eight years to condense ... I drooled over this low ... voila ... a dream to me ... and I am totally disappointed ........... nan kidding it rocks!

More seriously, musicman stingray made the U.S. version rosewood, 3 EQ bands classical myth (yes I say this bass is a myth).

21 frets without saying bullshit ... micro classical MM although that has received an upgrade, it is equipped with the Delano vintage found on the classic series ... it's not displease me.

Bolt-on neck stuffed sustain and happiness.


So me I'm a basic warwickien (thumb 88 and German corvette (must specify)) suddenly I am a regular 24 and 26 frets ... so the it is true that I miss it a little but seriously stingray ... a thoroughly low hellyeah!

The ergonomics are great ... I play very loud and the bass is perfectly balanced.

The weight is not a problem I'm used with Warwick (my back insult me ​​all day, I assure you).

Access to acute is correct ... but my opinion it feels that it was not designed for that.

"Gets - it is easy to sound good?" ... It is a serious issue .........................?


Well ... the interesting part!

I'll call this the low low cunning ... why tell me - you? It's simple.

I take the beast in hand and plays a bit empty ... yuck! I said "no!" ... I plug in my ... wham tatane facies!

I play markbass little mark 3 with a 2 * 10 Genz Benz and a 15 * traveler markbass home ... oh my god my zicos hate me.

So I played in 4 metal bands (I love metal? ... But what will think you see ...) and play a lot of funk next ... I'm interested in everything in general I put a point of honor.

She goes everywhere with ... against the grain musicman is everywhere ... not to hide ... but honestly who would hide it huh? ;)

Setting mediums is the magic knob ... it does not get enough? No need to turn up the volume ... a shot of mediums and is drilled.

"What sound do you hate?" ... But it's over the questions at the "beep"?


I've had a little over a month ... I have the American dream in my hands ... To have two other very good bass I can not find better but different ... it's very typical (like warwick) and it's just ... exhilarating! Constant happiness that does not let you. In fact she learns self control because we just always want to push.

Price / quality ratio? ... I did not try to negotiate ...

I just pointed out ... it is unforgiving ... she does not let any mistakes ... it forces to work believe me (that you ask).

If I do it again this choice? ... Guess ;)

Ah yes ... what I love the most? ... There MusicMan marked on the head ... the groove machine!

Powerful! (Music Man - StingRay 4)

By Tenrolff, 20/04/2014
This is a Musicman Stingray 2001, rosewood fingerboard and 3 eq. I've had it for 6 months.
I do not include me on the features, it is a legendary bass.


The grip is nice, and access to acute is easy enough. The unvarnished handle is very comfortable, I love the feeling when touched.
The electronics are super efficient and easy to use.
The bass is relatively heavy (unless my ibanez but more than my warwick) but the balance is perfect so it is bearable with a good strap.


The sound is really nice, very modern and powerful, this is the kind of bass that sounds great even with the knobs of the equa 0.
The active electronics are very clean.
The bass is versatile, I played mostly funk and funk-rock.
Slap is happiness.

I played with a markbass (little head 3 mark and baffle 121H)


I've had it for 6 months before selling it to test another model.
This is a very good bass that I recommend.
The value used for money is good in my opinion. I sure did not do this choice with my current taste.
Before I would have put my warwick 9, but in comparison I do not put him 8.

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