Originally Posted by wcoffey81
i really don't want to change directions here but...have you looked into a Warwick i see that one of those sites sell them and they are at least based on the same continent as you.
My current Bass is a German made warwick streamer std. Passive(but with new strings and a sweet amp it sounds great).To say i love it is an understatement,but the frets are worn , it needs a couple of hundred spent on it really (which i will do one day).
I bought a second hand streamer stage 1 (now sold)and i honeslty didn't find it as satisfying to play as the Std.I have also owned a MM Stingray (too big and clunky for my smaller hands) so i tried the MM sterling which was very nice,but i still wasn't satisfied. The sound of all these basses are wonderfull,i'm talking about how they feel and play. As yet i havn't found anything as easy to play as my Streamer std
I have read some good things about ibanez prestige and premium Basses and i think i will like the slim neck.I need a second Bass as i gig alot and my warwick is getting old and in need of alot of tlc.
I would love a german made streamer lx but they are so hard to find and the price imo is really too high.
The ibanez sr4000e is as high as i would go price wise. I know for sure that spending Thousands doesn't always get you what you want
So , barts or Nords (question mark) lol
How "hot " are thr Nords,....i'm not a fan of noisy pickups.