Hey everyone my name is Oleg. I've just joined this forum and have been reading around the threads a fair bit. You guys are awesome at giving information so i thooght i might ask a few things myself.
At the moment i'm in the process of getting some money together for a new Music Man. I played a stingray at a shop and fell in love with it instantly so i kept playing it untill the shop had to close for the day, which was about 2 and half hours. :)
I love soulfull slap lines like in the piece called 'The Sun Don't Lie" on a Marcus Miller album. A slow groove with a slap line, it is awesome!!!
Anyway getting to the point now, i've definately decided to go for a music man bass and i'm just wondering which one out of the Stingray, Sterling and the Bongo is the best for slapping on. One that not only feels right but has that low end punch and the clear funky top end.
I found that the Stingray had good sound but getting around the fretboard takes a bit of effort and to set the sound up from slappy to low and punchy takes a bit of time. So i'm wondering whether the selector switch on the sterling would make that easier.
btw, Aussie Mark i love your bass collection!!! and i also noticed that your band is based in Adelaide which is where i live.
Anyway guys keep entertaining the crouds and making em feel the groove.