#1
I really want to get the Stingray but I've heard that the Warwick Thumb has a wider range of sounds, but maybe not such a good slap tone and ability to cut through a mix?

Help! I'm so confused.
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#2
Warwick are the sickest bass out there. A little pricey but if thats no problem go for it. I was never impressed with any ernie ball bass I've play, but their guitars are nice though.
#4
Dude, Warwick is the way to go..
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#5
For slap you cant really go past warwick, although the ernies are great too. I bought a streamer lx and its going great, couldnt be happier, other then the scratch marks i've got all over it. Its starting to look like edward scissorhands face...
#7
How come all of a sudden, compared with the Warwick the StingRay doesn't get any praise at all?!

More opinions please!
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#8
Quote by Nikklaus
How come all of a sudden, compared with the Warwick the StingRay doesn't get any praise at all?!

More opinions please!


That sounds like you just want the Stingray, and want to hear people say it's better.

If you want the Stingray, get the damn Stingray dude. It's a fine bass.
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#9
Heh well yeah I guess... I loved it when I played it.

Still I'm interesred to see how people think it fares with the Thumb though.
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#10
Well, the Thumb is a very, very formiddable bass to square up against. Fantastic, adaptable as well as unique tone. Killer looks, very comfortable to play and wonderful quality of material and manufacturing.

The same goes for the 'Ray. Less growly, in my opinion. But very unique. It's a dead heat with preference and context the only things that can break it.

So go for the one you originally wanted. Or, wait, play both in-store, etc for a month and then decide. That way you know it's not a spur of the moment decision.
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#11
i think it depends on how much slap your playing. because i belive that:

thumb = fingerstyle
ray = slap

thats what they sound like for me. but then the ray gets ALMOST as good a tone for fingerstyle as the thumb, but the thumb isnt near as good as the ray in slap tone i think.
#12
IMO, Warwick Thumb(especially neck thrus) trumps the Music Man Stingray in everything except for weight. I think you would be much happier getting a thumb, but I'm only saying that because I know I'd be. You really have to go try them both out for yourself and choose which you like better.
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#14
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IMO, Warwick Thumb(especially neck thrus) trumps the Music Man Stingray in everything except for weight. I think you would be much happier getting a thumb, but I'm only saying that because I know I'd be. You really have to go try them both out for yourself and choose which you like better.


if you're going neck thru, the thumb's gonna have next to NO slap tone tho.

so again, even tho you can slap on a thumb and finger on a ray, theyre both made for one way more than the other imo. (but the ray's got a lot more balance in both)

go out and play the thumb if you havnt already.
#15
Quote by mangablade
if you're going neck thru, the thumb's gonna have next to NO slap tone tho.



Why does everyone seem to think this? When I owned a neck thru thumb, i got a great slap tone out of it, you just need to set your preamp the right way for i.
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#16
I prefer MM basses over Warwicks for everything.

But it's really what's best for you.
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#17
Quote by Primate-Primus
Why does everyone seem to think this? When I owned a neck thru thumb, i got a great slap tone out of it, you just need to set your preamp the right way for i.



well yes and no. if youre the average/general bassist that scoops mids for slap, especially if your playing out of something like a Ampeg SS combo (ive noticed them to have too much natural mids), you'd have tons of trouble getting rid of all the mids produced by 1) your WARWICK, which is known for its bountiful growling mids
2) the fact its a neck thru, which just adds to that mid-sy goodness
3) if your amp is an amp that its not easy to scoop mids with

BUT:

if you're a guy who likes a slap tone with some or a lot of mids ( i sometimes prefer, it matters what kinda slap/what song/mood etc.), then i could see where you could enjoy it.
#18
^Well if you have a decent setup and EQ you can practically eliminate all mids, but I could see that as a problem if you're only running an ampeg combo.
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#19
I wish I had enough money to have problems like this.

I still dig MM growl and punch.
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#20
Before doing anything try the new HH version of the Ray. Incredible.
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#21
/\ That HH version is just the cry of the company to get more sales. Does their retarded "Silhouette 6 bass guitar" sell?
-Heck no, it's idiotic. A guitar that is stringed like bass, and costs a wagonload.

Ok, ok. Before the S.U.B, pretty much the only thing they sold was the SRay series. Then they release the S.U.B - still pretty overpriced, it should cost no more than an SR-500 by Ibanez.

And now, they wanna offer a lil sumfin-sumfin for those who claimed that they wouldn't ever play a Ray, cuz it lacked a bridge PU. Stingray ain't just tone, it's style, too, and heritage. I've grown to dislike all the Stingrays that are made after 1997. Something about them that makes me think of them as of Squiers.

Warwick Thumb, *IS* comfortable. I love it's small body, dense, rounded, sexy. I dislike my Yamaha for the fact that it's not all that comfortable to play. But the Thumb is a whle different story. THe four stringed version has awesome spacing between the strings, and some of the sexiest tones I've ever heard... Maaaan...
#22
Quote by mangablade
i think it depends on how much slap your playing. because i belive that:

thumb = fingerstyle
ray = slap

thats what they sound like for me. but then the ray gets ALMOST as good a tone for fingerstyle as the thumb, but the thumb isnt near as good as the ray in slap tone i think.


I think Manga hits the nail on the head right here. The Stingray can do both better than the Warwick in my humble opinion.

For me Stingray>Warwick.

But as you all know Stingrays are my bass. I've played a Thumb and it was nice, but to be honest i am so used to Stingrays after owning one for so long that any other bass doesn't even feel right anymore!

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#23
Yeah I have the same feelings towards the Thumb, I don't think it's as suited to slap tones, and I think for fingerstyle, the Stinray cuts through more.
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#24
Quote by bassbitch
I think Manga hits the nail on the head right here. The Stingray can do both better than the Warwick in my humble opinion.

For me Stingray>Warwick.

But as you all know Stingrays are my bass. I've played a Thumb and it was nice, but to be honest i am so used to Stingrays after owning one for so long that any other bass doesn't even feel right anymore!

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Guuuurl, it's gangsta that you could settle on one bass. I, too, know, that I won't be able to own various different basses: I'd always like one best. What's the point then? To hang em on a wall?

Right now, I'm leaning towards the Wick Corvette. I can't afford the Streamer, but Corvette would cost me around 500$ brand new. I come to the store regularly, and the more I fiddle with it, the more I realize, that I love it.
#25
i just dont like that fat c neck the wicks have, and i always feel a little awkward with them because of the weight. and i've already stated im not too partial to the rays.

which is why i bought a conklin


but its back ordered, YET AGAIN!
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