Posted by Kenny on July 29, 2001 at 07:35:25:
In Reply to: Re: G&L L2500 vs. Stringray 5 posted by DBS on July 28, 2001 at 12:43:56:
: : : : The battery access of the stingray is very well built. It moves out of the cavity, and itīs very easy to change it.
: : : : Of course itīs a detail. Sound is the question. Iīve never tried G&L, so I canīt evaluate it. On the other hand, Stingray rocks IMHO and itīs electronics are not noisy (this I can tell for sure).
: : : : Peace,
: : : : JP
: : : : : Looking to upgrade my bass and would like to hear from those with experience with these two basses.
: : : : : I've read that both basses are solid instruments and adaptable for many playing styles and applications, enhanced by the pick-ups configurations that can be dialed in with the toggle switches. The G&L can go passive too and work without a battery.
: : : : : Also I've heard that the G&L electronics can hum or be so noisy that this bass might be hard to deal with in the studio, which would really suck! Is this anyone's experience? I also read that the battery access plate is screwed direclty into the wood.
: : : : : The G&L looks really nice, has dual pick-ups vs. one and has been quoted a little bit cheaper to me that the Stingray 5.
: : : : : The only negative regarding the Stingray 5 was that the tone can be a little hot sometimes.
: : : : : Comments please.
: : : JP,
: : : Thanks for the info. Is the Stingray 5 tone as adaptable as they say? Any problems?
: : It's tone is just beautiful and dynamic.,.............what type of music will you be playing?
: I'v been playing in a rockin church band for the past 3 years. We have covered almost every type of music: Lenny Kravitz, Doobie Brothers, Sixpence, even (gasp) country. Still haven't covered any really good jazz tunes though. I have a Dean 5-string and the string spacing seems a little tight to do a really clean slap-n-pop. That's why I'm shopping around. Tried a Fender Jazz V and the spacing seemed better.
I could be saying this because I am an owner of a couple of stingray5's, but I think you could not go wrong with this bass. The stingray5 has been a pure pleasure to own and play for years adn I've never gotten board with it. However, the G&L is great too, adn very similar. I look at both basses as P-basses on steroids ...........hope this helps.......Kenny
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