#1
I was looking up Stingrays and there was one guy who mentioned that The Ibanez ATK300 gets a very similar sound but for a fraction of the price. So I look them up and there's even a review that states the same point, on top of that there's a review on UG that makes a point of the similarity to the Stingray. I'm just interested in more opinions. I already have a pretty descent amp so I don't need to worry about that part.

This is the one I'm looking at:
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-ATK305-5String-Electric-Bass-?sku=511835#new
#2
I've played on once but I can't say that the tone was like a stingray. I didn't really mess around with the tone though so it could do with a little tweaking.

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#3
You could never get the Stingray tone from anything but a Stingray, but you can get pretty damn close with this bass. The ATK705 (the ATK with the single coil as well) is arguably one of the most versatile basses ever.
#4
They have great punch.
...it was bright as the sun, but with ten times the heat
#5
i tried the five string and loved it,
the EQ is good and the bass sounds & feels good!
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