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On 07/10/2020 at 05:18, Lozz196 said:

So after reading the thread about Cliff Williams of AC/DC getting a signature Stingray it reignited the want for one. I love Stingrays but have ever managed to “tame” the sound, but then I’ve only ever had the 3eq versions. I have however read that the 2eq is beefier sounding so thought, I’ll give one a try if a black/black/maple one comes along. And it did at the weekend on EBay. Sealed the deal, delivered today. Like an excited child I got home and to work on a clean/set-up and in honour of Cliff, a set of D’Addario Chromes. It’s a 1987 model with the truss rod adjuster in the headstock, and the silver battery cover. It has some nice authentic road wear on it, nothing hideous, just the signs of a 30+ year old gigged instrument. But all that doesn’t mean a thing if you don’t enjoy playing it. Well I settled down in front of YouTube to some of my fave covers and an hour and a half passed in an instant, yes, the ‘Ray passed the test, I love playing it, and yes, the 2eq is beefier sounding. Oh, the beauty in question, well it’s as below.


I owned one of Cliff William's basses for a while.  The case had a Florida address on it.  Great year BTW, birdseye maple cost the same as normal maple  back then so EB just chucked it into the mix.

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Black on maple looks stunning, there's no better combination, but I would always choose 3 band EQ over 2 band. 

I've had a lot of them in the past of both types, and IMHO 3 band EQ has much wider possibilities.

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