#1
ok i was at guitar center picking up random things and trying out the basses and i tried three diffrent basses each for around 5-10min the three were a traben array attack, shecter stilleto custom 5, and music man sterling
they were all played through a acoustic b100
at of the traben was cheapest and i enjoyed it the most but my real question is how much diffrent is the sterling to the stingray becausei really disliked the sterling and i dont see much diffrent then the stingray which i see regarded highly around here
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The Sterling is to a Stingray what a Jazz bass is to a P bass.

The Sterling has a more "Jazz bass-esque" neck and a smaller body.

They also have slightly different electronics (pup selector on Sterling)

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The Sterling is to a Stingray what a Jazz bass is to a P bass.

The Sterling has a more "Jazz bass-esque" neck and a smaller body.

They also have slightly different electronics (pup selector on Sterling)


But they still sound incredibly similar. Same pickups, and the only electronics differences are on the controls, not the brand of electronics (so their tonal properties).
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well i didnt get the chance to try the sting ray and i think that the eq not set up properly may have been the problem because the amp gave a very good pop and slap tone which was not what i was looking for in the musicman type but worked great with the traben
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well i didnt get the chance to try the sting ray and i think that the eq not set up properly may have been the problem because the amp gave a very good pop and slap tone which was not what i was looking for in the musicman type but worked great with the traben


wat?

If I understand correctly you didn't expect good slap tone from a musicman, this seems impossible
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wat?

If I understand correctly you didn't expect good slap tone from a musicman, this seems impossible

no i was saying i wasnt looking for the slap tone i was looking for something that could handel metal or things around that genre, something with a growl and the equalizer wasnt set to give me that im not saying its a bad bass it just wasnt what i expected
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Traben makes great basses, I've never played one I was disappointed in.
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Traben makes great basses, I've never played one I was disappointed in.

ya i dont know what about it made it so great but i loved it. it was light had great tone and cheap
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traben does sound better for metal, especially when you start throwing a billion effects on it. everything else though... I much prefer me a sterling. great bass. and it punches without having to growl, part of it's appeal. if you want a growl, get a jazz... or maybe even a Traben...
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no i was saying i wasnt looking for the slap tone i was looking for something that could handel metal or things around that genre, something with a growl and the equalizer wasnt set to give me that im not saying its a bad bass it just wasnt what i expected

You think a musicman doesn't have growl? o.O
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You think a musicman doesn't have growl? o.O

it has punch, and a different sort of growl if you mess with it a little. but it is not expressly a growly bass that can punch, like a jazz, it is a punchy bass that can growl. he prefers a more aggressive, single coily sound. also, that humbucker appears to be closer to the bridge... forcing it to growl more. so I think this Traben actually would growl more. sound better? by my call, probably not to me, or you. but a-bass here is not like you and me, he wants to sound like his bass is gonna go kill some fuzzy bunnies.
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#13
I am now totally lost on the terms; slap-tone, growl, punch, and aggressive-ness.
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I am now totally lost on the terms; slap-tone, growl, punch, and aggressive-ness.

slap tone- depends on the person, usually not overtly bright or growly
growl- when the tone noticeably spikes in volume and often in some of the punchier frequencies, letting it cut through the mix better
punch- when the basses immediate sound breaks through the mix, a more broad term than growl.
aggressive-ness- a term interchangeable for any tone. I have heard it used to describe about every bass I've heard.
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