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    Ernie ball musicman Stingray 40th anniversary old smoothie

    Hi, iím Planning to buy my first EBMM Stingray, is the EBMM Stingray 40th anniversary old smoothie is a good one?
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    A very good choice. I'll never part with mine

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    Just Googled the Smoothie...hell yeah, get it!
    ďDonít play it if you donít feel it.Ē

    James Jamerson

    ďIf you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.Ē

    RUSH

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    Oh yes, it is a really good Stingray! I love mine, and I use it both live and in the studio.
    bovinehost: Yes, I do agree with that, but if there's nothing wrong then there's nothing wrong.
    Beth: I would compare Bongo to Tommy Lee Jones. Bad a$$ and just hot in a weird way...
    cheezewiz: They should take their lace thongs off and play bass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strummer View Post
    Oh yes, it is a really good Stingray! I love mine, and I use it both live and in the studio.
    What's it like recorded @strummer? I've used my Classic Ray to record but only the Smoothie live. These basses really thump with the mutes on - one of my major bass influences is Larry Taylor with Canned Heat and John Mayall - he played a Precision but struck the strings extremely hard so the bass thumped - my Classic Ray recorded, especially with the mutes on does that thump very well but the tone is gorgeous as well - and of course you can get that fat Musicman pop on the strings if you want to (Bernard Edwards) - so a bass with many facets - I must say live my Smoothie is similar but as it says, slightly smoother. Gorgeous bass.

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    As you say, drT, it is aptly named as Old Smootie A bit smoother, but also fuller, than your average SR (Haven't had any experience with the Specials yet).
    I run it with bass at maybe 70%, treble around 30-40%, and most often straight to "tape" via only a Cali76-tx. Without changing settings i get good pick attack, a nice fat finger sound and also the muted thump (although I don' t move the dampers, just ram some foam unter the strings).
    bovinehost: Yes, I do agree with that, but if there's nothing wrong then there's nothing wrong.
    Beth: I would compare Bongo to Tommy Lee Jones. Bad a$$ and just hot in a weird way...
    cheezewiz: They should take their lace thongs off and play bass.

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