#1
So the time's come down. I have my money and I'm stuck between two choices. A used made in Germany, Warwick African Bubinga Standard 4 for $500. Or a Sterling RAY34 (Silverburst) for $700.
No, I don't want to see "We can't pick for you, try them out..blah blah blah." Because I've tried them both out. And I have to say I love them both equally. The pros and cons are different, but the number of the equal up. So I'm stuck.
I want to know what PROBLEMS you have all had with either one of these basses.
What experiences have you had with these two basses?

P.S.
This is my last thread about it, I promise.
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#3
Sterling
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#4
The Warwick is the overall more versatile instrument, but the Sterling is in silverburst...


Damn, now I want a silverburst $$.

OT, I'd go with the Warwick.
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#5
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The Warwick is the overall more versatile instrument, but the Sterling is in silverburst...


Damn, now I want a silverburst $$.

OT, I'd go with the Warwick.


One of the biggest problems I'm having right now.
xD
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#6
Warwick.


Also, how the heck did you find a german bubinga for $500?!?
...it was bright as the sun, but with ten times the heat
#7
Quote by c3powil
Warwick.


Also, how the heck did you find a german bubinga for $500?!?

The magic of Craigslist.
And because I'm Jewish like that.
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#8
Dang, man. Id love to have an opportunity like that. German 'vettes are the shizz.
...it was bright as the sun, but with ten times the heat
#9
I know, I love the playability on them, and they look sexy as hell.
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#10
Warwick, I didn't even need to think about it.
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#11
Warwick is the better bass. Sound will be subjective to you but the build quality IMO is most likely going to be way better on the Wick.
#12
I would say go for the Warwick. Why buy a cheap copy of a great bass, when you could have a great bass?

I know the Sterling by Musicman are probably the best cheap copies you can buy, but still.

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#13
Warwick, there's no comparison IMO. I have a '96 German Warwick Bubinga and I still prefer it to my Musicman Stingray.
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#14
I know.
But the Sterling just looks sooooo good. D=
And is your "p" key broken?
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#15
Quote by LD1992
Warwick, there's no comparison IMO. I have a '96 German Warwick Bubinga and I still prefer it to my Musicman Stingray.

Do Warwicks sound good through GK's?
I just played it through a little Fender Rumble 30.
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#16
It sounds beautiful through my GK, honestly the best sound I've heard. Had a lot of people comment on my rig at gigs. What kinda sound are you after? (Examples of artists)
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#17
Quote by LD1992
It sounds beautiful through my GK, honestly the best sound I've heard. Had a lot of people comment on my rig at gigs. What kinda sound are you after? (Examples of artists)

Something like the bass in the beginning of this song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9lV9OJXDjY
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#18
Yeah I'd definitely go for the warwick if I were you. You wont regret it, they're so versatile and fantastic at drop tunings. If you bought the Ray you'd think back and wonder why you didn't get the warwick.
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#19
Quote by LD1992
Yeah I'd definitely go for the warwick if I were you. You wont regret it, they're so versatile and fantastic at drop tunings. If you bought the Ray you'd think back and wonder why you didn't get the warwick.

Hahaha, yeah. I asked the dude if I can go grab it this weekend. I'm sooooo stoked.
It was either the bass or I get to go to The Devil Wears Prada show tonight.
I'm obviously choosing the bass because I don't care much for TDWP.
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#20
Nice choice there mate, haha.
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#21
My friends are like "Are you going to the show? I am."
It's like..."I don't care. I'm getting a new bass. =]"
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#23
Yes...PICS!!!
...it was bright as the sun, but with ten times the heat
#24
Aye... pics

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Warwick Rockbass Vampyre 4

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#25
This is the only picture the dude has of it.
I'm going to pick it up on Sunday.

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#26
That is a beauty. I just bought a rockbass corvette after playing it in the shop a few days ago. I wanted just a regular warwick corvette but I'm not that loaded so...

Let us know how it goes
#27
Make sure you get some bee's wax to keep that lovely natural oil finish clean and shiny. I rub it in mine once a month or so
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#28
I'd go for the Warwick. I find them far more playable and I own a Music Man Stringray.
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#29
I'm so stoked on this Warwick.
Sunday and it'll be mine.
>=D
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#30
Just putting it out there, the Ray34 on guitarcenter.com is now $530 NEW for the month of august...


yeah....
#31
Quote by NCBass93
Just putting it out there, the Ray34 on guitarcenter.com is now $530 NEW for the month of august...


yeah....


I saw that, but still...the Warwick is $500.
I'm also looking at a Fender Aerodyne Jazz bass.
But I'm still getting the Warwick.
The Fender will be a back up bass. =]
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#32
Quote by c3powil
Warwick.


Also, how the heck did you find a german bubinga for $500?!?

seen them for 400.

saw an ash for 350.

damn my budget.

Warwick, in a couple months you can go get it silverbursted by a painter. I'm sure bubinga does well with paint, besides the covering up of the bubinga (a travesty to many)

versatile and silverburst, and also unique.
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#33
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seen them for 400.

saw an ash for 350.

damn my budget.

Warwick, in a couple months you can go get it silverbursted by a painter. I'm sure bubinga does well with paint, besides the covering up of the bubinga (a travesty to many)

versatile and silverburst, and also unique.


I'm never going to paint the Warwick.
I'm going to take LD1992's advice and rub bee's wax on it so it'll keep it's shine.
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#34
Quote by Nolanrox
I'm never going to paint the Warwick.
I'm going to take LD1992's advice and rub bee's wax on it so it'll keep it's shine.

ah part of the many.

I'm a fan of wood grain as well, but I'm also a fan of cool projects.
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#35
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ah part of the many.

I'm a fan of wood grain as well, but I'm also a fan of cool projects.


If it was like...a Rockbass. Maybe.
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#36
Quote by Nolanrox
I saw that, but still...the Warwick is $500.
I'm also looking at a Fender Aerodyne Jazz bass.
But I'm still getting the Warwick.
The Fender will be a back up bass. =]


wow its very funny you mention an aerodyne.

thats my current bass. An upgraded aerodyne (I threw in Quarter pounders in the jazz and P bass pickup slots and gave it a Gotoh 201 bridge)

LOVE the thing. it sounds great. I can get great jazz and P bass tones out of it as well as the sound of the mix.

Im buying a Ray34 simply because you cannot replicate the sound of a stingray unless you GET a stingray. The ray 34 sounds exactly identical and played better IMO.

both basses are great.
#37
Quote by the humanity
ah part of the many.

I'm a fan of wood grain as well, but I'm also a fan of cool projects.



....right.....
...it was bright as the sun, but with ten times the heat
#38
Quote by NCBass93
wow its very funny you mention an aerodyne.

thats my current bass. An upgraded aerodyne (I threw in Quarter pounders in the jazz and P bass pickup slots and gave it a Gotoh 201 bridge)

LOVE the thing. it sounds great. I can get great jazz and P bass tones out of it as well as the sound of the mix.

Im buying a Ray34 simply because you cannot replicate the sound of a stingray unless you GET a stingray. The ray 34 sounds exactly identical and played better IMO.

both basses are great.


That's exactly what I was thinking of doing. xD
Get it tuned to Drop C for some Metalcore band my friend wants me to make with him.
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