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    NSRD (New StingRay Day) and a couple of questions.

    Hi guys. After dabbling on bass (a guitarist by trade) for some years, I've grown more and more fond of the bass, and I wanted a serious instrument - been using different stuff, entry level Warwick, G&L tribute, etc, but found the B strings lacking. Enter Stingray 5 HH.

    I got this beautiful 2007 SR5 HH some days ago (in the process of making a tortoise pickguard for it - trying out a different look), and it plays and sounds really nice, the B string is sooo good, it actually doesn't sound like a different instrument, like many B strings (especially on budget basses) do. Really happy about it, I have to get used to the weight though - a whopping 10.3 lbs, compared to my main gigging guitar, a chambered Warmoth Tele at 6.8 lbs. I've ordered a wider strap.

    NSRD (New StingRay Day) and a couple of questions.-sr5-jpg

    Now, first question; I seem to find totally different answers online; is the humbuckers on the HH wired in parallel or series? (not the combinations, is the single pickups in series or parallel? )

    2) Anybody know what the mid eq is centered at? It boosts very differently than my G&L M2500, which I think is centered at 600 hZ. And the bass eq?

    Regards, Rasmus

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    Hello,

    Nice bass

    The humbuckers are wired in parallel.
    You can find the schematics on the EBMM web site, click on Controls below "Specifications, Schematics & More":
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    AFAIK the wiring has not changed between your SR5 and the new stingray special.

    Hope it helps,
    Jef
    Last edited by Jef; 11-23-2019 at 12:21 AM.

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    Love a NBD! Congratulations sweet looking bass

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    I would check with customer service to see if your stingray has Ceramic or Alnico pickups. 2007 was the changeover year. If they are Ceramic, they would be usually wired in series, like the Sterling HH.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitaRasmus View Post
    ..............
    2) Anybody know what the mid eq is centered at? It
    boosts very differently than my G&L M2500, which I
    think is centered at 600 hZ. And the bass eq?

    Regards, Rasmus
    G&L "EQ controls" are not centered at any
    frequency at all. They are passive, cut-only,
    simple tone controls. The pre-amp in a G&L
    is not an "EQ-preamp". It's just a pre-amp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbonesullivan View Post
    I would check with customer service to see if your stingray has Ceramic or Alnico pickups. 2007 was the changeover year. If they are Ceramic, they would be usually wired in series, like the Sterling HH.
    Very intersting info - thanks, I’ll contact them!

    Quote Originally Posted by Golem View Post
    G&L "EQ controls" are not centered at any
    frequency at all. They are passive, cut-only,
    simple tone controls. The pre-amp in a G&L
    is not an "EQ-preamp". It's just a pre-amp.
    True, if it was a L2500 - mine is a M2500, that very much has a preamp with 3 band eq. Still curious aboth the mid eq center on the Sr5 though.

    Btw, I managed to get in a small bit of time in the workshop (not easy woth a 6 month old baby boy in the house! ) and got a new tortoise pickguard cut out for it. A bit more interesting look, to me at least.

    NSRD (New StingRay Day) and a couple of questions.-253deb83-529f-434f-85eb-bfbe8ca75043-jpg
    Last edited by GuitaRasmus; 11-23-2019 at 03:02 PM.

    EBMM Axis Pacific Blue Burst
    PRS Ce24 1994 (Black)
    PRS McCarty 1995 (Black)
    Warmoth Axis (Green Quilt)
    Homemade Custom Tele (Gray Quilt)
    Old Squier Strat (Sunburst)
    Old nylonstring
    Epiphone Jeff Skunk Baxter acoustic
    ENGL Blackmore with ENGL 4x12
    Koch Studiotone with 2x12


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    Forget about my previous reply and please check with customer service with your serial number.

    As written by tbonesullivan the wiring is different between ceramic and alnico pickups.


    NSRD (New StingRay Day) and a couple of questions.-cfd_stingray5_alnico_hh-pdfcfd_stingray5_ceramic_hh.pdf

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