For some reason during the perfromance he taped over the logo, but it's a Stingray. https://www.google.co.uk/search?biw=1920&bih=949&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=O8jxWvjCJajFgAaK96D4CQ&q=fred+sablan&oq=fred+sablan&gs_l=img.3..0j0i30k1j0i24k1l2.6649.10215.0.105188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.779.10j1.11.0....0...1c.1.64.img..0.13.803...35i39k1j0i67k1.0.WZFnmiwJWt4#imgrc=WdntK9fdalEIfM:more
Great bass, it has great tone, and a very decent neck. the only issue is that when i bought mine (at guitar center) there were at least 5 of them and only 1 of them met my standards, the one that i walked out of the store with.
I have a left handed 4 string version of this bass. Anyone who’s left handed will tell you, you’ve got 2 options. You can spend a couple hundred and get what you pay for like a Dean E09 or dean Edge or even worse like a rouge or something. Or you’re stuck buying something for the name (fender, Ibanez, Spector, modulus ($2000-$5000 for a good Spector or modulous) then you have to spend another small fortune to power the damn thing. Ampeg is just a name, Hell its not even American made anymore. The older SVT-pro (mid 90’s-mid 00’s) Hartke makes good older cabs (think XL serie) the older ones were American made and had aluminum cones. (See the first 4 megadeth albums)
This bass is a really solid bass, the only things i´d consider feeling cheap was the pickups. I changed them to some good "Lundgren Pickups" and now it plays like a dream.
I've played several music man sting rays/ sterlings and such and have to say that this bass is the closest you'll probably get without dropping $1k plus! By all means if you have the cash get the stingray or sterling. But this bass won't leave you disappointed. Its has the same feel and weight and balance, and that huge, wonderful, active pickup. It sounds darn good too! Its a very playable bass. The only difference is you don't have a control knob for the mid range. But with good EQ levels ( on the guitar and amp) this thing will rock your face off! I love it. I think they go for around $400 usd. Great bass!