Alana “Duchess Of Funk” Orchid player a Music Man Stingray 5 bass on the 5 songs recorded during the Positive Mental Trip sessions at applehead recording studios for the album “change your mind”(2012) She did play many shows live with Positive Mental Trip between the 2012-2014 PMT era. She is definitely the most talented “funkiest” bass player in the Woodstock area for session work or live performance. (Arguably) She has appeared/performed on late night shows in projects before the “change your mind” sessions. https://youtu.be/IaT9hS7FBAQ Alana bio....https://sites.google.com/a/duchessoffunk.com/www/biographymore
The SR5 has its own special charm. It doesn't sound like anything else, but it cuts through a mix on stage like nothing else. It also has an absolutely unbeatable neck, with a distinctive gunstock oil finish that makes it superfast and comfortable. I picked up my 1998 model, which is a 3-color vintage sunburst with rosewood fretboard, as a consignment, for about $900. It hadn't been touched by the original owner since purchase, and now new models cost almost double that. One of the best value purchases I ever made.
I already had some 5-strings (Lag, Rickenbacker, Framus Double Neck with 12-string, Warwick Thumb 5, Fender Jazz Bass). The Sting RAy 5 is the most comfortable of all. It's not top-heavy and plays great. I've had it since 1995, but I've hardly used it for years - what a shame!
A great gigging instrument with excellent versatility because of the 3-band on board pre-amp. Also, the three way pickup selector allows you to get different sounds out of the single pickup (top - both coils in series, middle - bridge coil only, bottom - both coils in parallel). More importantly, it plays incredibly well. The neck is the best thing I've ever held and the string spacing is just perfect.
Mine also has a piezo pickup under the bridge as well as a blend know between it and the main humbucker. It probably won't be the last bass I ever buy, but it'll be the last one I truly need.