Re: Warwick or musicman?

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Posted by Pat Harrington on June 19, 2001 at 20:24:19:

In Reply to: Warwick or musicman? posted by ROGI on June 19, 2001 at 08:35:34:

: First of all, excuse me for my bad english.
: I have a Streamer LX bolt-on 5 string bass.
: Im going to change. Im happy with this bass, but I like to change basses very often.
: Im thinking in 2 options.
: -Warwick Streamer Stage I, 5 strings.
: -or, MusicMan Stingray 5.
: Any suggestions or experiences with those basses?
: Thank you.
: P.D. Of course, i prefer a Sadowsky 5 string, but here, in Spain I dont know who is the dealer, and to take one from the USA, I think it will be too expensive, because the dollar for us is nowadays too expensive.
: Thanks a lot!

>>>> Hi Rogi..I went down to the local "large nationwide guitar retailer"
and tried out all the Warwicks they had (7 or 8)..I really liked the
feel of the neck, but I didn't like the sound of the Warwicks. They
all had the same sort of dark, dead, and thuddy tone, almost like
they all had REAL dead strings. Corvettes, Streamers, Thumbs, neck-thru's
bolt-on's, maple or Wenge fingerboard, they all had roughly the same
characteristics....They just didn't "Resonate", like my Stingray, which,
when played unplugged gives you a pretty good idea of how it sounds amplified. The bass is bright, chime-y, and loud, even when played acoustically,
which is what I look for in a bass...(The "acoustic" and "natural" sound
of a bass)...The Warwick seems to get most of it's tone from its
electronics, which may be desirable to some people, but not for me...
The Stingray can get a little "brittle" and "in your face" sometimes,
but it will cut through stacks of Marshalls like a razor cutting butter!
Check out a Stingray if you can, you might like it!

Good Luck
Pat H.

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