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    Question: Superior way of installing strings on a bass?...

    Superior way of installing strings on a bass? Yeah sure, superior for breaking them, sure. Superior if you like a tauter, stiffer feel of the strings (yup, I A-B'ed the same pack of strings both ways...
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    If you dig Muffs, I'd recommend Wren & Cuff Tall...

    If you dig Muffs, I'd recommend Wren & Cuff Tall Font Russian. I've been using it for years and it's a wonderful, wonderful clone of the old Sovtek era Muffs. I second the Darkglass vote too, they...
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    It wouldn't affect the magnet pole pieces, no.

    It wouldn't affect the magnet pole pieces, no.
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    Sure, that's one way to do it. If you wanna keep...

    Sure, that's one way to do it. If you wanna keep the original look though, you can easily do what I did to all of my Stingrays - shim the pickup cover.

    Take the cover off, put tape or cutout...
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    My 3 band Stingray with Super Slinky roundwounds...

    My 3 band Stingray with Super Slinky roundwounds for that 90s in your face Stingray tone and my 2 band Stingray with EB Group III flats for that classic, vintage Stingray tone.
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    Why do you think it should "feel" different? They...

    Why do you think it should "feel" different? They get discolored, it's a known fact. They especially get discolored if the owner doesn't clean the neck, or give it extra protection. Doesn't mean the...
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    That's a dirty neck. Believe it or not, they do...

    That's a dirty neck. Believe it or not, they do get that "uniform" look after years of use. The wood just soaks up the hand oils, sweat and dirt and gets discolored like that. That's why I added 8...
  8. No need to get angry, I was being respectful....

    No need to get angry, I was being respectful. It's all good, stuff happens.
  9. Nah, they're the same dimensions as the stock...

    Nah, they're the same dimensions as the stock alnico pickup.

    https://smhttp-ssl-54936.nexcesscdn.net/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/B/B/BBG-801.jpg

    What's...
  10. Wait, you don't know if your bass had a Nordy in...

    Wait, you don't know if your bass had a Nordy in it? :O

    With all due respect, if I were buying a Stingray, I'd want it stock.

    I had a Nordstrand MM4.2 before, and it's a good pickup, but a bit...
  11. johnny long - YouTube...

    johnny long
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    That's Johnny Long. He's been through a lot of Stingrays.

    That pickup doesn't look wrong to me.

    Check this video:
    MUSICMAN STINGRAY (PIEZO meets KEN ARMSTRONG) -...
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    I always slant it towards the G a bit, but it's...

    I always slant it towards the G a bit, but it's only slightly slanted, looks almost straight visually. My G string is also lower than the E, so that affects the distance from the pole pieces as well....
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    Something must be off, the pickup should simply...

    Something must be off, the pickup should simply not distort.

    My pickup height is (measured from the pole pieces to the bottom of the string) approx:

    G - 2.5 mm
    D - 3.5 mm
    A - 4.0 mm
    E - 4.0...
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    Question: Once you're around them a lot, you notice...

    Once you're around them a lot, you notice differences fast. Just pull the pics of the original Stingray next to this one and compare.

    Bridge shape is wrong, the usual elongated chinese knockoff...
  15. Help: I agree that about the Stingray fivers. Why four...

    I agree that about the Stingray fivers. Why four stringers though? Shouldn't be easier than pulling it off a Fender P bass (4-string). String spacing is about the same, neck width close to a B style...
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    Question: As fake as they get. One of those "Aliexpress"...

    As fake as they get. One of those "Aliexpress" Chinese knockoffs. Everything is wrong with it, the tuners, the bridge (I can't believe they started stamping Music Man on it though), battery...
  17. Help: If you're having that issue on Stingray 4s, then...

    If you're having that issue on Stingray 4s, then something is off with your string-neck alignment. There is absolutely no issue with the 4s' G string slipping off. Never had that issue with any...
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    No it should not be that hot. Mine is pretty much...

    No it should not be that hot. Mine is pretty much on par with my 3 bander, and I've had several 2 band and 3 band Stingrays. None of them distorted. In fact, if you crank everything on the 3 bander...
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    Stingray Classic, or any 2 band Stingray, is not...

    Stingray Classic, or any 2 band Stingray, is not super hot. Not even close to it. Unless you crank the preamp all the way. Then it's has a pretty hot signal I guess. But a standard eq usage (knobs at...
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    I preferred Aguilar AG4M to Nordstrand MM4.2, as...

    I preferred Aguilar AG4M to Nordstrand MM4.2, as the Aguilar had more of the bite that the original Stingrays have. Nordstrand MM4.2 was a bit too soft, which is often described as warm. Also,...
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    Question: I've tried several combos of aftermarket pups...

    I've tried several combos of aftermarket pups with original SR preamps, and I agree, the stock has that certain magic going on when paired together, especially in the lows and high mids/highs.

    As...
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    The body shape (and therefore, size) is the...

    The body shape (and therefore, size) is the standard Sterling, not a Stingray. It has a slab body though, like Sterling Classic. Unlike Sterling Classic and USA SUB (Stingray model), it does not have...
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    If you're worried about the weight, the new...

    If you're worried about the weight, the new Special Stingrays are much lighter weight. If you still want a Sterling, and are new to the whole EBMM thing, just try out the regular Sterling first, as...
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    Your best bet is to grab a used Sterling Classic,...

    Your best bet is to grab a used Sterling Classic, which might take some time to find one, or grab a standard Sterling which has a 3 band preamp and a 3-way switch.
  25. Help: Meh, depends on how you define "less is more"....

    Meh, depends on how you define "less is more". I've put 8 coats of Tru Oil on 2 of my Stingrays, finished off with 2 coats of Gunstock Wax. Necks are now sealed with Tru Oil, feel great and have more...
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