Stingray HH bass

Stingray HH bass

Postby Kip Page » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:24 pm

can someone tell me if you can play these basses passive as well as active?? pros and cons [smilie=cool-smiley-030.gif]
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Re: Stingray HH bass

Postby Freddels » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:28 pm

As far as I know, you cannot run them passive.
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Re: Stingray HH bass

Postby aussiemark » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:23 pm

Active only.

Pros - the most versatile Stingray available

Cons - extra weight
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Re: Stingray HH bass

Postby Golem » Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:53 pm

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It will run passive with a dead or absent battery so you have a
passive failsafe feature, but not a convenient switch over. If
you just leave out the battery you'll still have the 5-way switch
for a tone control [plus the controls on your rig.] If you want a
convenient switch over, you'll need a replacement volume pot
with a push-pull switch for the 9v power. BEWARE, on a dual
PU Ray the chrome banana is just cosmetic for tradition. It's
rear loaded and a bit more complex under the hood than the
classic top loaded single PU versions.

Pro: Variety of heavy tones.
Pro: Dual PU MM without the Bongo body !
Con: All PU wiring is series, so classic Ray tone is not on tap.
Con: More complex under the hood.

Altho you can't exactly nail the classic parallel coils bridge PU
tone, the series bridge PU tone serves the same purpose. No
problem unless you're a tone freak purist. The central pair of
coils [#2 & #3] is a great tone, vaguely P-bass-esque,
especially if your fave P-bass is the P-J variety.


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