The 20-year-old picked up the Amlin Man of the Match award in the Round One win over Bordeaux-Begles on Saturday night as he kicked five penalties in a 15-6 success at the Stade Chaban Delmas.
Former Munster scrum-half Stringer is better placed than most to comment on his new halfback partner's qualities and he sees similarities with Ireland great Ronan O'Gara, the man who he partnered at halfback when Munster picked up Europe's greatest prize in 2006 and 2008.
"I think so. There's a balance needed with an out-half, whether it be passing, running or kicking, and he seems to take the right options at the right time," was Stringer's response when we asked him if Ford was in O'Gara's mould.
"If a defensive team are showing an open backfield and you need to kick the ball all day to find space, that's what you do. He's doesn't get bored of doing the right things at the right time. That's a mark of a great player.
"For me personally, to get a guy who is running on to the ball and taking it really flat is what I'm used to. As a nine, all I want is to get quick ball, get it out there and get him running on to it. It makes my job a hell of a lot easier when I know where's going to be and I can just put the ball there expecting him to be there every time.
"For a guy who's so young, he seems to have a really experienced head on his shoulders. It's great to have a dominant out-half outside you, who's very vocal and knows what he's doing. He's a guy who can control the game very well and you can see how well he reads the game."
Stringer sat out Bath's win in Bordeaux but could be back involved when they welcome Newport Gwent Dragons to The Rec in Round Two.
The 35-year-old enjoyed huge success with Munster at Europe's top table but the Amlin Challenge Cup is a far less familiar experience for the 98-Test veteran.
But although he admits he still harbours hopes of returning to Heineken Cup action next term, Stringer is still excited about what could lie ahead if Bath can assert their dominance in the Pool 2 this weekend.
"Europe is something that I've been involved in a lot over the years with Munster. We've been in the Heineken Cup and the knockout stages almost every year since I started," added Stringer.
"Whether it be Heineken or Amlin, I know the importance from a player's point of view and a club's point of view to be seen on the European stage.
"That's what it's all about. It's where you rate yourself and it's how you improve. That's where we want to get to - we want to be playing these Heineken Cup teams on a regular basis.
"When you look at an Amlin knockout stage, it could be the Heineken knockout stage with the quality of teams that are in it. It's an unbelievable competition and it's in our minds going forward."