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    1995 Stingray 5 tone HELP

    Hello! I have been searching the tone like the bass in this video Music Man Stingray 5 (1996) - YouTube

    Now, I just found 1995 SR5 hoping that it would have the same sound, pickup and preamp, being from the same time, but mine sounds alot less zingy, clear, open, Stingray tone that they are famous for.

    I uploaded a Bass by Mistah Benn | Free Listening on SoundCloud of my bass di no eq or fx, flat.. Strings are newish... bass is setup ok, I would love to achieve that tone in the video.

    Many thanks
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    Last edited by mistahbenn; 01-29-2021 at 06:53 AM.

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    You do realize that on the video you posted, there is a TON of string and fret noise being picked up by the tiny condenser mic on whatever recorded it, right? That's not what a stingray really sounds like through an amp.

    Is the battery in your bass new? You won't get optimal sound without a good battery, and the proper string height.

    Also try changing the location where you play/pick the strings. That has a huge impact on the tone you get.
    2007 Stingray 5 HS Cherry Burst / Maple FB / Ceramic Pickups
    2012 Stingray 5 H Pearl Blue / Rosewood FB / AlNiCo Pickup
    2012 Steve Morse Morse Blueburst / Rosewood FB
    2012 Luke III SSH Vintage Sunburst / Rosewood Neck
    2021 Stingray RS Pacific Blue Sparkle / Maple FB

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